About Us

Actively present in more than 15 countries worldwide, Gazelles Growth Institute is leading current movements in hybrid education and business growth. Our core purpose is to expose C level executives to business thought leaders through a community that facilitates learning and growth. Quite simply, we want to make it easier for busy executives to learn new techniques and methodologies that will help their businesses.


It takes the alignment of an entire team to build a company.

This cannot be expressed enough. Success is an ecosystem of team knowledge.

It takes a “village of gurus” to grow a company.

Everyone is an expert in his or her own way. Specialized employee development equals company development.

The hybrid model of education is the most powerful.

Hybrid models of education provide the skills and knowledge training that you need now in a way that is customizable to your bottom lines.

No time for amateur hour, only the best.

Weak links... enough said.

OUR BRAND IS BUILT through partnerships with TOP companies AND TOP THOUGHT LEADERS.

Our brand is strong because of this, and we are growing. Just wait and see who we bring you next!

Sound Principles, Metrics for Success, and Limitless Ingenuity

Our core beliefs are built upon sound principles, measurable successes and the limitless ingenuity of the learning mind.

Meet the Growth Institute

Daniel Marcos,CEO at the Growth Institute

Daniel is the co-founder and CEO of Gazelles Growth Institute, the leading online executive education company for C level executives at fast growing firms. He also co-founded Inflection (Gazelles Mexico) a management coaching company that helps business executives and entrepreneurs grow their companies faster and with less “drama”. He is an international speaker and has shared stage with thought leaders like Peter Diamandis, Guy Kawasaki and Jack Canfield, just to name a few. Daniel is the blogger of Capitalemprendedor.com. He is a graduate of EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants”, and its continuation, “Gathering of The Titans”. He holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ITESM (Monterrey Tech) and an MBA (cum laude) from Babson College at Wellesley, MA.

Verne Harnish, Co-Founder and Principal at the Growth Institute

Named by FORTUNE Small Business magazine as one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business,” entrepreneur, author and FORTUNE magazine columnist Verne Harnish is a highly sought-after management consultant specializing in leadership, strategic planning and business growth.

His book, “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm” has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Verne is also the founder of EO, the Entrepreneurs Organization (http://www.eonetwork.org), and the CEO of Gazelles Inc.

Juan Gonzalez, COO and Co-Founder

Juan Gonzalez excels at advising C-level executives on how to improve their discipline around strategy, execution and accountability for enhanced achievement. His robust business experience has led him to support internet-related ventures in both the U.S. and Latin America. Juan is a sought-after speaker at universities and industry-related events, including CA World and SXSW.

Serving as the COO and Co-founder of Gazelles Growth Institute Juan and his team offer on demand seminars and master courses from the foremost business thought leaders. All courses are self-paced while the most popular offer live discussion webinars and guided implementation with a certified coach.

People hire Juan and Gazelles Growth Institute for the following reasons:

- To invest in their companies most valuable asset, their people

- To help teams learn together, grow together and win together

- To help clients learn new and relevant business methodologies that will allow them to do things differently and thus outlearn their competition

Gazelles Growth Institute clients are typically fast growing companies that operate in a highly competitive environment. In this environment Growth Institutes’ unique business methodologies help clients build best industry practices that can result in differentiation. Clients come from all industries and geographies, and are typically leading or striving to lead within their industries. A representative sample of the more than 2,000 customers Gazelles serves would include: Offers.com, White Lodging, Maddock Douglas, Catapult Systems, and Build Direct.

Norman Garcia, Production Manager

As Product Coordinator for Gazelles Growth Institute, Norman ensures a high standard of media content such as Master courses and other products. He also manage projects and product creation such as in-place recordings, App design and development, and everything involving graphics & video editing.

Norman has studies in photography, design and post-productions. He has experience in T.V. networks, design/marketing companies. He speaks English and Spanish and has worked in different countries in Latin America.

Jackie Deckert, Sales Director and Affiliate Coordinator

Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Management from the University of Ottawa, Jackie is the Canadian of Gazelles Growth Institute (GGI). She has also lived and studied at a Masters Level at Reims Management School near Paris, France.

