Meet our team

WHO WE ARE
A great team made up of experts in international trade with an experience of over 100.000 hours in the sector is our biggest asset.
"SOMETIMES STORIES BECOME MORE MEANINGFUL AFTER 15 YEARS. YOU ARE PART OF OURS."
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Pablo Gómez

Founder - CEO

Export Economist. Strategy Manager. +20 years of experience
“You dream of exporting. We make it possible.”

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Pablo Gómez

Founder - CEO
Email: pgomez@oftex.es Skype: pablooftex

Education
Degree in Economics and Business
Master’s in Business Internationalization (Chamber of Commerce of Alicante)
PhD in Business Administration (Miguel Hernández University)

PhD in Business Administration (Miguel Hernández University)
Spanish, English, French and German

Experience
20 years of experience in foreign trade and former area manager in Juguetes Moltó and Juguetes FEBER.
Certified Teacher by the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) and the Chamber of Commerce of Alicante.
Lecturer at Fundesem Business School (MBA), Masters in Internationalization Processes of the Company (Miguel Hernández University) and Master in Foreign Trade (University of Alicante).
Part-time Export Consultant and Certified Internationalization Tutor by the Valencian Export Institute (IVEX).
Certified by Acció10 (Export Institute of Catalonia) and IGAPE (Export Institute of Galicia)
Co-author of 3 books in the field of International Trade.
Founding member of the Commission of Business Economists of the Official Association of Economists of Alicante.
Vice-president of the Association Terciario Avanzado Alicante.

About me
Active, tenacious and creative
My main task is making Oftex grow and creating value in every single stage or process.

Carolina Menasalvas

Accounts Auditor

Economic and financial planning.
She ensures internal control of all the company’s departments.

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Carolina Menasalvas

Accounts Auditor
Email: cmenasalvas@oftex.es Skype: export1oftex

Education
Accounts Auditor registered in the ROAC (Official Register of Accounts Auditors) with number 21.837.
Degree in Business Administration, University of Alicante.
Master’s in Business Tax Counceling (with Honours). Fundesem School.
Master’s in Business Audit and Management. School of Economists of Alicante and Miguel Hernández University of Elche.
Master’s in International e-Business, 9th Edition ICEX.

Languages
Spanish and English

Experience
With 15 years of experience in the field of auditing accounts, I worked in all the necessary stages to become a ROAC auditor. I started as an audit assistant at BPG Auditores, and over time I began to perform senior tasks. This brought me to work as a senior auditor at MAZARS Auditores, S.A. and later, I became an audit partner at NEXO AUDITORES.

I also had the opportunity to work as a controller in the high-end massage chairs company: Eurokeyton.

Before that I founded the company UMAD XXI, where I carried out the financial and accounting tasks. I began my work experience as an administrative clerk in Medymed, a company owned by Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo (CAM; Mediterranean Savings Bank).

About me
Tenacious, constant and optimistic

My functions are to make Oftex grow in a profitable and smart manner; to control all its procedures so that it has a good internal control; and to make it economically and financially stable and strong in order to fulfill the dream of being the world’s first foreign trade consulting firm.

Sectors in which I have worked..
Due to my vast experience in the field of auditing I have had the opportunity to work in the auditing field both in the public and the private sector.

At the same time I have worked for a wide range of companies in three sectors: industrial, commercial and services both in the Valencian Community and in the rest of Spain.

Within the public sector I have participated in the work of foundations, joint ventures, universities, etc. and within the private sector I have participated in a wide representation of various sectors, highlighting the food branch, automotive, professional colleges, catering, footwear industry, textiles, plastics and chemistry, hospitals, developers, builders, manufacturers of armchairs, beverage distributors, toy sector marketers, spas and hotels, optical stores, stationery franchise, gas station operations, electrical projects and installations, etc

Laure Guigal

COO (Chief Operating Officer) Export Manager

Operational Supervision. She is in charge of managing the internal resources and ensures the proper functioning of the company all along its course of development.

