Nearshore Americas

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Nearshore Americas, founded in 2009, is the leading resource for decision makers engaging in knowledge services sourcing and investment in  Latin America,  the Caribbean and Canada.

Kirk Laughlin photoKirk Laughlin

Founder and Managing Director

Kirk Laughlin founded Nearshore Americas in 2009, after working for 18 years as a journalist and business media executive in the United States and Asia. Before launching Nearshore Americas, Kirk was a Managing Director and Vice President at IT business publisher  Ziff Davis Media, in New York City. 
He has extensive knowledge of the Nearshore industry, having interviewed and consulted with thousands of business leaders, government officials, and sources in more than 14 countries in the region. He spearheaded the launch of Nearshore Nexus in 2010, the Nearshore industry’s annual conference held in New York City every Spring.  He remains deeply committed to the core mission of Nearshore Americas which is to increase awareness of the important contributions professionals in the region make in supporting global clients.
Skype: CaptKirkofConn


Diego Pérez-Damasco

Managing Editor

Diego Pérez-Damasco is a writer and managing editor at Nearshore Americas. He has more than six years of experience covering politics and business in Latin America. He has been published in media outlets throughout the Americas and holds an MA in International Journalism from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Diego is based in Costa Rica.
Skype: diedamasco

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Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor

News Editor for Nearshore Americas since 2012, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with more than 20 year of experience in global technology and  international business reporting. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.


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Contributing Analyst 

Tim has been a regular contributor to Nearshore Americas since 2012. He is a former Research Analyst with IDC in Toronto and has over 20 years’ experience as a technology and business journalist, including extensive reporting from Latin America. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, he has received numerous accolades for his writing, including a CBC Literary and a National Magazine award. He divides his time between Canada and Mexico. When not chasing down stories, he is busy writing the Detective Sánchez series of crime novels.



Marketing Services and Sponsorship Sales

Jessica Reyes photoJessica Reyes

Director of Marketing and Conferences, Latin America

Jessica Reyes heads up the marketing and conferences division of Nearshore Americas. She has many years of international experience in sales and marketing strategies, and operates out of her home country of Guatemala.