Adrian Steckel
CEOUpHold
Adrian Steckel is the Chief Executive Officer of Uphold. Steckel is a world-renowned entrepreneur and leading technology executive.

Prior to joining Uphold, Mr. Steckel was the CEO of iUsacell, one of the largest wireless carriers in Mexico, until 2015 when it sold to AT&T in a $2.5 billion acquisition. In 2005, TV Azteca (one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world) named Mr. Steckel as President and CEO of Azteca America, the company’s wholly owned broadcasting network focused on the U.S. Hispanic market. Before being appointed CEO, he served CFO of Azteca America for three years.

Mr. Steckel founded Unefon, a cellphone company that he built from scratch, garnering 1.4 million subscribers and more than US$100 million in EBITDA annually. He also served as an investment banker at Dillon, Read & Co. Mr. Steckel holds a BA in Business from Yale University.