Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
A purpose-led leader with a passion for diversity and inclusion, Steven is dedicated to creating beloved family brands inspired by underrepresented cultures and with universal appeal. Recognized by Adweek as one of the "50 Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing, Media and Tech", Steven has over twenty years of experience at the intersection of technology, entertainment, advertising, media and marketing.
President & Chief Creative Officer
Susie is a creative visionary, an artist, an entrepreneur, and a mom. When others’ see problems, Susie sees opportunity and builds beautiful and creative solutions. This is, in fact, how she entered the world of publishing as she couldn’t find books that helped her kids relate to her culture in a deeper way, with true cultural roots. She is the creator, author and illustrator of Canticos.
Chief Marketing Officer
Nuria is passionate about the transformational power of media and technology. Believing that media and technology can be used as a force for good, she co-founded Encantos as a purpose-driven family entertainment company to create content for today’s digital and diverse generation. She has been recognized by the industry as an Ad Age Woman to Watch, a Top 40 Under 40 Tech Diversity: Silicon Valley, among other accolades.
Chief Technology Officer
Carlos combines his technology and music background to create immersive and whimsical digital experiences that not only entertain kids, but also expose kids to early literacy and math concepts. Carlos has over 20 years of experience identifying, developing and executing large-scale technology solutions for the world’s largest brands. He also boasts several technology patents.
Head of Design & Art Director
Angie leads Encantos design and creative output and is building a culture of innovation that delivers world-class experience strategy, concept development, and creative execution that ensures all Encantos brands are a beautiful celebration who helps brands and people connect in meaningful ways.
Director of Marketing & Communications
Carolina brings her 16 years of marketing and advertising experience working at Top 10 advertising agencies for Fortune 500 clients to develop the Canticos brand strategy in areas including digital, PR and events.
Magali is a talented creative and producer. A graduate of Pratt Institute, she’s built her career in animation with a focus on children’s short films, which have been screened at various international film festivals.
International award-winning animator with an M.F.A. degree at Pratt Institute. Experience includes direction of animated shorts, commercial motion graphics and visual concept development for brands.
Carlos “Champi” Benavides is a Colombian composer, singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, producer and sound engineer. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Champi has produced music for pop artists, film, and theater and has deep expertise in children's music
A creative team player with the ability to successfully convert ideas to goals, inspire teams and create interactive experiences. Producer who can supervise from concept to delivery, managing crews, pre-production, production, and post-production schedules.