As the Sales Director for Gazelles Growth Institute (GGI), Jackie ensures a flawless experience for all prospects and leads throughout the entire sales process; from marketing, lead generation, business development, and lead qualification, to the full sales process up to when they become a valued student in our community.

As Affiliate Sales Coordinator for GGI, she brings a fresh, organized perspective when building relationships with Gazelles coaches, Chambers of Commerce, consultants and many other affiliates. Her attention to detail and passion for business growth are what brought her to the Growth Institute.

Alex Faust, Digital Marketing & Support

Alex does a little bit of everything at the Growth Institute but specializes in digital marketing and support. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he studied marketing and finance.

He is a passionate sports fan, rooting for the teams from his home city of Philadelphia, and the Texas Longhorns.

Alex brings positive energy and leadership skills to the team. He excels in creating new relationships and is excited to bring his passion and experience to the Gazelles team and our clients.

Sergio Zavaleta, IT Manager

Sergio is a Computer Systems Engineer, specializing in programming and with knowledge in Database, Project Management, Training and Consulting. Likewise, he acquired extensive experience in implementing high-value technological projects working in companies like Würth Mexico and Digital Solutions. His 10 years experience in the IT field have provided him with a vision for continuous improvement of processes and systems which he applies in Gazelles Growth Institute to strengthen the educational offer from the technological point of view.

Rodrigo Tejero, IT Strategic Associate

Rodrigo has worked with companies of all sizes through the years, providing solutions for fresh and innovative systems. His experience provides a results-oriented and user experience approach, allowing the generation of intelligent and usable intefaces. He studied at the Tecnológico de Monterrey where he graduated as a Computer Systems Engineer. He lives happily in Mexico City with his wife.

Patricio Alcérreca, Corporate Controller

Public Accountant from the University of Mayab in Mérida, Yucatán, México. With a Master degree in Strategic Management at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, Spain. Has worked mainly in the areas of Comptroller , Finance, Accounting and Administration, with over 10 years of experience in financial statement analysis, cash flow, budgeting, evaluation and implementation of controls and procedures in different areas, as well as analysis and restructuring of accounting information of the company.

Oscar Pérez, Post Production Supervisor

Bachelor of Design and Visual Communication from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Oscar has specialized in Audiovisual Production , Photography and Multimedia. His design vision was expanded during his stay at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas where he also worked as a substitute teacher. Within Gazelles Growth Institute, Oscar is responsible for the realization and optimization in a timely manner for graphic and audiovisual content.

Pascaline Barbaud, Head of Customer Experience

Pascaline is French. She has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication and Translation. Passionate about discovering new cultures and languages and constantly looking for new exciting learning experiences, she has experience in Europe, the US and Mexico as a translator, communication expert and program manager. Her international background in big corporations as well as in communication agencies, consulting groups and startups gives her a wide vision of the corporate world. This is also how she was able to develop her skills in account and customer support.

Karina Reyes, Course & Product Coordinator

Karina completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Studio art and Bachelor of Arts in English Writing & Rhetoric from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She then went on to enroll in Houston Baptist University's Master's in Secondary Curriculum & Instruction program, where she earned her Texas Teacher's certification for English 9-12. Her role as an editor for a weekly newspaper, and six years of experience as a teacher combine to give her a thorough knowledge of curriculum, course development and best practices in content mastery.

Karina also enjoys foreign languages, having studied French in college, grown up with Spanish through her Guatemalan family, and learned Portuguese as a fun addition. Books are treated as friends, and she's never been known to shy away from new learning opportunities or adventures.

Juan Lombana, Digital Marketing Manager

With a 3 year experience working on Google, Juan Antonio is a Digital Marketing and Analytics expert that really loves soccer. He is passionate about what he does because, let's face it...Juan is a geek, he loves getting involved with the latest gadgets and technologies, that helps him building the best campaigns for our customers and improving their experience with our website, everything data based, of course. Juan is also a very happy guy and he is always on the mood for a joke, he loves public speaking and to cheer his soccer team.