A great team of talented collaborators

Maribel Ibarra

CEO

Maribel is a specialized professional in developing interactive museums. She has been responsible of the execution of more than 65 permanent, temporary and itinerant museum projects. She has created and led multidisciplinary teams, which include advisors, researchers, artists, designers, museographers, curators, architects, communicators, educators, and engineers, among other professionals. Throughout her more than twenty-five years of experience creating and operating interactive spaces, she has stablished strong relationships with many museum professionals and theorists, nationally and internationally, who have enriched her professional experience. Her vision focused on continuous improvement has taken her to create strategic alliances to broaden her scope and improve the results.

She holds a BA in Industrial Design from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and a Masters in Museums from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Manuel Olivo

Finance and Administration

Manuel specializes in financial and business administration, with a comprehensive vision of corporate planning, financial policy, strategic investment analysis, shareholding management, capital risk management, efficient human and material resources management. Throughout his more than thirty-five years of experience, he has contributed with different corporate businesses, standing out for his assertiveness, and his continued interest in maintaining himself updated in the financial field nationally and internationally. As a result of his performance and career he has obtained the complete trust of different corporate businesses who have had no doubt to have him as their attorney-in-fact.

He holds a BS in Accounting and a CPA from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with a major in Auditing, and a Masters in Finances from the Colegio de Contadores del Estado de México.

Guillermo Loza

International Business Development

Guillermo Loza Trejo

Guillermo is an industrial designer by training with broad experience in managing international projects. He has led the selection, negotiation, set-up and track success of international temporary exhibitions in Mexico, as well as the development of interactive projects abroad. He has built an international network of exhibition suppliers and contractors. Throughout his more than twenty-five years in the museum field, he has developed negotiation skills with national and international clients. His ability to understand the client’s needs allows him to prepare viable and strategic economic proposals for future projects. In his quest to broaden the scope of Sietecolores, he has participated in commercial missions in the Middle East, has developed a solid network of representatives, and continues creating strategic alliances.

He holds a BA in Industrial Design from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitanta, and a Certificate in Small and Medium Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

José Luis González

Operations and Implementation

José Luis is an expert in the design of operational plans for public spaces. He has executed the operation of different museum projects. His major accomplishment is leading Papalote Móvil, Museo del Niño, the largest traveling museum in Latin America. He has managed the recruitment, hiring and training of more than 45 interactive museum projects, which required him to develop processes, policies and operative regulations. In partnership with KPMG, he designed a business model for cultural projects, a model that allows to predict the feasibility of the project and provides a solid financial foundation to achieve sustainability. He stands out for his ability in building new teams to launch and maintain the operation of new museums and cultural institutions.

He holds a LL.B. from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and a Certificate in Art Administration from Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana.

Héctor Jacques

Technology Innovation

Héctor is an electronics engineer specialized in embedded systems. He has contributed to the development of the engineering and technology integration in more than 25 museum projects and traveling exhibitions nationally and internationally. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to find creative ways to integrate technology in the museum setting. His valuable input ranges from design, prototyping, budgeting, development, integration, operation, maintenance, as well as creating, training, and leading teams of technology specialists. He is constantly seeking and learning from the latest trends and new technologies focused on interactive interfaces, which results in the implementation of such systems and tools in multimedia, lighting systems and electronic interfaces.

He holds a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Mohammed Al-Saad

Business Development Manager

He is a visionary business developer, leading many semi-government companies’ projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia like SABIC & ARAMCO as well as working in several industries and sectors. He has broad experience in strategy analysis, marketing intelligence, resource planning, projects execution and monitoring, and more than 20 years of experience in projects planning & processes, project management, and business consultancy in educational entertainment. Enhancing life quality and discipline for the youngsters is a passion for him. That is why he got engaged with cultural projects and found in museums the perfect environment for promoting valuable learning experiences for people. Recently (2018), his experience in local management became crucial for the Sietecolores team developing an Early Childhood Exhibit at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, a project in which his knowledge of cultural aspects and of dealing with local businesses (such as suppliers and contractors) was poured into the process in benefit of the results. It was precisely from this first-hand experience in creating an exhibit that he started to move into the museum development industry.

