Juan Ramirez founded Grupo Avance devoted to one premise: help companies grow their business into Mexican, Latin American, and the U.S. Hispanic markets. Juan built a team of international business developers and executives with deep experience in strategy and tactical execution; the skill set central to accelerated, successful business growth.

When looking for Grupo Avance team members, Juan selects talent that complements his own skill set to develop a high performance team.

A native of Mexico, Juan Ramirez studied business and marketing at the Universidad Veracruzana, Miami University, and University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Prior to founding Grupo Avance, Juan worked at IBM, GE, and other technology consulting firms, as a sales and marketing executive where he managed key clients such as 3M, Carlson Companies, General Mills, Donaldson Company, BlueCross BlueShield and others.

Today, Grupo Avance is led by Juan’s strong Hispanic marketing and cultural knowledge along with his extensive sales & marketing experience and management training. He —and his team of international executives— have a passion to advance commerce in the U.S. Hispanic, Mexican, and Latin American markets.

Juan Ramirez is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, Minnesota Minority Supplier Development Council, and teaches International Business and Corporate Strategies at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul in Minnesota.