CEO & Co-Founder
Orlando is the Co-founder & CEO of Aker Technologies, Inc., a venture-backed precision crop diagnostic and analytics company headquartered at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO.
Orlando is a goal-oriented technology leader with experience in start-ups, buy-outs, venture capital and established companies across telecommunication and agriculture industries. Notable exits include Boingo Wireless, where Orlando led product marketing. Orlando was the Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology for the State of Illinois where he led $78M government-sponsored investments for early stage startups.
Orlando holds a BS Computer Engineering from University of Puerto Rico, MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology and MBA at Stuart School of Business.
Orlando lives in Chicago and is passionate about technology, STEM education and improving farming practices around the world.