With the Tesla Design System, Tesla increases collaboration and saves millions of dollars and engineering hours every quarter.
I'm Manny, a creative technologist and heart-driven, people-centric leader who supports diverse teams to thrive sustainably. I operate from a place of compassion, possibility and imagination. Fostering inclusive communities, empowering one another, and creating a sustainable and equitable world is central to my work and efforts.
I lead product for the Tesla Design System with a bias for inclusion, empowerment, clarity and doing what's right, which are underpinned by trust and safety. I have the honor of working with a small, yet mighty team of engineers, designers and cross-functional contributors who are passionate, dedicated and talented.
As a kid, I washed dishes, cleaned floors and bussed tables. Combined with my humble, community-centric influences in Mexico and the US, this early service work shaped the way I follow, collaborate and lead today.
I believe in speaking my truth in thoughtful and compassionate ways and supporting others in doing the same; I leverage my opportunities and privileges in different areas of my life to help remove barriers-of-entry, advocate for educational access and empower people.
My biggest joy in life is my incredible hija (daughter) ❤️
I usually have my drone and camera in tow, ready to capture current events and the surrounding world 👆🏽👇🏽
Every person involved in the product development process needs to understand how their products undoubtedly reinforce and create norms, both directly and indirectly. Because of this, it's critical to consider, and possibly question, our biases and assumptions throughout the entire design process, including societal power dynamics. Taking this approach can help us, as technologists, strive to build better products that are accessible, safe and inclusive.
Manny is an exceptional communicator and he keeps all business partners and developers on the same page with proper expectations. Manny is adaptable and a leader. This combination enables him to effectively navigate his team and business partners through evolving business requirements.
Manny's the most reliable person I have worked with at Tesla – delivering high quality results with speed.
Partnering and collaborating with Manny as not only a peer and colleague but also as the Executive Vice President of Latinos at Tesla (LAT) to drive inclusion and culture at Tesla has been one of the most rewarding journey's that I have been able to share with him. His creativity, problem solving, data and analytical skills truly played a role as we scaled up this ERG while creating best practices which are now being used by other employee resource groups at Tesla as they amplify and engage employees. Through his achievements we have been able to increase our membership by 346% which has been record breaking!
Manny's ability to think through scenarios and problems analytically has truly influenced the way we have approached ERG's. Not only is the impact within the Latino community but it has also impacted how everything that is being done ties back to the business, the goal and the mission.
One of the many talents that also has been of great value in our leadership team is his ability to elevate our members to be strong leaders through one on one coaching as needed, and constantly being accessible to help others put a plan in place to help drive professional development goals. Through this approach we have seen a lot of internal growth within our members.
Manny is great at planning and is very result-driven. He maintains a positive attitude and develops a motivating environment for the whole team.
Manny has been an excellent engineering partner. His tenacity and constant positivity has had an incredible impact to the product and the team. Manny consistently goes above and beyond the requests made of him. He's dedicated to his work. I would gladly have him on any team that I work on.
I have had the pleasure of partnering and collaborating with Manny on multiple executive level projects in relation to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives for the Latinos at Tesla employee resource group. He was a pillar of seasoned experience for his Vice President role, always communicated effectively, and was personable with everyone, which made working alongside him enjoyable. Manny’s professionalism and ability to find innovative ways to tackle projects and solve problems made him someone that I could consistently depend on, and a colleague whom I could always lean on for advice and guidance.
After knowing Manny professionally for over a year and working closely with him on a high-impact dev project, I'd vouch for his impact on productivity and morale without thought. He leads effectively and transparently, empowering those involved and keeping everyone on track. Few tasks would be beneath or impossible to him; his intellect and experience come in rare combination with great humility and empathy.
If you want a team member who leads by example, enables others, drives progress and has great LOTR jokes, look to Manny.
Manny is an exceptional Product Manager & Engineer, tons of the Design System wouldn't be still standing if it weren't for his hard work and dedication through the chaos.
As an engineer he's as solid as they come, no problem he can't solve, all with his characteristic good humor & deep experience.
Manny's technical capacity for software development is unquestioned, but what really sets him apart is his empathy and his personal approach to work where he specializes in harvesting a team energy unrivaled in the IT world as far as i'm concerned.
Manny's great at organizing the troops and getting all stakeholders involved in a way that's conducive to great results.
Manny has played a key role in developing financial solution tools for Tesla's online experience, taking requests to turn complex, customizable calculators and credit applications and developing them into simple user-interfaces with the Tesla look and feel.
Manny's extremely efficient with his time and I trusted him as my "go-to" whenever i needed urgent bug fixes or needed advice on developing a new finance tool.
Working with Manny is a pleasure. He has an excellent technical background and excels as a project and product manager. He is a fantastic team player who can take any product to a new level of vision and fulfillment. Manny engages with people, serves as their voice, brings out the best ideas, and does everything in his ability to ensure the success of his team and project.
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