Our founding team

Simera’s founders previously built a disruptive retail services business by hiring remote workers in Central America, with a successful $170M exit.

Staffing with remote teams allowed Simera’s founding team to rapidly scale their previous business while maintaining cost efficiency. We began with one customer service representative and quickly grew into a team of over 400 remote professionals, with roles from entry-level positions to top management.

Recognizing the growing need for skilled developers, Simera acquired Core Code in 2022, adding a pipeline of tech professionals and integrating advanced training with our recruiting solutions. Joining the Simera management team are Core Code co-founders Sofia Castillo, a systems innovator and certified AI product manager with a background in social development, and Sebastian Ibarguen, a three-time tech co-founder and software developer.

We now focus on helping companies grow and succeed with global talent.

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"The decision to staff our company with remote workers in Central America was one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s the reason I started Simera. We brought on so many talented people, just as skilled as our US team, and with a great work ethic. They were instrumental to our growth, and I’m thrilled to help other companies achieve the same success."

Panos Bethanis
Founder and Executive Chairman

Our Team

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North America

United States

  • Boston, MA
  • Colorado
  • California
  • Hawaii

Latin America

  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • México
  • Nicaragua
  • Venezuela


  • Athens, Greece
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Turkey

Middle East

  • Amman, Jordan

With offices in:


Boston, MA  USA


San José, Costa Rica


Amman, Jordan

We have built companies with Remote Talent

Said Hassan

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Panos Bethanis

Founder/and Executive Chairman

Steve Burr

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

James Slavet

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer

Tina Adolfsson

Co-founder and Head of Partnerships

Sofia Castillo

Chief Investment Officer

Cynthia Handal

Global Head of Sales

Sebastian Ibarguen

Chief Technical Officer

Jason Baldachino

Co-founder and Chief Finance Officer

Joe Kling

Co-founder and Head of Account Management

Paul Kalivas

Head of Legal

David Sesin

Head of Operations

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