Chavez is the Co-Funder/CEO of CABRA Sports, a fandom platform aimed at the intersection of Latino
Culture and Sports Culture, Co-CEO and Managing Director at Black//Brown, an impact content studio and
strategic advisory focused on turning diversity into a growth engine and co-host of Unsiloed a podcast at the
intersection of business, politics and culture. He is a successful entrepreneur with a deep understanding of
digital operations, content marketing, social platforms, business strategy and has led several organizations to
scale in a digital multi-platform world.
Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Networks, a joint venture between Snapchat and
Elizabeth Murdoch and leading mobile-first content studio, producing daily editorial and video properties
driven by real-time insights. Chavez led the organization to a successful exit in the form of a sale by scaling
the company through the expansion of its mobile first IP, diversifying its audience across platforms and
building out a premium monetization arm.
Prior to Vertical Networks, Chavez served as the Chief Operating Officer at mitú, a leader in creating digital
media and entertainment for U.S.-based Latino millennials. At mitú, Chavez drove the strategy, management
and profitability of the company’s business portfolio. He managed audience development across social
platforms, architected the operating structure for growing branded partnerships and led the fund-raising
Before mitú, Chavez spent more than eight years in executive positions at Univision, including corporate
strategy, leading affiliate relations for the Radio Group licensing programming both domestically and
internationally. During this time, he also ran multiple stations as a General Manager and led the company’s
expansion of its digital operations for the Local Media Group which included all the digital properties for its
72 stations across 22 markets.
Chavez started his career in consulting at Accenture within their technology group where his focus was
systems integrations and front-end development across various industries inclusive of tech/search, finance
energy and manufacturing.
Currently, Chavez is a member on the Digital & Innovation Advisory Council for St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital and a Board Member of Girl Rising. He has an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School
of Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.