Ms. Ana Veloso

Highly focused and entrepreneurial individual with twenty-four years of experience in sales to developing countries primarily, in Latin America and Asia. I have been very successful in the international trade of commodities. Most recently, since 2012, an internet marketing startup. I have traveled extensively worldwide for both career and personal life.


  • Executive – Sr. Sales Manager
  • Banking & Finance – Trading
  • Strong negotiating and entrepreneurial skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Highly culturally literate through extensive business dealings on six continents in over 80 countries

Work Experience:

Director, Velocity Social Media, LLC in Miami, FL

February 2012 – Present

  • Launched the start-up of an internet marketing company social specializing in improving the digital online presence of businesses, particularly utilizing and implementing social media management with a complete social media setup, website/mobile website/graphic design, brand/corporate identity, reputation management, video creation/marketing, SEO/SEM, overall marketing strategy

Director, Valley Trading, LLC in Coral Gables, FL

April 2005 – December 2011

  • Pioneered markets for a variety of agricultural products in business to business sales
  • Developed a strong clientele of tanneries in Mexico and China which tan different types of cattle hides for the production of upholstery, garment, shoe and handbag leather, sourcing product from USA, Canadian and European suppliers
  • Negotiated competitive rate agreements with transportation companies to ensure cost efficient logistics

Sr. Sales Manager, Barrett Hides in Barrie, Ontario, Canada

April 1999 to April 2005

  • Established a cattle hide trading export business with primary buyers in Mexico, China and Europe from my home office in Florida for this Canadian company
  • Created and implemented strategies in order to exceed sales goals and generate long term growth

International Trader, Central International Co., LLC in Needham, MA

January 1993 to April 1999

  • Developed a cattle hide trading export business sourcing products throughout the Globe selling primarily to Mexico and China, traveling extensively to both source product and customers
  • Managed all aspects of logistics for each shipment, both via truck or container
  • Successful presentation of letters of credit to international banks

Education History:

 University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

  • Master’s in Science in Mass Communication, GPA 3.89, in progress

Tufts University – Medford, MA

  • B.A. American Studies 1992, Minor in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies

Special Interests:

  • Captained the Florida Section adult women’s 3.5 USTA tennis team that made it to the 2009 National Championship

. Various leadership and board positions on non-profit and for-profit organizations in Miami, FL