DuartePino is a management advisory firm that combines in-depth customer knowledge with practical expertise in marketing, communications, brands, and analytics, that help clients create sustainable business growth and reach new heights.

Our single-source accountability is based on trust, a collaborative framework, and comprised of a unified network of Advisors with years of combined experience in their respective disciplines. We provide companies with a fresh perspective, a proven process that invests in positive outcomes, and the tools necessary for successful execution.


We are a collective of diverse talents and interests – strategists, designers, writers, and advisors dedicated to serving companies whose work and visions intrigue and challenge us. Through a sound brand strategy, we help companies clarify their roadmap and provide solutions to help better connect with their customers and maintain ever-higher growth in their markets.


Founder & Chief
Marketing Advisor


Managing Partner &
Senior Comms Advisor


Managing Partner &
Lead Creative Advisor


Founder & Chief Marketing Advisor

Antonio is a marketing executive with 20 years of experience contributing to the growth of market leaders in Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.

He has worked with international brands such as HSBC, Banistmo and Banco Popular. He also served as Deputy Secretary of Economic Development of Puerto Rico, leading marketing efforts to encourage investment, job creation, and business development in the Living Sciences, Export Services, Tourism, Commerce, and Agriculture sectors.

Antonio’s work has been recognized in several international festivals, including the first and only Cannes Lions’ Gran Prix Award for Puerto Rico and winner of nine other Cannes Lions in the last seven years, for different projects and companies.

In 2013, Antonio participated in the 1st mentor program for Chief Marketing Officers in Cannes led by Jim Stengel, former P&G Global Marketing Officer, as part of a selective group of 25 international marketing executives.
In 2015, he founded DuartePino, a marketing communications consulting firm specializing in growth strategies for scale-ups in Puerto Rico.

Antonio has a B.A. in Communications and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Northwestern University in Chicago. He has also served as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and Sacred Heart University.

JESSICA Cruz, Lic. R. 203

Managing Partner & Senior Comms Advisor

Jessica is a licensed public relations professional and managing partner of DP Communications, a DuartePino subsidiary that focuses on communications strategies for local scale-ups and established corporations. Her love is for strategic storytelling that connects people and brands and is passionate about big ideas, especially those that are built through collaboration and genuinely listening to the needs of a company’s audience.

With 18 years of experience in marketing communications, she specializes in corporate communications and employee relations, developing efforts for B2B and B2C brands, especially in the banking, technology, and retail sectors. Her career encompasses working for both global and local brands such as Evertec, Banco Popular, and Focus by Lopito Ileana & Howie in Puerto Rico.

In the past, Jessica founded Ing3nio Communications and Like Interactive, digital communications firms specializing in public relations strategies. She is a community builder, who in the last five years, has focused her efforts on the development of communication strategies to create communities and generate engagement and brand advocates in owned media.
Through Ing3nio, Jessica also established a communications hub in the Caribbean for international clients like Sony Latin America, Dell EMC, Cisco, Google, among other market leaders. Other past clients include Oriental, Casa Febus, and Iniciativa Comunitaria.

Jessica holds a B.A. in Commercial Advertising from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.A. in Communications and Public Relations from Sacred Heart University.


Managing Partner & Lead Creative Advisor

Creative Designer and Animator with 10 years of experience working in the marketing and advertising industries. As Lead Creative Advisor, he is in charge of all creative for the company’s clients, supporting both strategy and execution through the creation of original content for effective branding that attracts, engages, and converts target audiences.

In collaboration with the marketing team, he strategizes new campaign concepts for visualizing and bringing ideas to life through compelling design that drives consumer engagement.

Our Specialized Advisors

Our Experience

We have vast experience working with industry leaders who are growing in their main markets and going global by exporting to the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Under outsourcing models, we provide growth advice for both scale-ups and start-ups.


We are confident that our team’s competencies, the reliability of our processes, and the integrity of our Advisors, combined with our fractional and collaborative approach, can build strong relationships of trust to enable business growth.