Founder and CEO, RISE
Sergio is a leader and area-expert in social impact. A social worker, tech and social entrepreneur, designer, and one-of-a-kind visionary, he has dedicated the last 20 years to advancing the rights of refugee and immigrant children; both locally and globally. He founded RISE to respond to the global refugee crisis in truly innovative and inventive ways. He and his team created a software platform and workflow process to expedite humanitarian aid for vulnerable migrant populations. He has received multiple recognitions for his ambitious and cross-sector work - and has positively impacted the lives of thousands of refugee and migrant children the world over. Sergio is a community convener that thrives on creatively tackling the grand social injustices of our day with all tools available. When solutions don’t exist, Team RISE invents them. He draws his inspiration from the experiences of immigrants and refugees worldwide who strive to overcome untold adversity to live a good life for themselves and their families.