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Felipe Villasenor
Works at Ansh Labs
Attends Rice University
Lives in Houston, TX
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"You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills."  ― Simon Sinek, Start with Why
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Finally, a mobile OS that is so minimalistic and easy to use. I need this now. If you have an iPhone, now may be the time to switch. The kids will love it too! 
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Rising Dollar effect on US Exports, it matters Locally (yes, you too): "Nearly one-fifth of S&P 500 companies have warned on earnings for the first quarter, with at least 49 companies mentioning the effects of the dollar on results, according to Thomson Reuters."
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Saudi Prince Alwaleed predicts the world will never again see oil at $100 per barrel, but he says Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not blink.
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DARPA funds $11 million tool that will make coding a lot easier #software +Rice University​
DARPA is funding a new project by Rice University called PLINY, and it's neither a killer robot nor a high-tech weapon. PLINY, named after Pliny the
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Nudge yourself... Similar to behavioral triggers
This is an exclusive, abridged excerpt from my book, Work Rules!A Googler named Todd Carlisle once said the ultimate recruiting slogan would be “work at Google and live longer.” He wasn’t joking.For years we’d been testing ways to improve the quantity and quality of Googlers’ lives. And because we provide free meals and snacks to Googlers, we found ourselves in a unique position to test whether insights from academic research would apply in the r...
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"technology will be a key business enabler..."  -- shifting the Production Function
A former CEO at Juniper Networks, Kevin Johnson, will start his new role in March. His hire reinforces Starbucks’ statements of late that technology will be a key business enabler over the next few years at least.
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A fleet of MIT studies finds that women are much better at knowing what their colleagues are really thinking. It's another reason to expect the gender wage gap to eventually flip.
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Forget having it all. NewBrand Analytics CEO Kristin Muhlner is having none of it. Look at all the things she says no to, and get inspired.
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Brilliant. 
Mark Zuckerberg may only own one hoodie, as far as we can tell, but he is multilingual. The Facebook founder was interviewed at business school Tsinghua..
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Work
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Roles that Interest Me: IT Solutions Architect, VP Information Technology, VP Software Product Management, VP of Innovation, CIO, COO
Skills
Skills where I Excel: IT, Finance, ERP, Business Process Analysis, Project Management, Software Product Management, Executive Leadership, Business Strategy Leadership, Cross-functional Leadership, Operational Leadership
Employment
  • Ansh Labs
    VP Technology | Infrastructure & Information Systems, 2011 - present
    Responsibility and governance for all aspects of Infrastructure and IT Operations. Lead network, telephony, and data center operations in Houston, TX. Ensure standards compliance: SSAE 16, SAS 70, PCI, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 for cloud infrastructure and information systems. Primary stakeholder and sponsor for IT PMO. Lead initiative to select and install new ERP, in process with SAP and Netsuite...
  • Cachinko
    VP Technology & Product User Experience, 2005 - 2012
    Technology Leadership Establish the product roadmap, lead technological vision, create business case definitions, provide operational day-to-day leadership, and ensure standards compliance (PCI, SAS 70). Build, maintain, and lead team of 20+ network and software engineers including our Machine Learning (R&D) team... Finance Leadership Manage $3.5 million IT operating budget for both Software Applications Development and Network Infrastructure... Research & Development Inventor on US Patent #8,489,517 – “Method, System, and Storage Device for Clique Based Social Networking and Social Graphing.”
  • Diagnostic Systems Laboratories (Beckman Coulter)
    Director of Information Technology - CIO, 2001 - 2005
    Responsible for all global technology solutions throughout this $150M enterprise. Competitors include Becton Dickinson, Dade Behring, Abbott, Roche, and Bayer. Led VoIP, VPN, Backup, Help Desk, ERP (SAP), subsidiary WAN connectivity (Israel, Australia, UK, Germany, India, Italy, Canada, etc.), firewall...
  • Diagnostic Systems Laboratories (Beckman Coulter)
    SAP Project Manager, 1998 - 2005
    SAP R/3 4.7 Enterprise & ECC 5.0 (Project Management): My responsibilities as SAP R/3 4/7 Enterprise Project Manager overlook entire projects and all modules implemented which include HR, FI, CO, MM (Materials Management), and SD (Sales & Distribution)... SAP R/3 4.7 Enterprise & ECC 5.0 (Functional): Responsible for all Business Blueprint mapping and documentation for HR. Blueprinting the FI module using standard...
  • Diagnostic Systems Laboratories (Beckman Coulter)
    Director of Finance & Controller, 1998 - 2001
    Served as the primary contact for banks, consulting firms, and lawyers to structure and negotiate commercial loans, insurance policies, and 401k plan. My roles on the SAP R/3 4.0b Project were as Project Manager, HR Lead, FI Lead, and CO lead. Managed finance and accounting departments that includes...
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Houston, TX
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Austin, TX - Wolfeboro, NH - Mexico City, Mexico - Acapulco, Mexico
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VP of Information Technology, PMP
Introduction
Personal: My wife and kids are amazing. I like to work in the garden. Learning fascinates me and it's a necessary part of my life.  I have significant deep relationships with a few friends. I value my personal networks (aka circles) and ensure they are well defined.

Professional: I like to build businesses. I enjoy working with people. I must have challenges.  I really enjoy Business Strategy, Finance & Technology projects.  I want to help others and pay it forward. 
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Education
  • Rice University
    MBA, 2013 - present
    Jones Graduate School of Business
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Finance, 1995 - 1998
    McCombs School of Business
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The food was ok, artichoke mushroom salad was a bit insipid, sausage appetizer was very fatty, pork rillette was quite good, smoked roasted chicken was aromatic and it's lentils were great, striped seabass was prepared well, elderflower pana cotta could have been more flavorful, hazelnut mousse had texture and was good. Service was mediocre. They charge you $3 for each iced tea refill. If you consider the relatively high prices (e.g. $26 chicken breast), Stoneacre Pantry could have been a better experience. I do not recommend this place as there are many better similar French style cuisine options within less than 1 block.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
The restaurant valet blocks off the parking lot, so you must valet your car with a stranger or find parking behind the apartment complex. The fixed price lunch is $37 per person, this includes the cold buffet and a choice of 1 of 5 or 6 entrees. I ordered the chicken and waffles where 1 of the chicken fingers was served with raw batter, so it was not edible. The waffles at Liberty Kitchen or Benji's are tastier. I tried my wife's flank steak which was much better, but I expected a finer cut of meat. I think l prefer a place like Fogo de Chao or Backstreet Cafe. Based on my brunch experience, I do not recommend this place.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Pleasantly surprised, the pizza and Napa walnut raspberry vinaigrette were quite tasty.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I have taken both of my cars (Acura and Mercedes) to Texas International Motors. So far, so good. They have been honest when preparing estimates, provided good guidance, and repaired as requested.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
My kids love taking nature classes here, the teachers and volunteers are amazing, the classes are a great way to bond with your kids. I definitely recommend the Houston Arboretum.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago