Juan Jose Rio

Juan Jose Rio

Partner

At A Glance

  • Heads up Digital practice based in Palo Alto
  • 15 years of TMD experience in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia
  • Expertise lies in the intersection between the digital space and telecoms industry
  • Deep understanding of the digital landscape including business model evolution, partnerships and valuation of digital services
Juan is a Partner based in our Palo Alto (US) office and heads up the firm’s Digital practice. He has almost 15 years of experience in the telecoms, media and digital (TMD) of which eight years have been in emerging markets. 
 
Juan’s area of expertise resides in the digital world and its intersection with the telecommunications industry. His know-how in the digital sector covers trends, business model evolution, partnerships and valuation of digital services, amongst others.
 
Juan developed his expertise through years of helping launch telecommunications and digital start-ups, strategic, business and financial planning, new market entries, go to market and performance improvement strategies. Juan’s specific client involvements include the build-up of digital business units for telecommunications operators, partnership strategies for digital players, advisory on acquisitions and privatisation, overall transactional management and operational valuation of opportunities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
 
Prior to joining Delta Partners, Juan worked for several advisory firms in management consulting and corporate finance, including McKinsey & Company, Bank of America and Oliver Wyman (then DiamondCluster).
 
Juan received a Bachelor's degree in Energy Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. He also has an MBA with a focus on Finance from IESE / London Business School. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Catalan and is conversational in French.