Venezuela Native Brings Business Experience to Miami

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Carlos and Elena Perez (Miami, FL West -Downtown-New)Express Employment Professionals franchisees come from all walks of life and represent diverse markets around the United States, Canada, and South Africa. Our newest franchisee, Carlos Perez, is a perfect example of the varying backgrounds and experiences that shape our franchisees.

As the new owner of the Miami, FL (Downtown) Express office, Carlos is ready to bring his extensive sales experience and business expertise to the southern Florida market.

Strong Business Background
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos received his bachelor of science in business at Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas. From there, he gained 19 years of sales and commercial experience in several countries, including Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

Carlos’ extensive background in business management and sales led him to positions with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, DIAGEO, and Warsteiner Brauerei.

“Carlos is a professional individual with a strong business acumen,” said Dan Gunderson, Regional Franchising Executive. “He has abundant experience in business development, coaching, and training.”

Excellent Leadership Experience
A natural leader, Carlos has served in management roles throughout his career, including Trade Marketing Manager in the Dominican Republic, Sales Manager in Puerto Rico, and Business Director for regions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

A Lifelong Dream

Carlos and his wife Elena have lived in south Florida for many years and know the area well. Community involvement is important to the couple, and Carlos currently serves on the Board of Alcoholic Beverages Industry Alliance. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and riding motorcycles.

“Carlos is a great fit for Express because he wishes to align with a company of strong and valuable morals,” Gunderson said. “It is also his lifelong dream to own a business.”

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Have you also dreamt of owning your own business? With 2017 in full swing, now is a great time to consider business ownership! With more than 770 offices worldwide, Express offers a chance at independence with the support of an industry-leading company. For more information, go to

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