Jose Montero is the visionary driving force of Blue, a Martin Luther King High School graduate and former RCC student. Jose has sales and leadership experience as a Personal Training Sales Manager with L.A. Fitness and Multi-Level-Marketing. He was 7th in the nation for weekend sales at La Fitness. He is an avid reader and self-taught learner and started his first business at age 18. In 2012, Jose made a YouTube video that went viral garnering over 300,000 views in a few months. He’s a growth hacker, digital marketer, and has an eye for design. He was also the winner of Riverside innovation pitch competition in 2017 and finalist in Tech Coast Angels fast pitch competition in 2016. Jose is Co-Founder, CEO and President of Blue.
Christen Montero is a graduate of the Johnston Center at University of Redlands where she received her B.A. in Holistic Study of the Mind, Metaphysics, Marketing and Education. She started her career as a young actor in the entertainment industry. At the age of 18 she left for college and began working as an independent-contractor in Marketing and Account Management while going to school full-time. She has over 10 years of experience executing a variety of marketing campaigns for companies such as Google, Xbox, Coca-Cola, Citi Bank, Samsung, Maybelline, Lexus, Ciroc (and more) at some of the largest events in California. She has an in-depth understanding of human behavior from a neurological, psychological and philosophical disciplines and through her work she has observed consumer behavior in multiple industries. In 2016, she completed her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Consulting. In advance of graduating, Christen accepted an offer to be Director of Marketing for a Vodka start-up company where she was responsible for developing the promotional marketing team and guided brand and marketing strategy. She is currently developing the marketing infrastructure and works closely with her brother Jose Montero to assist with branding, strategy and other marketing operations for Blue. LinkedIn
Mario Contreras Mario is a creative UX/UI Designer who loves to design with a passion for brand identity. He has helped companies like Nissan and Toshiba create custom designs relating to graphics and UI. With simplicity and usability in mind, Mario blends beautiful and modern aesthetics to result in an efficient and sharp pixel perfect interface. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman We Are Always Looking For Talent Got what it takes to work on team Blue? Great!
Jose Montero Sr. was born in Sonora, Mexico and with his family emigrated to the United States in 1965. He grew up in Southern California. He earned dual-degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ’82) with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. in Business Management from Sloan where he studied under Peter Senge –author of Fifth Discipline. He was naturalized in Boston, MA and became a proud citizen of the United States in 1983. That same year at the age of 23 he founded his first company –a vertically integrated multi-state retail products and services company that endured 12 years. He later received his Master’s degree in Management from Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont University. Jose has 33 years of experience across multiple industries working for multiple mid-size and Fortune 100 companies. He is an expert in Change Management, Strategy and Lean Methodologies, Business Performance Optimization, Marketing and Leadership with a passion for transformational change. In 2005, he founded Montero Consulting and Business Coaching where he educates, helps apply, coach and, when needed, implements key functional strategies and business processes that allow entrepreneurs to master the practice of management and successfully grow their businesses. He is a husband and a proud father of four children. LinkedIn