He holds a BSc in Marketing from King Abdulaziz University and several professional certifications in management and marketing.

Matías Pintó

Museography Design

A talented architect with more than twenty-five years of experience in design and installation of exhibitions. At the beginning of his career, he started participating in art events and art showrooms with different multimedia installations inspired by stage and exhibit design. He has specialized in museography and exhibition architecture. He won the national contest to commission the design of the Venezuelan Pavilion at the World Expo in Lisbon for his outstanding proposal.
He has piloted projects related to the physical enabling of marginalized neighborhoods in Venezuela, an initiative promoted by the World Bank. Since 2011, he has developed projects with the Spanish firm Empty. The diversity of his work can be seen referenced in many articles, exhibitions, presentations and events all related to the arts, architecture and urbanism.

He holds a BA in Architecture by Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Amparo Leyman

Education Consultancy

Amparo is a learning expert specializing in leadership, education, and inclusion. Since 1994, she has applied her pedagogical experience in the museum world. There she developed content and programs and moved into institutional leadership and administration roles managing staff and overseeing budgets. After several years in the education field she started a school in Mexico City using the hippest educational philosophies. Most recently, she has been advising museums around the world on community engagement with services like cultural adaptation, content and curriculum development, program and exhibit creation, and staff training. Amparo is an active alumnus of the prestigious Noyce Leadership Institute program where she has honed her leadership style and engaged with leaders from around the world. She is also a member of the respected consortium The Museum Group.

She holds a BS in Psychology from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and a Master’s in Education from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

María de los Angeles Sixtos

Scientific Advisory

Physicist by training with a wide experience in the academic and cultural fields, in which she has been an advocate for scientific knowledge, technology literacy, and life-long learning. She has found in the museum field the perfect environment for science communication, and an opportunity to research, conceptualize, develop and evaluate contents from different fields of knowledge, addressing the needs of the communities served through these projects. In order to accomplish the aforementioned goals, she establishes alliances with recognized theorists and opinion leaders in the scientific field, as well as research institutions, which provides the endorsement and validation needed to assure the accuracy and veracity of the content.

She holds a BS in Physics specialized in nanotechnology from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and a Masters in Museology from the Escuela Nacional de Restauración, Conservación y Museografía del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.

Isabel Diez

Narrative and Interpretation

Educator with professional experience in a variety of educational areas which include schools, universities, research centers and museums, where she has worked creating educational models, developing programs, designing of learning environments, doing research and teaching. One of her greatest achievements is her work on strategic projects and research for the Centro de Innovación Educativa at Universidad Panamericana. For many years, she worked as a researcher for the Instituto de Fomento e Investigación Educativa (IFIE). Lately, she has focused her career on the study and research of new trends in museums and interactive learning environments: from the creation of the concept, development of the content, educational models, learning programs, and community engagement programs.

She holds a BA in Education from Universidad Panamericana, and a Masters in Arts in Education from Harvard University.

Within the Passeiformes order and member to the Tyrant Flycatcher family, we find the beautiful Many-colored rush tyrant or Sietecolores in Spanish (Tachuris rubigastra). A small bird, it is only 10.5 cm long. The upper part of its head is black, with a spot of red, and a yellow line that goes from its beak to the nape. A blackish blue surrounds its eyes and auriculars. Its throat is white, turning to yellow in the breast, which is also divided by an incomplete black strip toward the center. Its mantle is a shade of bronzed dark green. Its upper coverts are gray, with a red vent. Its wings are brownish gray, with a white border that creates a wide transversal line. Its tail is black, with a white tip. It has a thin beak and black feet. Its eyes are light blue. The female has subtler colors.