This month we are profiling Desirée Castro, Vindow’s Chief Product Officer. As CPO, Desirée is responsible for the strategy and execution of all product-related activities. This includes product design, development, and marketing.
Desirée attained a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia. She started her career at the financial behemoth, Ernst & Young in New York, but quickly became disenchanted with the grind of financial auditing. Her interests led her to pursue new opportunities in the technology sector and, in 2014, she relocated to Miami to take a job with a thriving travel technology company. That role led Desirée to Vindow where, in 2019, she became our Chief Marketing Officer. At the same time that she was laying the groundwork to bring the Vindow travel technology platform to market, she was also heavily involved with the company’s Development team, helping to shape the capabilities and features of the product. She was officially named Vindow’s CPO in May 2021.
In her personal time, Desirée loves traveling, especially in pursuit of exotic food and wine experiences. Each year, Desirée and her fiancé make a special trip to a different wine region of the world to visit local vineyards and sample their wares. So far, they’ve explored Burgundy, Tuscany, Sardinia, and Sicily and say they are looking forward to more adventures (and vintages) in the future!
Desirée lives by the motto, “All that we are is a result of what we have thought.”