Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Please join us this month in celebrating the many contributions and achievements of Hispanic Americans — from leaders in science, technology and business… to cultural events and important organizations… to our co-workers here at Hibu…

Mario J. Molina

Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995 for his research on the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. A professor at the University of California, San Diego, he also heads the Centro Mario Molina in Mexico City, which spearheads the search for clean and sustainable ways to satisfy the global demand for energy.


Ellen Ochoa

The queen of software – Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. Awards: National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Presidential Medal of Freedom, IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award


Gustavo Santaolalla 

An Argentinian composer and producer now living in California, he has garnered multiple Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Gove and Grammy awards, most notably Oscars for best original score for Brokeback Mountain (2006) and Babel (2007). Listed by Time magazine among the top 25 most influential Latinos in the United States, he is a strong promoter of rock en español and neo-tango, a fusion of traditional tango with electronica.


Maria Contreras-Sweet

Originally born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Contreras-Sweet launched ProAmerica to be California’s first commercial bank started by a person of Latino origin in more than 35 years. Not satisfied with this huge success, she also launched Contreras-Sweet Enterprises as a marketing and research solutions company. Her clients include the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the Walt Disney estate and Coca-Cola.


Recognizing Hispanic employees at Hibu

Dimas DeLeon – Digital Account Management

What do you do here at Hibu? 

Digital Account Management

How long have you been at Hibu? Have you worked in any other departments? Where did you work before Hibu?

It’s been my 3rd year with Hibu. Started off as a Business Development Rep. Moved to Upsell my second year and midway through that I became a Digital Account Manager 1 and was recently promoted to DAM 2

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping business owners grow their online presence and learning more about different verticals.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone aspiring to get to your position, what would it be?

Work hard, be consistent, and seek help from your peers.

Outside of Hibu, what do you like to do?

I enjoy fishing and kayaking.

What’s your favorite local business?

Civil Axe, Bricks, and Penguins.


Marcelo Mosquera – Special Handling Associate Manager

What do you do here at Hibu? 

I’m the Special Handling Associate Manager. I handle the print proofing aspect of our top 200 highest spending accounts including our nationwide coverage accounts. In addition, I provide assistance to our accounts when issues arise with their print artwork, yb.com ads or billing.

How long have you been at Hibu? Have you worked in any other departments? Where did you work before Hibu?

I’ve been with Hibu for 19 years (will be 20 years on 10/1/21). I started with the Compare dept, then the Account Review & Validation dept, then the DCIS/Clipper Rejects dept, then The Closing dept, back to the Account Review & Validation dept as manager, back to the  DCIS/Clipper Rejects dept as manager, then the PRIME dept as manager, last but least the Special Handling dept as manager. Before Hibu, I worked for Foot Locker as a store manager for 9 years.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is customer service (helping address issues that customers have & correct such issues on the backend).

If you could give one piece of advice to someone aspiring to get to your position, what would it be?

The one piece of advice I would give is to put yourself on the customer’s shoes, understand what their issues are & address them.

Outside of Hibu, what do you like to do?

Outside Hibu, I like to go to restaurants, taverns/pubs for live bands, listen to classic rock & heavy metal, watch sports especially soccer & family vacations especially to Disney World are always a priority.

What’s your favorite local business?

I don’t have a favorite local business, but most local restaurants having different menus from around the world are certainly atop the list.


Matt Penate – Senior Account Executive

What do you do here at Hibu? 

I am in the Sales & Account Management Department that’s geared towards helping local businesses improve their online visibility and capture more customers.

How long have you been at Hibu? Have you worked in any other departments? Where did you work before Hibu?

I have been here almost 9 years.  I started in the Hispanic focused business division which then allowed me to move into my current position where I now work with both English and Spanish businesses throughout Arizona.  I have worked for other advertising agencies as well such as yellow pages, magazines, radio, and internet marketing.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is helping a business owner overcome the stress and confusion of making the right advertising choice for their business.  Also, building long lasting relationships is the cherry on top.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone aspiring to get to your position, what would it be?

One piece of advice that I would give someone is to always set a personal goal…whether it’s a daily goal for activity or meeting your sales quota.  And to give that little extra everyday…make that extra door knock, or make that extra client thank you phone call. Giving that little extra combined with sticking to your personal goal will ensure a successful sales and marketing career.

Outside of Hibu, what do you like to do?

I like to go camping, swimming, attending concerts, and cooking up some tasty BBQ on my smoker grill!  But most of all, spending time with my family.

What’s your favorite local business?

