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Nearshore Americas, founded in 2009, is the leading research, data and news resource for business decision makers engaging in knowledge services sourcing and investment in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.
Founder and Managing Director
Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center trends and strategies. Laughlin has emerged as one of the foremost thought-leaders on the expansion of services, outsourcing and inward-investment in the Americas. He speaks frequently at conferences throughout the Americas.
Earlier, Laughlin was a Managing Director at Ziff Davis Enterprise, based in New York City. He has won four awards for journalism achievements in his 24-year career. Laughlin and his team launched Nearshore Americas in September, 2009. He has been a guest speaker at over twenty-five conferences in the region, including forums in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Jamaica, Mexico, Colombia, Antigua, Belize, Nicaragua and the United States.
During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall has been at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.
Matt is responsible for developing, commissioning, and curating content for Nearshore Americas, including deep-dive analysis, on-site reporting, research, industry commentary, multimedia production, and daily news. Headquartered in Mexico City, Matt has first-hand access to the Nearshore sector in the country, also getting his feet on the ground in Jamaica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.
An avid student of English, Matt previously worked as a technical writer for an ERP software developer, a correspondent for a leading digital news agency in Latin America, and an editorial manager for a Mexican publishing company.
News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.
Tim has been a regular contributor to Nearshore Americas since 2012. He is a former Research Analyst with IDC in Toronto and has over 20 years’ experience as a technology and business journalist, including extensive reporting from Latin America. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, he has received numerous accolades for his writing, including a CBC Literary and a National Magazine award. He divides his time between Canada and Mexico. When not chasing down stories, he is busy writing the Detective Sánchez series of crime novels.
Marketing Services and Sponsorship Sales
Director of Marketing and Conferences, Latin America
Jessica Reyes heads up the marketing and conferences division of Nearshore Americas. She has many years of international experience in sales and marketing strategies, and operates out of her home country of Guatemala.