Rafael Alvarez

President, Franchising

For over 20 years, Mr. Alvarez has been changing people’s lives by providing them training and career opportunities with which they can realize their true potential. Prior to joining the Moderno team, Mr. Alvarez was Founder and CEO of Genesys Works, a national social enterprise which he grew from zero to over one thousand employees. In addition to his role at Moderno, Mr. Alvarez is also a Lecturer in Management at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. His accomplishments include: named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s top 30 social entrepreneurs; received the 2012 Texas A&M University Entrepreneurial Leadership Award; named to the Aggie 100 list of fastest growing Aggie-led companies for three consecutive years; inducted into the Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Rafael Alvarez, Moderno Porcelain Works, Chief People Officer