Mario Merino

Vice President of Delivery

Since joining Gorilla Logic in 2014, Mario has transformed the Costa Rica development center from a 3-person startup to a thriving 450-person nearshore operation. A developer at heart (he started developing web applications in 1999), Mario loves the drive, energy and commitment to excellence that Gorillas bring to each project, as well as the long-standing relationships they form with their clients and has now developed our second Nearshore Development Center in Medellín, Colombia which is growing quickly.

Prior to becoming a Gorilla, Mario developed business for one of Costa Rica’s best-known nearshore software firms, and held technology consulting and development roles with start-ups in the U.S. and Costa Rica. Previously, Mario founded and exited a boutique web-application development firm, as well as a commercial geo-location solution.

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Mario grew up on farms in Limón and Cartago. He attended high school and college in Massachusetts, and has a postgraduate degree in software engineering from Cenfotec. Mario is an accomplished endurance mountain biker (La Ruta de los Conquistadores, Leadville Trail 100, and TransAndes Challenge finisher). He also loves to read, practice meditation, and enjoy good food and interesting conversation. When he’s not listening to music at home, you can find Mario out on the mountain trails with his mixed Labradors, Wayna and Sisú.

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