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I'm a self-taught artist with a passion for exploring the human experience. Immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and put myself through college. Soon after graduating from the University of Florida, I moved to Orlando and built a career in business and tech. I've been practicing drawing and painting from childhood and feel everything has led up to this moment. A life-long learner, I experiment with mixed media and digital, but primarily work with oil today. Sometimes work with watercolor and acrylic. Well-versed in the world of technology, some of my work will also be available as NFTs.  I have homes in Orlando and Provincetown – two places that continuously inspire me. 

Professional Bio

Carlos is also a widely recognized leader in Central Florida’s business, nonprofit, political and civic landscape. A successful technology entrepreneur, Carlos harnesses years of entrepreneurship, tech, nonprofit, civic and political engagement in the region on behalf of the community and his clients.

Carlos founded Echo Interaction Group, a tech company that has worked on hundreds of mobile app projects and currently offers a software platform to rapidly deploy Augmented Reality-enabled apps. Echo was awarded a Don Quijote Award for Hispanic Business of the Year; named Top App Developer Company in Orlando by Clutch and named a Gator100 company (as one of the fastest growing University of Florida alumni-led companies). 

Carlos was named one of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Executives by Florida Trend magazine in 2020 and 2021. He was twice named one of Orlando’s 50 Most Powerful People by Orlando Magazine, awarded Business Leader of the Year by the Metropolitan Business Association, a finalist for Central Floridian of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel and one of Orlando’s 40 Under 40 by Orlando Business Journal

Carlos is an esteemed national speaker on the topics of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. He is a regular contributor to the Orlando Sentinel, and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Wall Street Journal, Orlando Business Journal, as well as Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC Univision, and Telemundo affiliates. He has spoken at numerous conferences including SXSW, one of the top interactive conferences in the world. 

He is currently active in the following organizations:

  • Orlando Economic Partnership - Board of Directors, Executive Committee

  • Central Florida Foundation - Board 

After the Pulse tragedy, Carlos was appointed by Mayor Buddy Dyer to serve on the One Orlando Fund, which distributed over $30M to victims’ families and survivors. He also co-convened the One Orlando Alliance, a coalition of over 30 LGBTQ+ organizations still active as a non-profit today.

His past board commitments have included: 

  • Orlando City Soccer Foundation - Board of Directors

  • One Orlando Alliance - Founding Board Member and former chair

  • VR/AR Association - Orlando Chapter Advisory Board

  • StarterStudio/Canvs - Former Board Member

  • Firespring Fund - Former Board Member

  • Valencia College - Former Advisory Board Member

  • Full Sail University's Mobile App Development Program - Former Advisory Board Member

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