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MEET OUR DYNAMIC EXECUTIVE TEAM
CORA BRACHO-TROCONIS, Ph.D.
Dr. Bracho-Troconis graduated from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas with a degree in Chemistry. She obtained her Masters in Special Metallurgy and Materials at the National Superior School of Mines of Paris, France and has a Ph.D. in Material Sciences from the Technological University of Compiègne in France. After earning her Ph.D., Dr. Bracho-Troconis worked as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the National Superior School of Mines of Paris and a Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Düsseldorf in Germany.
Dr. Bracho-Troconis is an accomplished, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized executive with a strong intercultural sensitivity and 19 years of management and leadership experience in Scientific and Regulatory affairs in the Medical Device industry, in the USA and Europe.
She has an extensive experience and knowledge in product Research and Development, regulatory affairs, outsourcing, compliance, quality assurance, and manufacturing process. She is highly skilled managing all phases of a project life cycle, from needs assessment through implementation, as well as developing and maintaining a broad vision, cultivating relationships, and communicating effectively across the organization to build focused, productive and strategic teams.
As an active member of American and International Professional Associations and Societies, she has presented and lectured at their meetings. Dr. Bracho-Troconis is the author of several papers published in different prestigious international scientific magazines and has developed a number of patented products.
Additionally, Dr. Bracho-Troconis founded Catalyst Global Consulting in 2006, which has recently merged with The Leeds Group in order to be positioned in a more focused direction of marketing, advertising, and business development in the upstream oil and gas technology niche.
Steve Leeds graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1979 after two years in the United States Air Force and an honorable discharge. Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by Core Laboratories in Dallas, TX, an oil and gas service company involved in the evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs through analytical measurements of reservoir rock and fluid samples.
In 1982 he was transferred to Denver as a manager of the basic core analysis and advance rock property laboratories in the Rocky Mountain Region for Core Laboratories. This experience allowed him to establish a wide range of technical contacts throughout the region and deepen his understanding of reservoir exploration, evaluation, and development processes. Eventually he was promoted to Rocky Mountain Regional Mgr. responsible for the successful operation and integration of six laboratories stretched across 14 mountain states with annual revenues in excess of $8MM.
In 1992 he left Core Laboratories to start Precision Core Analysis, Inc., a privately-funded core analysis laboratory based in Denver, CO. He founded the company and operated independently for over 10 years. Through that time PCA provided technical products and services to the upstream oil and gas operators in the region. These products and services provided critical operation information utilized in all aspects of oil and gas drilling, completing and stimulation.
In 2002 he was hired for the position of Corporate Vice President of Business Development immediately following the acquisition of Precision Core Analysis, Inc. by Core Laboratories. He was heavily involved in the regional studies division of Core Lab and worked with client companies both small and large in providing integrated solutions to the challenging questions being asked in today's world of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs.
He left Core Laboratories to start The Leeds Group in 2014. The Leeds Group has recently merged with Catalyst Global Consulting in order to position them in a more focused direction of marketing, advertising, and business development in the upstream oil and gas technology niche.
MARIA GABRIELA GUEVARA
Maria-Gabriela Guevara graduated from Santa Maria University in Caracas, Venezuela, with a degree in Social Communication. She obtained a Masters in Integrated Communication Management at the Metropolitan University in Caracas, and has a second Masters in Marketing from the Argentinian Catholic University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Maria-Gabriela is an award-winning Senior Writer Producer with over 11 years of experience in the area of promotions, social media, news and marketing for Latin America and the USA. She has created and developed promotional campaigns of films, series and original productions for cable and broadcast televisions, for Disney Channel, HBO Latin America, TNT, Warner, Discovery Channel among others. She has generated creative ideas for well-known clients (Dior, Channel, Samsung, Volkswagen, Nissan, Johnnie Walker, etc.) for TV commercials and brand integration, directing and managing on screen talent and production crews.
She is highly skilled on Communicating and delivering strong presentations as well as defining and establishing creative direction in order to reach goals with outstanding results and has an excellent knowledge of the Latin American market. She represents an effective combination of creative talent and strategic thinker.
Creative Services Director