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Privately held
Industry Information technology services
Founded 1982 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Headquarters Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Key people
Blanca Treviño (Chairperson & CEO)
Benigno López (Chief Globalization Officer)
Marcos Jimenez (USA CEO)
Miguel Saldivar (Brazil)
Carlos Funes (Mexico & Central America)
Roberto Montelongo (Chief Operating Officer)
Number of employees
8,000 (2013)

Softtek is a Mexican based information technology company, operating in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. As of 2010 it was the largest private IT vendor in Latin America.[1] Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, the company has 8,000 associates in Mexico and abroad.[citation needed] The company offers application software development, testing, security and support; business process outsourcing (BPO); and IT infrastructure management, security and support to more than 300 corporations in more than 20 countries.[citation needed] It also acts as a value added reseller (VAR) for SAP SE, Informatica, Cognos, Business Objects and other software products. The company has trademarked the term "nearshoring" to describe the provision of outsourced services to customers in other countries that are in proximity.[2]


Softtek was founded in 1982 as a small IT services company by Gerardo López, develop customized software for customers including Mexico’s second largest bank[which?] and managing their IT infrastructure.[2] Following the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, in 1997 Softtek introduced the nearshore model, opening the first global delivery center in Latin America. In August 2007, the company acquired China based I.T. UNITED,[3] extending its services to the Asian market.


Softtek has one of the few female CEOs in a large multinational company.[4] Blanca Treviño, President & CEO of Softtek, assumed the position in August 2000. Under her leadership Softtek became the largest private IT service provider in Latin America. She is a board member for Wal-Mart Mexico, The United States – Mexico Foundation for Science, the University of Monterrey, and TecMilenio University.[citation needed] She is also an adviser to the Government of Nuevo León, her home state in Mexico.[citation needed] She was featured as a “Rising Star” in 2007 by Fortune Magazine’s "50 most powerful women in global business" issue.[5] Treviño was also selected as the fourth most powerful business woman in Mexico by CNN Expansión in 2008, which was her second time featured in this ranking.[6]


  1. ^ Kirk Laughlin. "Softtek Ranks 40th on IAOP Global Provider List". Nearshore Americas - The New Axis of Outsourcing. 
  2. ^ a b "Online Extra: Can Latin America Challenge India?". 
  3. ^ "Softtek Poised for Bigness". Businessweek. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Risk and Opportunity for Women in 21st Century". New York Times. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Keep an eye on these four rising stars". 
  6. ^ "Blanca Trevio de Vega". CNN Expansión. 24 April 2009. 

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