Hmmm…that’s a hard one.  First of all, I am a huge supporter of local businesses and so that’s my first choice when choosing a restaurant or a piece of furniture or service work for my car.  I do have a very special taste for Chinese Food and a favorite restaurant of mine is one called Phoenix Palace in Chandler, Arizona.  Aside from that, attending a local brewery with a patio is a top pick for me as well.


Priscilla Golembiski – Regional Manager Tampa

What do you do here at Hibu? 

Regional Manager Tampa.

How long have you been at Hibu? Have you worked in any other departments? Where did you work before Hibu?

I was a Sales Representative.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Working with my team, helping them achieve their goals. 

If you could give one piece of advice to someone aspiring to get to your position, what would it be?

Work hard, always do the right thing, even when no one is looking, it will always pay off.  If you help others get what they want, you will get what you want in life. 

Outside of Hibu, what do you like to do?

I love hiking, mountain biking and running. 

What’s your favorite local business?

Clean Juice – I could go there daily. 


Paul Miranda – Lead Systems Integrtn Eng

What do you do here at Hibu? 

I like to think I’m a bit of a Swiss army knife here at Hibu.  Are swiss army knives still a thing or am I dating myself?    Regardless, I have the pleasure of collaborating with some of the most amazing people from every part of our company.  I am a fearless problem solver who works closely with our developers, operations, and finance teams to keep our reps confident in our software and customers reliant in our products.  

How long have you been at Hibu? Have you worked in any other departments? Where did you work before Hibu?

I am approaching my 14th year here at Hibu.  I wasn’t always a “people” person but starting out in New Media Customer Service for Yellowbook allowed me to develop my communication skills.  I had access to some incredible resources and Hibu’s training department is top notch.  Huge shout out to Kitty, Lori, Lois, & Qianna!  I eventually landed a role on Hibu’s Webreach team under Gina Young and Brian Mont Marquette.  I amassed a wealth of business knowledge in my first 2 positions which allowed me to transition seamlessly over to IT.  I started my IT journey in our little Fort Knox, the 3400 building in KOP, under Brendan McCall.  Brendan challenged me everyday to be more efficient and I hit a point where Hibu created a specialized position to support our newest order capture software MediaPro.  I can’t say enough amazing things about our developers here at Hibu, because I wouldn’t be in the position I am today if these people weren’t such positive, team players.   

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Aside from resolving complex data/software integration issues, the most rewarding part of my job is contributing to the synergistic environment we have here at Hibu.  Kris Platte has helped surround me with an incredible squad, known around Hibu as the “Alpha Team”.  It is a pleasure being invited to all kinds of calls where coworkers truly value your feedback and input.

I like to think I’m a bit of a Swiss army knife here at Hibu.  Are swiss army knives still a thing or am I dating myself?    Regardless, I have the pleasure of collaborating with some of the most amazing people from every part of our company.  I am a fearless problem solver who works closely with our developers, operations, and finance teams to keep our reps confident in our software and customers reliant in our products.  

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Aside from resolving complex data/software integration issues, the most rewarding part of my job is contributing to the synergistic environment we have here at Hibu.  Kris Platte has helped surround me with an incredible squad, known around Hibu as the “Alpha Team”.  It is a pleasure being invited to all kinds of calls where coworkers truly value your feedback and input.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone aspiring to get to your position, what would it be? 

Don’t be intimidated by change.  I’ve been through several different insecure phases as our company evolved.  Similar to how Hibu navigated the decline of print based advertising, it is important to embrace change and keep a positive outlook. 

Outside of Hibu, what do you like to do?

Outdoors, sports, music, food, & family!  When I’m not busy rooting on Philly sports, you’ll find me outdoors.  I love to hike with my wife and 2 kids, golf, frisbee golf, and swim.  I enjoy listening to music, sharing music, and exposing myself and kids to new genres, even if it’s Country…  

I’m truly blessed to have an amazing family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors at this stage in my life.  

What’s your favorite local business?

My favorite local business has to be Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro’s Pizza in Newark, Delaware.

Big shout out to Pete and his staff!  We adore their pizza and brews, but Pete really welcomed us.  He is such a positive, charismatic dude that truly cares about his customers and the people of our community.  Just a quick covid story to share…  I live on the border of Pennsylvania and Delaware.  During the thick of covid rules and restrictions, we were unable to visit our favorite restaurant and were not allowed to drive into Delaware to support them.  Pete took our order anyway and personally drove it to the border where we graciously thanked him.  It’s exceptional customer service like this that I try to replicate here at Hibu! 


Join us in recognizing Hispanic American Heritage month – in your area and across the country. There’s is so much diversity to celebrate and embrace.

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