Welcome to Nearshoreinfo.com, the Outsourcing Institute's special interest group dedicated to Nearshoring. Here, you'll find country-specific outsourcing information, nearshoring news, and a directory of Latin American ITO, BPO, and call center providers. If you're looking to outsource without the stress of a long-distance relationship, nearshore providers from Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Brazil are proving themselves to be excellent sources of outsourcing core development functions as opposed to peripheral functions such as IT support services. 

About the Authors


Tony Mataya- Chair of Nearshore Information
Managing Partner – ThinkSolutions, Inc, Houston, Texas USA

Mr. Mataya has over 25 years of IT and Business Process Outsourcing experience.  He has facilitated sourcing contracts with a total value of over $15 Billion.  Mr. Mataya began his career with IBM and served clients in technical, marketing, and consulting roles.  For thirteen years, he worked as a sourcing advisor to clients with Price Waterhouse and Technology Partners International (TPI).  Additionally he worked for an integrated oil and gas firm negotiating and managing large scale outsourcing contracts. 

Mr. Mataya has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in international business. 

Kate Shearer- Author
Consultant – ThinkSolutions, Inc., Austin, TX USA

Kate brings experience in analysis, documentation, graphics design, project organization, and website coordination. In addition to her consulting engagements, Kate is the website analyst for ThinkSolutions and is a contributor to the Outsourcing Institute near-shoring website. Kate has worked on consulting engagements in the U.S. and Latin America.

Prior to ThinkSolutions, Kate worked as a marketing developer, legislative intern at the Austin State Capital, and analyst. Kate is fluent in Spanish has a BBA from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas in Austin.