SPOTLIO is a dynamic company dedicated to helping businesses, events, cities, and destinations deliver fast and frictionless mobile experiences to their customers. With products such as Mobile Destination Guide Apps, Direct Mobile Booking, Interactive 3D Maps and Responsive Websites businesses are able to engage their customers and grow online revenue.
Created by experienced and innovative individuals, SPOTLIO provides effective and revenue-increasing 360° mobile solutions. All of our products are white label, 100% customizable, mobile-first and easy to use. They help get things done in the moment which leads to exciting increases in online revenue.
SPOTLIO’s customized mobile solutions allow me to effortlessly integrate my business partners and monetize my mobile strategy.
All of our products are designed around our three core customer objectives:
1. To become Your Value-Adding, Long-Term Partner
2. To Increase Your Revenue
3. To Make Your Brand Shine
Our team operates out of Barcelona, Sankt Moritz, Salzburg and Andorra – each a thriving hub for mobile technology, tourism, leisure, and retail operations.
Find out how SPOTLIO can help you grow your online revenue by clicking below.
FOUNDER – TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Albert Ferrando is responsible for driving the technical vision behind SPOTLIO. A graduate in software engineering at EPFL in Lausanne, he is passionate about all things mobile, and about leveraging mobile technology to help businesses achieve their goals. Before founding SPOTLIO, Albert held a variety of technical and product management positions within the technology sector working in Switzerland, Austria and Spain, where he focused on building sales platforms and SaaS initiatives.
When Albert is not enjoying his favorite social media apps, he likes to cycle, run and eat a healthy Mediterranean diet.
FOUNDER – MARKETING & FINANCE
Urs Grimm leads SPOTLIO’s overall strategic vision, business development and partnership efforts. He has extensive experience in tourism, retail and technology, in addition to an MBA. Urs has held executive and board-level positions with several leading international technology and leisure operation companies, including Apple where he worked for 10 years.
When Urs is not busy talking marketing and mobile strategies you can find him skiing in the Swiss mountains or sailing the Mediterranean’s most enchanting destination spots.
Joan Poch helps bring our products together by working with our Product Management team to translate their latest technological innovations into mobile solutions that make online sales grow. Being a self-taught coder, although also having studied computer administration and multi-platform application development, he considers his job an extension of his hobby, which is digital technology.
Joan is a strong believer, as well as a good example of the phrase “Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life”.
CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER
Blanca Robles is in charge of ensuring our customers and users always enjoy the best possible experience working with SPOTLIO. She, and her team, are available to help customers around the clock with expert advice and assistance aimed at finding quick and effective answers to any situation that may arise. Blanca studied in both Barcelona and Vilanova i la Geltrú, the current location of the SPOTLIO main office. She loves learning languages as well as watching Z movies, which makes the nearby Sitges film festival her perfect venue.
Blanca’s favorite movie quote sums up her work ethic with SPOTLIO. It comes from the great Master Yoda “Do or do not. There is no try.”
Arnau Martín is a System Engineer, but his versatility allows him to help out with almost anything., He studied IT Systems Administration and Web App Development and has always been interested in how things work. From an early age, his interests have led him to work on distributed systems, networks, and process automation.
In his free time he loves gaming and traveling, although he never stops investigating and learning about his true passion: IT. That’s the reason why he identifies so strongly with Da Vinci’s statement “learning never exhausts the mind”.
ONLINE BUSINESS SPECIALIST
Mark Watkins brings a deep understanding of how businesses can leverage mobile and web based software capabilities to engage customers and drive online revenue growth. Since studying Business Enterprise at the University of Glamorgan in the UK, he has worked as an advisor for a number of online businesses in a variety of sectors. Also, as a passionate linguaphile and published author he now applies his language skills to help SPOTLIO communicate effectively with all its stakeholders through multiple channels.
In his free time he loves to play squash or pick up his surfboard and head to the nearest beach. But his true passion is for getting to know new people. He believes they are an abundant source of knowledge and creativity able to enrich a person’s life with new opportunities, vision and growth keeping the inner child alive.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Noemi Sanna is responsible for turning potential clients into long-term valued partners. With her business acumen and in-depth knowledge of SPOTLIO, she is able to understand individual customer needs and how our solutions can best be applied to achieve the optimum results. A Graduate in translation, specialized in cultural tourism and tourism marketing management, Noemi’s professional journey has taken her from her home country of Italy to France and now to Spain, a journey that has enabled her to become fluent in 5 languages. But, her passion for travelling and her love of running has taken her to many more places besides.
A strong believer in ‘actions speaking louder than words, her favourite quote is from Joseph Dinouart’s L’art de se taire: “You should only talk if what you have to say is worth more than silence.”
DELIVERY & UI MANAGER
Gerard Mestres is an interface guru whose mission it is to make the user interfaces of SPOTLIO’s Mobile Guide Apps, Direct Booking and Interactive 3D Maps as intuitive and easy to use as possible. He, and his team, also ensure that all customer solutions are kept up to date using the latest technology. A graduate in both Graphic Design at ETEA and Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Barcelona, Gerard makes SPOTLIO’s products aesthetically pleasing whilst always adding his signature touch.
As lead singer of a progressive rock band, he loves to rehearse with his fellow band members and write new songs. Also, as a firm believer in self improvement he enjoys reading books dedicated to both professional and personal development.
