Elio is an experienced sales and marketing leader with over 20 years in the wireless, semiconductor, and defense industries. Before joining Hi-G-Tek, Elio served as Vice President of the Law Enforcement and Military Division for Beretta USA, where he reorganized the company’s direct and indirect distribution channels, repositioned the company in the law enforcement space, and led development efforts for new weapons platforms for the U.S. Military.
Prior to Beretta, Elio worked at QUALCOMM as Director of Business Development, working with Tier 1 wireless carriers in Europe. Elio led efforts to develop industry-leading platforms for wireless wide area networks (i.e. Gobi) and wireless location (i.e. inGeo), contributing to significant revenue and market share gains for QUALCOMM. Prior to QUALCOMM, Elio worked for 13 years at Motorola, where he held a variety of senior management roles including 8 years of international expatriate assignments. He built and led both engineering and sales teams and, in addition, held full P&L responsibility for several Motorola businesses in Latin America and Europe. During this time, he closed various nationwide communication-system sales, managed over 50 direct reports, and was responsible for over $75M in yearly sales quota.
Elio holds both a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Miami.