Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at flatev ag
Zürich Area, Switzerland
Flatev USA, Inc.
Founder, CEO and President
October 2013 to Present
Founder, CEO and Chairman
January 2011 to Present
Board Member of Foundation for Student Houses in Zurich
March 2007 to December 2009
January 2009 to May 2009
Global Research Hotline
September 2007 to September 2008
April 2007 to May 2007
What company does Carlos Ruiz work for?
Carlos Ruiz works for Flatev USA, Inc.
What is Carlos Ruiz's role at Flatev USA, Inc.?
Carlos Ruiz is Founder, CEO and President
What industry does Carlos Ruiz work in?
Carlos Ruiz works in the Food & Beverages industry.
I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. I started my first company in Mexico at the age of 18 and incorporated my first business a year later. Not content to stay where I was, I went on to Canada, then to Europe, and stopped in Switzerland where I decided to study at the University of Zurich. Always ambitious and always looking forward, I’ve travelled the world, I’ve learned English, German and Italian, and I’ve worked in industries including banking, marketing, food service and economics. Instead of continuing on to a master’s degree, I followed my dream of turning flatev into a successful international business. I came up with the idea for flatev in 2010 and since then I’ve been the driving force behind its progress. I’ve organized a strong team, including my talented co-founders, with diverse strength and experience. I’ve led us into startup competitions and investment meetings. By the end of 2013 we raised $1,000,000 in capital and have racked up an impressive list of awards, including Top 100 Swiss Startups, and were named winners of European Food Venture Forum and MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator program. Now that we’ve expanded into the US and are preparing for market entry, I’m completely invested in my vision: to provide fresh homemade tortillas and flatbreads at home to people all over the world.Founder, CEO and President @ From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Founder, CEO and Chairman @ From January 2011 to Present (5 years) Board Member of Foundation for Student Houses in Zurich @ - Representing and enforcing the interests of the students of the university of Zurich towards the foundation. - Planning, organizing and implementing projects with a value up to CHF40’000.- - Developing and institutionalizing fundamental rules and procedures on the role of the student representatives in the board. - Creating and developing a mentor and a feedback system for the student residence Witellika. From March 2007 to December 2009 (2 years 10 months) Project Management @ - Supporting the CEO and the IMD-Team on the codetermination of the Business plan. - Development of a top-down model on the process of selection of countries and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). - Financial analysis of MFIs in Africa and Latin America. From January 2009 to May 2009 (5 months) Global Research Hotline @ - Supporting the CS-Relationship Managers and their clients worldwide with internal and external research on Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, Real State und Private Equity. - Subscribing the CS-Relationship Managers, their clients and the media to the CS publications. From September 2007 to September 2008 (1 year 1 month) Market Research @ - Conducting research on the -Mexican and Argentinean Markets concerning the domestic courier and logistic industry. - Preparation, evaluation and translation of the results. Organization of a consumer survey in Chile and Brazil. From April 2007 to May 2007 (2 months) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Social Sciences and Economics @ Universität Zürich From 2006 to 2011 University of Fribourg From 2005 to 2005 Carlos Ruiz is skilled in: Start-ups, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Strategy, Private Equity, Business Strategy, Market Research, Management, Business Planning, Project Management, Fundraising, Patents, New Business Development, Team Building, Team Leadership
Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
1 year(s), 11 month(s)
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