Ana "Puchi" Levis Peralta
Founder, President, and Entrepreneur in Puerto Rico
Ana is a marketing savvy entrepreneur with over 12 years of progressive experience managing over 30 clients that span from IT providers and software developers to mortgage banks, as well as sophisticated consumer goods industries in the US, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. She also worked as Caribbean Area Supervisor for Bacardi USA managing their premium brands with 16 distributor partners in 12 countries throughout the Caribbean basin, where she formed strong relationships with influential business people in the markets and acquired knowledge about international distribution channels.
In 2013, Ana ventured off to found Clever Media LLC, an advertising agency specialized in digital marketing strategies which has had 200% growth and 160% growth in years 1 and 2, despite the hard economic times in Puerto Rico.
A turning point in her career occurred after surviving a domestic violence incident and ending an abusive marriage. In 2015, Ana completed the Hive Global Leadership Program, a program that selects only 90 leaders from over 4,000 applicants around the world, and decided to focus her career and expertise on empowering women. So she combined her expertise and passion to commence GritaAlto (Spanish for speak up), fashion “lifestyle” brand that encourages individuals to aim high while raising awareness about domestic violence. In this venture, she connected with Iris Cole and Lili Urrutia, and today serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Do Good Artist, a social enterprise that partners with and connects artists, brands and organizations to create innovative products and initiatives that empower those in social & economic exclusion.
She has actively participated in key initiatives from Desrupt Magazine, CIO Latino Magazine, EMBLEM Boston, Puerto Rico IT Cluster, Sales and Marketing Executive Association, and Founder’s Institute. Furthermore, She received the Caribbean Business “40 under 40” award, an annual award of Puerto Rico’s top young executives.
Ana holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (B.A.S.) in Communications and Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans and a M.B.A. from the Boston University where she won received the “Best of the Best” Marketing Award, served as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations of Latin American MBA Association (LAMBAA), and toured Asia with world-known leaders.
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