Nestor Urquiza was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. He went to a Science Institute (IPVCE Ernesto Guevara de la Serna) for his secondary education. He studied Microelectronics at the High Electro-Mechanical Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria and he later got his Science Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering in Cuba from an international acredited university (Universidad Central de Las Villas or UCLV). Nestor got several certifications in the RF and IT fields. He lived in Argentina for almost five years and finally moved to United States in 2003. Nestor is expecting to obtain his Master in Business Administration in 2016 from Florida International University (FIU).
He started working with software in the early 1980s. He has been involved from low level microelectronics design up to enterprise software development. Nestor has worked as a hardware engineer, system administrator, network engineer, database administrator, software engineer, software architect, project manager, business analyst and product manager. In June 2011, after a year leading the IT team, he officially became the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at KRFS, a Hedge Fund Services firm in Miami, FL.
Nestor Urquiza writes about software on his personal blog. He has signed the Agile Manifesto and he is actively evaluating new technologies and methodologies to increase software productivity in the team he leads.
Nestor lives in Miami Beach, Florida with his wife, two sons and daughter. He likes soccer and never misses a Boca Juniors match.