Eric M. Ruiz

Eric M. Ruiz

Latin American Business Lead at Waze
New-York based Eric M. Ruiz oversees sales and strategy in Latin America for Waze, a company that offers a social GPS and navigation app and that was aquired by Google in 2013. A native of Modesto, Calif., Ruiz studied international business at San Diego State and the University of Barcelona. 
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Pop Music, American Authors and Small Wins
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Sometimes Doing Nothing Is the Best Way to Move Forward

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4 Marketing Lessons From Pop-Culture Writer Shea Serrano
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