About Us

Actively present in more than 15 countries worldwide, Gazelles Growth Institute is leading current movements in hybrid education and business growth. Our core purpose is to expose C level executives to business thought leaders through a community that facilitates learning and growth. Quite simply, we want to make it easier for busy executives to learn new techniques and methodologies that will help their businesses.


It takes the alignment of an entire team to build a company.

This cannot be expressed enough. Success is an ecosystem of team knowledge.

It takes a “village of gurus” to grow a company.

Everyone is an expert in his or her own way. Specialized employee development equals company development.

The hybrid model of education is the most powerful.

Hybrid models of education provide the skills and knowledge training that you need now in a way that is customizable to your bottom lines.

No time for amateur hour, only the best.

Weak links... enough said.

OUR BRAND IS BUILT through partnerships with TOP companies AND TOP THOUGHT LEADERS.

Our brand is strong because of this, and we are growing. Just wait and see who we bring you next!

Sound Principles, Metrics for Success, and Limitless Ingenuity

Our core beliefs are built upon sound principles, measurable successes and the limitless ingenuity of the learning mind.

Meet the Growth Institute

Daniel Marcos,CEO at the Growth Institute

Daniel is the co-founder and CEO of Gazelles Growth Institute, the leading online executive education company for C level executives at fast growing firms. He also co-founded Inflection (Gazelles Mexico) a management coaching company that helps managers and entrepreneurs grow their companies faster and with less “drama”. He is an international speaker and has shared stage with thought leaders like Peter Diamandis, Guy Kawasaki and Jack Canfield, just to name a few. Daniel is the blogger of podcast TrendHerd.com and Capitalemprendedor.com. He is a graduate of EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants,” and its continuation, “Gathering of The Titans.” He holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ITESM (Monterrey Tech) and an MBA (cum laude) from Babson College at Wellesley, MA.

Verne Harnish, Co-Founder and Principal at the Growth Institute

Named by FORTUNE Small Business magazine as one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business,” entrepreneur, author and FORTUNE magazine columnist Verne Harnish is a highly sought-after management consultant specializing in leadership, strategic planning and business growth.

His book, “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm” has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Verne is also the founder of EO, the Entrepreneurs Organization (http://www.eonetwork.org), and the CEO of Gazelles Inc.

Juan Gonzalez, COO at the Growth Institute

Juan is the co-founder and COO of Gazelles Growth Institute. Juan excels at advising C-level executives on how to improve their discipline around strategy, execution and accountability for enhanced achievement through online education and personal coaching. His robust business experience has led him to support business ventures in both the U.S. and Latin America. Juan is a sought-after speaker at universities and industry-related events, including CA World and SXSW. He holds graduate degrees from Texas A&M and Harvard University, as well as an Industrial Engineering degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. Juan lives in Austin, TX with his wife and three daughters.

Giang Nguyen, Client Engagement Manager

With experience in the US, Asia, and Latin America, Giang brings a global perspective to the Growth Institute. Previously with Ogilvy PR and T.D. Wang Advertising, Giang’s agency background has allowed her to look inside a variety of corporate, public, and non-profit clients with global, national, and local networks. Giang’s past clients include global institutions such as Standard Charter Bank, national level corporations such as Verizon Wireless, and public clients such as City of Seattle.

Giang is Vietnamese. She has a degree from the University of Washington – Foster School of Business.

Andrea Argomedo-Halliday, Designer

Andrea was born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Minor in Communications from the University of Texas at El Paso.

In the spring of 2005 she moved to Austin, Texas. Since then, she has been moonlighting as a freelance designer, creating for different media outlets such as print, web and digital.

In October of 2011, she began working at AllClear ID as a Business Operations Administrator, a position that she kept for almost two years until coming to Growth Institute as an Administration Manager and Graphic Designer.

Norman Garcia, Social Media Manager

As the Social Media Manager for Gazelles Growth Institute, Norman ensures a high standard of social engagement through promotional outlets, using his design/marketing skills to approach his goals in a short period of time. He oversees social media marketing, event promotion, content creation and everything involving graphics & video editing.

Norman has studies in photography, design and post-productions. He has experience in T.V. networks, design/marketing companies. He speaks English and Spanish and has worked in different countries in Latin America.

Sharon Villanueva, Audiovisual Content Manager

With a Degree in Communications & Marketing from the Universidad Tecnológica de México and a Master Degree in Philosophy & Communications from ISES México, additional studies and projects in audiovisual areas, content design, marketing and academic research.

As content creador in GGI she responsable for translation, subtititle and creation of graphic & video editing. Sharon is involved in marketing activities for GGI Latin America.

Benjamin Estrada, Web Developer

Web Developer at Growth Institute. I'm curious, and I enjoy work that challenges me to learn something new and stretch in a different direction. I do my best to stay on top of changes in the state of the art so that I can meet challenges with edge tools.

My hobby is to produce electronic music. During weekends I like to go out for some fresh air by running, and taking walks.

Tim Paulson, Sales

Tim Paulson has helped companies grow as a business leader for decades. He served as a Vice-President for Hair Club for Men, helping the company grow from eight to 69 offices during his service. He served as VP of Marketing for Piranha Marketing, helping the company more than double its annual revenues. He is the co-author of Nightingale-Conant’s best selling marketing program ever (titled Piranha Marketing).

A recognized marketing, sales, business coaching and growth expert, Tim has served companies and has spoken in seminars around the world including Egypt, Australia, England, Ireland, and throughout North America. He is the author of several educational programs in the fields of marketing, business coaching, and success. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and studied Art History on a Masters Degree level at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Jackie Deckert, Marketing and Affiliate Program Coordinator

Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Management from the University of Ottawa, Jackie is the Canadian of Gazelles Growth Institute (GGI). She has also lived and studied at a Masters Level at Reims Management School near Paris, France.

As a marketer for GGI, Jackie ensures a high standard of user experience through social media management, marketing development, and quality content creating and editing.

As Affiliate Program Coordinator, Jackie brings a fresh, organized perspective when building relationships with Chambers of Commerce staff and Gazelles coaches, among other affiliates. Her attention to detail and passion for growth are what brought her to the Growth Institute.

Deniss García Buitrago, Spanish Project Coordinator

With a degree in Industrial Design from the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales and additional studies in design tools has experience in corporate image design, marketing, team management, event logistics and participation as a speaker at national and international conferences.

In the period 2013-2014, she worked as National Director of Marketing and Information Management of AIESEC in Guatemala, supporting the development of young students who volunteered in the organization.

Originally from Pereira, Colombia, is a proactive, responsable and strategic person, that always strives for excellence, whose creativity seeks to provide a fresh and innovative atmosphere in the company.

Alex Faust, Marketing and Projects Coordinator

This December Alex will be graduating from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where he studies marketing and finance. He recently spent five months studying at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy where he was immersed in many new cultures.

Alex has experience working with social media, as well as in customer experience, and partnerships.

He is a passionate sports fan, rooting for the teams from his home city of Philadelphia, and the Texas Longhorns.

Alex brings positive energy and leadership skills to the team. He excels in creating new relationships and is excited to bring his passion and experience to the Gazelles team.