About our Founder
Andres Ruzo was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He came to the United States in 1980 to pursue an engineering degree at Texas A&M University. He decided to stay in the U.S and worked in multiple sectors such as oil and commercial real estate before moving to Dallas in 1992 and kick off his career as an entrepreneur. In 1994, he founded LinkAmerica and was able to grow the company refurbishing telecommunications equipment. However, after the dot-com crisis and 9/11, Andres recognized the importance of “thought leadership” and innovation to create measurable value for LinkAmerica’s customers.
The success of this strategy led to LinkAmerica’s ranking in 2011 as the second fastest-growing Hispanic company in the U.S. (Hispanic Business Magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies”). According to Andres, “In the business world, it’s about persistence, commitment, and faith.” His motto, which he has taught his children since their infancy, is: “Choose your faith and live it daily, aligning your thoughts, words, and actions around it.”