Rubén Garrido Camps, IT Director / CIO / CTO. BSc in Computer Science & Executive MBA.

I love technology.

I am a team work enthusiast.

I love my family.

I am a committed person.

I am a resolutive person.

I like travelling.

I enjoy running.

About me
About me

I am Rubén Garrido Camps, BSc in Computer Science & Executive MBA. Currently I am working as IT Director (CTO) at Candelsa, purchasing central for consumer goods, electronics and technology equipment, using our brands Euronics, Tien21 and Confort. I love technology and I am a team work enthusiast. I am in love with my family, my wife and my two little children. I really like travelling and I am a football and running fan.


Professional Experience
Diciembre 2016 - Actualidad
Professional Experience
IT Director - Electrodomèstics Candelsa S.A.

As IT Director at Candelsa, I am currently responsible for defining the technology strategy of the company, according to my vision in IT sector and according to my experience within technology consultancy. As IT Director I am responsible for managing all the technology projects of the company, according to the business priorities, managing the development team and managing the relationship with all the providers of our department.

Candelsa is one of the main national purchasing central for consumer goods, electronics and technology equipment, with more than 50 years of experience and is responsible for suppying more than 230 points of sale within all its territory, using our comercial brands Euronics, Tien21, Confort and also in our ecommerce portal

Febrero 2016 - Diciembre 2016
Professional Experience
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) -

As CTO and director of the IT department at Deporvillage, I was responsible for defining the technology strategy of the company and leading the definition, prioritization and execution process of all strategic projects, according to the business priorities.

As IT director I led a very experienced technical team within ecommerce sector working for featured international projects, selecting and hiring several professionals for our technical team.

My responsibilities also included managing all the relationship with our providers, negotiating and contracting services and managing all technology components and devices of the company.

Marzo 2010 - Febrero 2016
Professional Experience
Enterprise Architecture Manager -
As a Software Architecture Manager, I was the technical leader of all Privalia group web stores, one of the top leading and most visited e-commerce websites in Europe and South America, with high performance and high availability websites worldwide, with more than 20 million clients.

As Manager of the area I was responsible for the definition, prioritization and execution process of all strategic projects of the company.
Octubre 2014 - Septiembre 2015
Professional Experience
Lecturer - University Professor - La Salle URL Barcelona

Apart from my current role of Head of Software Architecture at Privalia, and because of the relationship between Privalia and La Salle (University Ramon Llull), I joined the trainers team since february 2015. I am the lecturer of some of the subjects of the Master in High Performance Web Programming, where the students learn all the major technologies and most frequently used programming techniques to be used when designing and developing a very complex web application.

Junio 2008 - Marzo 2010
Professional Experience
IT Consultant - Coritel (Accenture)
IT Consultant specialized on SAP PI and SAP XI ecosystem since 2008 to 2010 at Coritel (an Accenture group company), working on strategic projects for international clients such as Deutsche Bank, SaraLee and Grupo Damm, reporting to the IT Manager.

Abril 2005 - Junio 2008
Professional Experience
Web developer - Universidad Autónoma Barcelona
Web development of several University websites. Using technologies such as PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and AdoDB.
2019 - 2021
Executive MBA - EAE Business School

Executive MBA - Executive Master in Business Administration

2004 - 2008
BSc Computer Science (Technical Engineer in Computer Science) - UAB

BSc Computer Science by Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

SAP Systems Administration - Seidor

SAP Systems management and administration

2015 - 2016
Coaching Program for Executives - LeaderPlanet

Coaching Program for Executives, with total duration of 9 months, focused on developing different techniques, methodologies and strategies for executive roles to achieve better professional and personal development.

ElasticSearch Core

Intensive training about ElasticSearch Core, completed during April 2015 in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Team management - Solo Consulting

Team management intensive training.

Advanced project management - Netmind

Advanced project management

Certifications and Skills

Executive MBA by EAE Business School (2021)
Certified Scrum Master by Scrum Alliance (2011)
Certificate in Advanced English by University of Cambridge (2009)


Management skills

  • Project management
  • Team leadership
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Motivation
  • Conflicts resolution
  • Comunication
  • Commitment


  • Catalán (Lengua materna)
  • Castellano (Lengua materna)
  • Inglés (certificación CAE - Advanced)

Development methodologies

  • Scrum
  • Agile development

Corporative applications

  • ERP: SAP S/4 HANA & Microsoft Dynamics
  • Operating Systems Administration
  • Cloud Infraestructure: AWS & Azure & Linode
  • Business Intelligence: Targit, Tableau, Qlikview

Technical skills

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Performance and scalability
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Application lifecycle management

  • Release management
  • Continuous integration

Recommendations and opinions

Education and University

Executive MBA

EAE Business School

With the main objective of improving my management skills and in order to enhance my directive role, I decided to be enrolled in the Executive MBA that takes place every year at EAE Business School (Barcelona). This EMBA program, that is being developed during two years, allow the students to acquire more experience and wide knowledge within multiple company areas, which allow EMBA students to improve, understand and apply strategic decisions in all directive positions inside a corporate organisation.

Education as University professor


During year 2014-2015, and as a complementary activity to my role in the company, I was part of the professors teams of the High Performance Web Programming Master (MPWAR) that takes place every year at La Salle – Universidad Ramon Llull (Barcelona). This master, which has a 60 ECTS credit duration, brings a solid training about programming languages and most used web technologies, allowing students to acquire all required skills to be hired extremely fast by every company within technology sector.

Hobbies and achieved challenges

I am a runner since 2013. These are some of my main achieved challenges:

Running competitions
Total Kms
Completed Marathon
Completed Half Marathons
International competitions

5h 24m 44s

Marathon Personal Record

2h 04m 08s

Half Marathon Personal Record

48m 31s

10 km Personal Record

23m 35s

5 km Personal Record

Valencia Marathon Interview