Mario Grande

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Mario Grande | 38 | Vice president and chief financial officer of the Americas, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? Our customers in the manufacturing sector increasingly rely on connected data for better collaboration and faster decision-making, and new technologies to add efficiency and sustainability to their processes. Autonomy, sustainability and empowering our customers to put data to work are primary considerations in the development of Hexagon’s solutions.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Speak with confidence. If you doubt yourself, others will too.

What was your first job? Counter service at McDonald’s.

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What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? Do not put a limit on your expectations for what you can achieve.

What moment changed your life more than any other? Joining the Sigma Pi Fraternity at the University of Rhode Island.

What is your favorite Rhode Island food or drink? Clam cakes.

What was your last streaming or cable binge watch? “Succession.”

Fox or MSNBC? CNN.

What led you to pursuing a career in your current industry? I am energized by being part of a team and working to solve problems. A finance career in an operational environment presents the opportunity to do both on a daily basis.