DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velocity Global, the leading provider of global business expansion solutions, announced today that José Montero Jr. joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Montero has more than 20 years of experience working with global companies and brands in over 50 countries where he successfully led large strategic growth initiatives and international expansion plans.
Prior to joining Velocity Global, Mr. Montero served as president and founder of The Montero Group, an international strategic advisory agency specializing in building strategic growth plans, market development, positioning, and branding. Prior to The Montero Group, Mr. Montero served as a Presidential Appointee in Washington, DC, where he successfully led the transformation and turnaround of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the world’s largest immigration agency. He also spent more than 15 years with The Coca-Cola Company where he led corporate M&A and business development initiatives for Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
“I am incredibly excited to welcome Mr. Montero to Velocity Global.” said Ben Wright, Founder and CEO of Velocity Global. “We searched for a globally-minded operational leader with deep experience running large organizations, and we found him in José. Our growth story is fairly remarkable, but we’re only getting started and José will lead the significant operational scale we anticipate in the coming years.”
In his new role as COO, Mr. Montero directs all aspects of Velocity Global’s operations including delivery of the suite of services across more than 185 countries, creating scalable platforms for growth, driving operational efficiencies across departments, and providing a world-class experience for our clients and supported employees.
“Velocity Global has grown and achieved so much in just five years, and I’m eager to build on the already-solid foundation Ben and his team have created,” said Mr. Montero. “I am excited to be part of this amazing company as we strive to help brands grow their footprints across the world, enabling the leaders of these companies to operate in over 185 countries, creating value for their enterprises, and driving investments in all of these markets. Velocity Global has a bright future ahead, and I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead this growth.”
Mr. Montero has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University, a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a certificate in European Strategic Management from Oxford University and has been named a Top U.S. Hispanic Leader to Watch by the Spanish government.
About Velocity Global
Velocity Global is the leading provider of global employment solutions that has reinvented the way companies expand overseas. With unrivaled expertise in over 185 countries, Velocity Global delivers end-to-end services and best-in-class support to help companies confidently navigate the entire lifecycle of international business. To ensure a compliant, efficient, and flexible international expansion, Velocity Global provides a comprehensive suite of global services that includes International PEO, Entity Setup and Support, Global Talent Acquisition, Immigration, and Consulting.