Board | Vates



Mario Barra


Mario was one of Vates’s founders in 1991 and is currently its President. He has acted as sponsor in all the company’s CMMI assessments. This has allowed Vates to be positioned in the market as the first national software company in the country to certify CMMI Level 5, the highest standard in the industry.

His work experience started as Senior Systems Analyst in the IT Direction of the Public Function and Administrative Reform Subsecretary. Later on, he acted as the Development Head of the IT Direction of the Judicial Power of the Province of Cordoba. Director of KANAV S.A., company dedicated to software for Software Factory Management.

Furthermore, Mario has been the President of the Cluster Córdoba Technology and professor at the National Technological University since 1993. He participated in the founding committee of the Instituto Tecnológico Córdoba and currently is member of its Board of Directors. He is also member of Cessi’s Executive Committee. At Fundación Uvitec, made up of the Industrial Union of Cordoba, the Foreign Trade Chamber of Cordoba, and Cordoba Stock Exchange, he is member of the Board of Directors. He is also member of the Board of the organization Endeavor Córdoba.

He was awarded by the newspaper La Voz del Interior as Businessman of the Year 2007. His work has been reflected in some publications such as: “Construction of the essential model”, used by 3rd year Information Systems Engineering students. Author of different articles, including “Database Engines”, edited by the magazine of the Consejo Profesional de Informática (Professional Association of IT workers). Author of the article: “Decision-Support Systems for the Government”, in the book “The Reason of State” edited by the Consejo Profesional.


Marcelo Quinteros


Currently, Marcelo is Vates Director. He has wide experience in business and the software industry. As member of the Board of Directors, he participates in the definition of corporate, annual, and long-term strategic goals. He provides the support the company requires for its growth and consolidation with an adequate structure and resources.

Marcelo founded Vates together with Mario Barra and Omar Vega when he was studying the 6th year of the Systems Engineering major in 1991. From that moment to his current position in the Board of Directors, Vates has transformed itself from a Pyme (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises), which was only made up by its founding members, into the international company that it is today. During this expansion, Marcelo carried out software development tasks in different clients of the company, simultaneously with the company’s management tasks in its growth process.

Marcelo Quinteros is an Information Systems Engineer, graduated from the National Technological University, and has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the School of Economics and International Business at the University of Belgrano.

Omar Vega


Omar Vega is VATES co-founder and, currently, is the director of the company. Through this position, he provides strategic support to the business and production areas, both to the internal and the external market, aligned with our corporate mission and vision.

After being an intern at UNISYS for almost two years, he decided to become a freelancer and became a central figure in the birth of the company. He obtained his Systems Engineer degree at the National Technological University, Cordoba Region.