Manuel Barbero, CTO, Table tennis enthusiast
Manuel helps Elites Optimization Services leverage technology to enable athletes, mentors, coaches and enterprises work together to shape the future.
Manuel is a technology strategist who has also built and managed mission-critical software by leading highly-skilled technology teams in both Fortune 100 and a number of start-up firms. Most recently he was Chief Architect at Northwestern Mutual and Head of Architecture for Core Management at Bridgewater Associates. He held CTO positions at UBS and KPMG where he led the Financial Services technology advisory practice. He has also been Operating Executive and CTO for a FinTech start-up, delivering Software as a Service solutions for AI-based capital value preservation.
Manuel holds an MBA and a graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also earned an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Telecom ParisTech and was a visiting scholar at the University of California in San Diego.