Héctor Cárdenas, Ph.D
President and CEO
Dr. Héctor Cárdenas, Co-founder of the Ergo Group, has been the President and CEO since 2007. He has over 15 years of experience in information systems design and implementation in the public sector. He specializes in public management with a particular emphasis on business process reengineering and the use of information technologies to improve the design and implementation of public policies and public service delivery. Héctor spearheaded the development of The Ergo Group's MētisBPM™ technology platform and has lead the implementation of most MētisBPM™ applications undertaken by the company. He has led the company’s technology consulting projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Héctor is a graduate of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and of the École Nationale d’Administration in France. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and one in Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Public Policy. He is currently a Lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and an associate professor at CIDE where he has conducted and lead all projects between CIDE and SRE regarding the modernization of the consular services since 2009.
Álvaro Villagra Román
Chief Technology Officer
With over 20 years of experience as a consultant and software architect, Álvaro leads The Ergo Group’s technology development. Álvaro has broad ranging experience in both public and private sector technology projects, having worked on projects for PEMEX, CFE, Infonavit, and Profecco as well as leading private companies in México, he specializes in business process modeling and object oriented information technologies to improve organizational services. Álvaro is the architect and senior developer of MētisBPM™ (core Metis Object Model Foundation MOMF and related core products) and developed the technology design and implementation of MētisBPM™ solutions undertaken by Ergo. He led technology projects in Chile, México, the U.S. and Canada, including the development of the Metis BPM Engine (Workflow Engine and Rule Engine), Metis Specialized Modules, and the Metis Interconnection Modules. Álvaro is a graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Superior Polytechnic Institute “José Antonio Echeverría”, in La Habana, Cuba.
Application Support Engineer
Julio works as an application support engineer at The Ergo Group. He has participated in the development of applications as well as in the design and implementation of software solutions. He has experience with managing proprietary and open source technologies . He earned his master's degree in Computer Science at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional and a bachelors degree from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.