As Intel’s Costa Rica Finance Shared Service Center
Director since 2017 Marianela Urgelles is responsible for delivering SSC
Operational Excellence, expanding the SSC customer base (50% FTE growth, 10X
customers); and radically transforming the quality and efficiency of the
services thru innovation, analytics, and automation.
Marianela joined Intel
in 1997 as an RCG, during the startup of the CR Assembly and Test factory, as a
Manufacturing Systems New Product Introduction Engineer. For the first
10 years, she held multiple managerial positions within the factory operations,
including Manufacturing Systems, New Product Introduction, Industrial
Engineering, and Site Program Mgr.
In 2008, she
transitioned to the CR Ops Finance organization as the Factory Finance
Manager and then she became the first Costa Rican local Ops Finance
Controller. In 2013 she became the first local CR Site Controller,
leading a multi-function organization of over 260 Finance Professionals. She
player a leadership role in the transformation of the Intel CR site post ATM
closure. She did an international rotation to AZ in 2000, and a sabbatical
coverage in Oregon in 2012.
Marianela received her
Licentiate Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Costa Rica
in 1997, and her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2004.
During her career, she has received various recognitions including
CFO Excellence Award (Intel, 2015); F+M Future Leader Award (Amcham, 2013); 40
under 40 (El Financiero, 2013), Coach of the Year (Intel, 2012). She is
recognized as an enabling leader that creates a vision and is a positive change
agent; leads the way by example; sets the bar high, and makes it happen thru
collaboration and by engaging others.
Marianela is married and
has three boys, ages 14, 12, and 4. Her personal interests include traveling,
photography, scrapbooking, and reading. She is starting her mindfulness
practice and likes to jog and go the gym.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Marianela.