#258 - Women Can Have It All with Raquel Gomes & Demetrio Rico

Raquel Gomes & Demetrio Rico / Co-Founders of Stafi

August 02, 2023

Guest Bio

Raquel Gomes & Demetrio Rico / Co-Founders of Stafi

Raquel Gomes is passionate about helping business owners, and especially women entrepreneurs, understand that they can, in fact, have it all - a successful business, time with loved ones, and the freedom to pursue the things that matter most.

But she knows that to have it all, you can't do it all.

That's why she founded Stafi - a company that finds and places highly qualified, highly-educated offshore staff that can do all of the tasks that keep business owners from their most valuable work: serving their clients and growing their companies.

Originally from the south of Brazil, Raquel is a licensed psychologist with an MBA in International Business. She has been both a sales Rockstar and a leader of Rockstar Sales Teams. But just as important as being a successful businesswoman, she is also a loving wife and mother.

Raquel has an incredibly active imagination, probably because, - fun fact - due to her religious upbringing, she didn't have a television in her house until she was 16. And that was before the internet!

But that imagination also allows her to fulfill her true passion: empowering small business owners to achieve success both in their professional and personal lives.


Demetrio Rico has led several successful global sales teams and has contributed to the rapid growth of telecoms for more than 20 years.

Most recently, Demetrio served as Global Vice President of Sales for 2600Hz. Prior to 2600Hz, he was Global Director of Service Provider development for Five9, where he helped service providers launch the cloud contact center, Demetrio was also director of customer experience for Cisco and Global Vice President of Professional Services for Broadsoft, where he led a team of 200 people with over 16MM dollars/year in revenue.

During all these years he has increased his experience in team management and business skills, and his background has led him to this new - not new - chapter as Stafi's COO.

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