Manuel Delgado

CEO, Agua Marketing

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Manuel Delgado is CEO of Agua, a Hispanic Marketing consulting firm in Houston. His firm has worked for some of the best brands in the US, including Dell, Shell, the Houston Symphony and the Boy Scouts of America. The company name, “water” in Spanish, reflects the Hispanic market in the US: ever changing and vital.
Agua Marketing has won several awards, including being recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s Enterprise Champions because of its innovation, corporate culture and impact in the community.
Prior to founding Agua in 2003, Manuel’s career included international marketing positions with JWT Advertising, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and BMC Software.
An accomplished public speaker and author, his book “Latinography: a five-step roadmap to survive in the New America” will be published in 2016. He is currently a board member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). He is also Chairman of “Expo USA,” an organization working to bring a World’s Fair to the United States.
He has held board positions with the American Marketing Association, the American Advertising Federation, the Houston Interactive Marketing Association and NewSpring, a business incubator for low income Hispanic entrepreneurs.
Manuel holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the UCAB, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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