South Geeks was born in response to a widening industry epidemic in which low-cost developers were contracted without being sufficiently vetted in favor of saving companies money. This, often times, led to exponentially larger costs in the untimely and improper completion of projects.
It was changing this reality that encouraged Julia Duran to approach longtime friend Nicolas Valenti and create a new proposal. Together, they would combine over 30 years of experience to establish South Geeks and, in doing so, redefine the development model of the IT industry.
With a strict vision to conduct business consciously, South Geeks delivers the best product and service by carefully sourcing talent competencies from a wide pool of outstanding 14,200+ professionals distributed across Latin America. Once candidates are identified, they participate in rigorous testing before they are presented to clients.
For over seventeen years, Julia has been the architect mastermind behind hundreds of teams responsible for developing sophisticated software projects. Armed with years of experience working at big corporations such as IBM, Verizon, and Hewlett Packard, she has risen to become a leader in the international IT community.
Now as the CEO of South Geeks, Julia is widely known for forging long-standing relationships with clients and team members alike, attributed to her tireless pursuit of excellence and sharp ability to build and manage cross-cultural, international teams.
While her projects have enabled her to travel and explore the world, Julia is proud to call Buenos Aires home.
As Chief Operating Officer for South Geeks, Nicolas leans on more than fourteen years of deep expertise in Corporate Finance and Accounting to manage the day-to-day operations of the company.
Throughout his career, Nicolas developed a solid understanding of multiple industries, holding in key roles at the Admin & Finance departments of multinational companies such as Deloitte, Jarden Consumer Solutions, Apco Oil & Gas and Pluspetrol.
Always committed to excellence, Nicolas graduated with honors from both his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master's Degree in Finance at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.
We come from the southwest part of the globe. Our co-founders were born in Argentina and had their careers take off throughout Latin America. Along the way, they met many talented colleagues, most in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Let’s face it, when it comes to technology, we all want it handled by the ones that know it all… those who we affectionately call “geeks”. Only they can resolve seemingly impossible problems with just a few clicks without losing their cool. That’s why we love them.