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.
Founder and Managing Director
Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center trends and strategies. Laughlin has emerged as one of the foremost thought-leaders on the expansion of services, outsourcing and inward-investment in the Americas. He speaks frequently at conferences throughout the Americas.
Earlier, Laughlin was a Managing Director at Ziff Davis Enterprise, based in New York City. He has won four awards for journalism achievements in his 24-year career. Laughlin and his team launched Nearshore Americas in September, 2009. He has been a guest speaker at over twenty-five conferences in the region, including forums in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Jamaica, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Saint Lucia, Curacao, Antigua, Belize, Nicaragua and the United States.
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.
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
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.