Cristina Mestres defines SPOTLIO’s online presence and fills it with life. A student of Chemistry at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, her professional journey has taken her as far afield as Texas, USA. The multi-industry experience that Cristina possesses ensures effective creative inputs and a deep understanding of the marketing challenges that our customers face.
Cristina enjoys going to the beach and listening to music. But, nowadays she finds her biggest smiles playing with her son and growing her own start-up venture that offers eco-friendly toys that transform the world.
GRAPHICS & DESIGN
Sandra Piqué is not only a paragon of aestheticism but a charming individual. That’s why she’s our Graphics & Design Manager. She studied Art at the Universitat de Barcelona and Graphic Design at Elisava.
Having the ability to learn and adapt to any project, she fully immerses herself in any challenge without ever losing interest.
Sandra loves traveling, Arts, music, movies, and theatre. Her flexibility allows her to strike a balance between these hobbies and spending time with her two wonderful children. She strongly believes “the best thing of all is that nothing is impossible”.
DIGITAL MARKETING DIRECTOR
Xavi is a creative perfectionist who combines excellence with a deep sense of curiosity. He began his professional career in TV3 as a graphic designer after studying Design in Barcelona. He then applied his craft in a select number of agencies and companies before deciding to hone his creative abilities further by studying a Masters in Online Marketing in Madrid. Now, as part of the SPOTLIO team he delivers a polished, unique visual message to everything we do.
Passionate about music and vinyl, he is always planning the next trip or looking for the next restaurant to try.
CUSTOMER SUCCESS SPECIALIST
Victoria López is a great communicator and has a positive energy and is always ready to help with a smile. Although she is passionate about doing business in person, she is also a fan of the online world appreciating the new opportunities it presents. She enjoys how new technologies allow her to continuously adapt and grow with the latest trends in society. Her experiences from living, studying, and working in various regions have made her flexible and have given her great interpersonal skills.
Victoria enjoys sailing, scuba diving, traveling, reading, and good food But most of all she loves a good after-dinner chat and is always up for an interesting conversation.
MOBILE APP DEVELOPER
Having worked as a Systems Expert for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain Adria made the move across to Mobile App development with SPOTLIO. He has a strong educational background having passed the Superior Grade Formative Course (CFGS) in Web Application Development and the CFGS in Systems and Networks Administrations. His commitment and creativity makes him an important assess to the development team.
When Adria is not in front of his computer screen at work he loves nothing more than just hanging out with his friends, going to the gym and traveling the world. But, he is also happy sending nights in watching his favorite TV series or playing video games.
MOBILE APP DEVELOPER
Guillem previously worked as a Systems Expert for the Neapolis Building in Spain but has now found his home with SPOTLIO. He is passionate about programming and keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques through continuous training. He has studied the Superior Grade Formative
Course (CFGS) in Systems Management and is currently studying for the CFGS in Web Application Design. Guillem is a valuable member of the development team and his expertise continues to grow.
When Guillem is not studying or working, he can be found playing the latest video games or enjoy one of his favorite science fiction films.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Marina is a graduate in Physics and currently studying her second degree in Applied Data Science. She is truly passionate about learning and takes every opportunity to expand her understanding in all aspects of her work. With a constant smile and infectious laugh she brings enthusiasm and patience to her role as Mobile and Web Development Manager.
She is mad about dancing, and also spends her free time building up and deepening her knowledge in languages, science and other disciplines for work as well as for fun.
MOBILE APPS DELIVERY MANAGER
Marta spent much of her career working in an educational environment but decided to reinvent herself and signed up for a programming course. This led to her collaborating with SPOTLIO where she found her perfect match. As the App Delivery Manager she is able to apply her systematic and structural skills to adapt to different projects and activities.
In her free time she enjoys walking, preferably in the mountains, as well as mountain biking, reading and listening to music. All of this in the company of her family.
ACCOUNTS AND HR MANAGER
With a Degree in tourism from ESADE and extensive work experience, which includes setting up and running her own urban clothing brand SPERMATO, Patricia brings expertise and drive to her role as Accounts / HR Manager. Her passion and positivity is evident in everything she does.
When she is not at work she enjoys her other passion where, as her alter ego ‘The Storyteller’, she volunteers in schools and book clubs bringing stories to life for children of all ages with her fun and creative persona. She truly lives up to her favorite saying “You can make this world a better place.
MARKETING AND SALES SUPPORT
Carmen is a citizen of the world who has lived in various countries. This experience has given her a broad vision and a “savoir faire” that is nourished by different cultures and ways of working. This multidisciplinary capacity is invaluable in our Marketing and Sales Department. As is her ability to speak multiple languages including Spanish, French, and English. She is always ready to provide a different, innovative point of view on any topic.
She is passionate about Greek culture and an avid music lover. Like Plato said: “Music is Soul to the Universe”.
TEAM LEADER – APP DEVELOPMENT
Jose studied Industrial Electric Engineering at Escola Politècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltrú, and now heads up the app development team at SPOTLIO. He has brought a high level of excellence and experience to this role and continues to inspire his team to better performance. He is more logical than emotional and almost obsessed with perfection, also an orderly professional and in love with the right protocols.
When he is not at work he loves to pursue his passions which include music, games, cinema and Kizomba.
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