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Laure Guigal

COO (Chief Operating Officer) Export Manager
Email: Skype: laureoftex

Education
Master in Applied Foreign Languages and International Trade.
Degree in Foreign Languages (LEA) Applied to International Trade (Stendhal University, Grenoble, France).

Languages
French (mother tongue), Spanish, English and Italian

Experience
I started my professional career in the women’s footwear sector in the markets of France, Scandinavia, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Benelux, Germany, United States and Spain as well. In 2006 I joined Oftex and continued with the footwear sector and I was also able to expand the range of sectors and countries. This is how I started with traditional sectors of the area as footwear components, organic and traditional wine, food and processing of plastic but also heating sector, road safety, orthopedic technology, childcare, construction, metal-mechanic industry outsourcing, accessories of bathroom and kitchen, metallic joinery, shutter and blinds, metal and plastic containers, leathers, graphic arts, shirts, citrus and Mediterranean plants.

The market in which I have more multisectoral experience is France and the French-speaking countries such as Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. I have travelled for work from Chile to Japan, passing through Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. I also have experience in Turkey, South Africa, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador and since learning has no boundaries I hope that the list will be extended.

About me 
Sharp, perfectionist, trustworthy and versatile
My main task as a manager is to turn potential consumers into loyal clients, particularly via business trips. Leaving the commercial purpose aside, this task demands a real trust-building exercise and a capacity to overcome geographical and cultural barriers. All clients are different, so a one-size-fits-all approach will never make the trick. I guide my clients throughout all the process and the commercial procedures. Fairs are my speciality. As deputy director, I coordinate projects and streamline the internationalization process so the bulk of the efforts can be put on the most important aspect: sales!

Carmen Palomares

Office Manager

She ensures correct operation of the office. Commercial Back Office.

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Carmen Palomares

Office Manager
Email: cpalomares@oftex.es Skype: carmenoftex

Education
Formación específica sobre ventas y contabilidad financiera

Languages
Spanish and English

Experience
7 years of experience in Administration, Finance and Sales.
5 years experience in telemarketing in a big Spanish food and beverages company (Pascual).
3 years of experience in Customer Service and Sales in a telecommunications company (Vodafone).

About me
Diplomatic, diligent, constant and dynamic
My mission at Oftex is not only to run the entire office administration but also to support the Sales Department and Management. My work ranges from Customer Service to financial planning control. I draw up budgets and contracts, I manage the invoicing programme, treasury and insurances. In addition, I supervise the tax and accounting management activities. My strong point is to always carry everything with a smile.

Miguel Tirado

Senior Export Manager

Opening of international markets. Coordinates, plans and develops all commercial actions to achieve sales and guarantee the development of the business abroad.

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Miguel Tirado

Senior Export Manager
Email: mtirado@oftex.es Skype: export1oftex

Education
Degree in Business studies, University of Alicante.

Languages 
Spanish (mother tongue), French and English

Experience
Withe experience in the fruit and vegetable sector, I have lived it from the fields, passing through a fruit and vegetable purchasing center, a citrus exporter, to the production of packaging

I have also worked in the plastic and food sectors, knowing the processes from production to sales.

I have worked in numerous countries, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Moroco, Algeria and South Africa.

About me
Intuitive and sure of myself. I like quality social relationships. I enjoy dealing with people, personally and professionallu. I have a good mood and I like to team up

Graciela Machín

Export Manager

Opening of international markets. Coordinates, plans and develops all commercial actions to achieve sales and guarantee the development of the business abroad.

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Graciela Machín

Export Manager
Email: xport@oftex.es

Training
 Specific training in international trade.

Languages 

Spanish, English, German.

Experiences
After 11 years of experience in the aviation sector I have decided to redirect my career. My experience in the international trade sector begins with Oftex, where I have expanded my knowledge in different sectors such as footwear, plastics and in the security sector.

I work mainly with German-speaking countries (such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and English-speaking countries.

About me
Hard-working, responsible and persevering.
At Oftex, my mission is to assist in the acquisition of customers and suppliers, to offer a proactive service to the customer, solving management problems.

My main objective is to develop professionally and evolve in the international trade sector.