Jorge Salas Solanilla

Chief Marketplace Officer at Jobandtalent, Badalona

United States, 2014

Tech executive with 12 years’ experience building businesses
+ C-level, currently leading the Jobandtalent marketplace — which employed 200,000 workers in 2,000 clients in 2021, and is valued at $2.4 billion, backed by leading investors such as SoftBank
+ Led operations at Ticketea, as well as the sale of the company to American ‘unicorn’ Eventbrite — then led the post-acquisition integration, making Madrid a key hub for Eventbrite globally 
+ Worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company
+ Got my MBA at Harvard Business School with Honors — “la Caixa” fellowship, presented by King Felipe VI, covered full tuition and living expenses
+ Co-founded EU Top 50 startup to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of maritime transport
+ Made startup in Barcelona one of the very few organizations worldwide to launch heavy balloons to space for scientific experiments and technology testing
+ Graduated in Aerospace Engineering

THE FELLOWSHIP FOR JORGE

Application period

United States, 2014

Host university or research centre

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Studies pursued with the fellowship

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Type of studies

Master degree or equivalent

Speciality of studies pursued with the fellowship

Business administration and management

Home university

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Home speciality

Aerospace engineering and technology