Broadcast pioneer, with 50 years of experience in Spanish-language radio and television and a member of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame since 2003.
Upon arriving from his native Cuba in 1962, Cabellero began his American broadcasting career in local radio ad sales. He was the first Hispanic to hold the position of GSM at a U.S. radio station. Later, he moved to Spanish-language television as VP,GSM of the network called S.I.N.(which is now Univision).
In 1973, he started Caballero Spanish Media (“CSM”) where he created the first-ever US syndicated Spanish-language TV program entitled “Lo Mejor del Cine en Español” (The Best of Spanish Movies). The series, which ran for 5 years, featured Mexican-born actor, Ricardo Montalban as its host.
In 1975, when the Spanish-language media industry was still in its infancy, Caballero, and wife Raquel, started the nation’s first national advertising sales rep firm for Spanish-language radio. When he sold this company to Interep Radio twenty years later, the company had grown to represent almost 200 Spanish radio stations (about 70% of the then-existing Spanish-language market) and generated millions of dollars in revenues from leading national advertisers. Today, that business has grown to represent over 1,000 stations nationwide.
He has also collaborated with many others including CBS Radio, Major League Baseball, NBC, CNN RADIO NOTICIAS (CNN Radio Noticias en Español)) and MTV.
In 1998, he founded a broadcast television network to target young U.S. Hispanics called MásMúsica TeVe, which he sold to Viacom, as part of a new MTV venture, MTV tr3s.
He is generally acknowledged to be the “godfather of Spanish language media” in the U.S.A.
Partner, Innovators Fund and Author of Mother Teresa: CEO
Ruma Bose is a successful serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and author.
Ruma co-authored the bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO” which demonstrates the management and leadership principles that helped Mother Teresa to create one of the most successful organizations in the world. In her book, Ruma leverages the lessons she learned while working with Mother Teresa into a set of guiding principles for effective leaders.
Ms. Bose’s business experience spans 15 years in executive roles with numerous early stage companies within the consumer industry. Currently, Ruma is a Partner at Innovator’s Fund, where her focus is on investing in emerging and disruptive business models.
Previously, Ruma was President and co-CEO of Sprayology, an innovative wellness company selling vitamin and homeopathic oral sprays, where she successfully led the company through its first outside round of capital to accelerate the Company’s growth.
Prior to that Ms. Bose was President at Vincent Longo Cosmetics and she also successfully co-founded and grew Finish Line Floors, a national floor care company.
Ruma has received global media recognition for her achievements. She has been featured in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Chronicle, Investor’s Business Daily and Smart Company.
She has spoken at the United Nations and has delivered addresses to Heads of States and Governments, as well as CEOs and executive teams of multinational companies.
Ruma is also an active philanthropist and has raised awareness and capital for non-profit organizations. She is passionate about mentoring, teaching and providing resources and opportunities for young people and underserved communities. In 2011, Ruma was named as a “Next Generation Change Maker in Philanthropy” by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Perspectives in Philanthropy.