David Chitel is considered by many to be an industry leader in the New Generation Latino media and entertainment space. Along with founding partner, actor John Leguizamo, in 2001 David created one of the first Latino social networking communities, iCaramba.com. Over the next 5 years, David evolved parent company, LatCom Communications, into a leading 360 degree integrated service provider helping Fortune 500’s reach New Generation Latinos through live events, magazines, online and college campus marketing. In 2006, he sold LatCom to Batanga.com, the leading online Latin music destination. Concurrently, David founded and chaired the New Generation Latino Consortium (NGLC), an organization dedicated to hosting business conferences and fielding innovative research studies focused on the NGL audience. He also served as creator, writer, and producer of the first Latino animated TV series, ‘Lugar Heights’, which aired on mun2 and later on MTV-Tr3s and as a full-length DVD. David’s career began at SiboneyUSA Hispanic advertising where he successfully served as Director of Client Services and New Business on such accounts as Colgate-Palmolive, U.S. Postal Service, Tropicana, Schering-Plough, Banco Popular and others.
Through his NGLC organization, David is currently offering services as an Executive-level Hispanic marketing, advertising and new business development consultant to clients, agencies and media outlets alike with a specialty in Digital and the New Generation Latino market. He lives in New York City with his wife and two beautiful “Jewirican” kids who are “Spanglish-dominant.” He holds a B.A. in Philosophy with a Spanish minor from Boston University.