Carlos Valderrama is a Latino Mover N’ Shaker from Daytona, Florida.
Latin Times Magazine: Where are you and your family from? What is your Hispanic heritage? Carlos Valderrama: I was born in Lima, Peru. immigrated to the US (Chicago) when I was 9 years old.
Latin Times Magazine: Tell us about what you do for a living and how you got into it Carlos Valderrama: I currently a partner of an accounting and business consulting firm name Valderrama Partners, LLC. We began this business in 2005 because we saw a need for our services in our region, there were no other services that provided a one-stop-shop for small business resources and solutions.
Latin Times Magazine: In your industry, what would you say separates you from your competition
Carlos Valderrama: First, we were the first Hispanic owned business consultants, tax service and accounting service in our area. Second, our professionalism and quality service are second to none. Third, we are involved in our local community and participate in various activities that benefits the needs of our neighbors.
Latin Times Magazine: During Covid-19, tell us about your Biggest Challenge/obstacle and how you overcame it/or are overcoming it
Carlos Valderrama: Our business has been technologically ready for several years. Some of our clients that have relocated outside of our area; we continue to serve them. However; we continue to analyze our industry on how to become more efficient and effective while maintaining the quality of service.
Latin Times Magazine: Tell us about your biggest achievement, and how you achieved it (Covid or non-related) Carlos Valderrama: I personally have several professional recognitions. I rather mentioned the one that Valderrama Partners, LLC as a team continue to be recognized in our industry as “The best Accounting Firm” in our area for the third year in a row.
Latin Times Magazine: What is next for you? What can people expect to see from you? Carlos Valderrama: I personally will be taken a role as Strategic Senior Advisor for a global Investment group. This entails overseeing business acquisitions and commercial developments. In addition, Valderrama Partners will transition from our current business services to a B2B Strategy Consultancy Firm.
Latin Times Magazine: What words of encouragement can you offer? Carlos Valderrama: There’s no such thing as LUCK, is about hard work while creating your own opportunities. Someday all your life and professional experiences will make sense of your purpose.
Latin Times Magazine: Is there anything I didn’t ask that you would like to share? Carlos Valderrama: Keep up the good work, LATIN TIMES MAGAZINE!!!
Latin Times Magazine: What is YOUR comida Latina favorita? Carlos Valderrama: Never ask this question to a Peruvian J