Francisco Prado Calles

OCTO

After graduating from college in 1995, Francisco decided he would give his native war torn El Salvador a chance. He founded his first company when he was 22 years old and sold it to Office Depot a few years later. He became CEO of his family’s company, one of the largest home appliances store in Central America, which he led through its modernization period and sale to a foreign business conglomerate. Eventually, Francisco established a mattress sales and distribution company that was later sold to a local mattress manufacturing company. In all of his previous businesses, Francisco realized he couldn’t trust his technology stack because he was missing crucial information that these solutions were supposed to provide him with. This prompted him to found OCTO, a consulting firm that focuses on generating trust between its clients and the technology that they use to manage their businesses. Francisco graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is an MBA graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Go Irish!

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