Mario is responsible for designing and managing research projects for clients in the public and education sectors, as well as non-profit organizations and associations. Mario is also the company’s spokesperson for political and sociological issues and surveys, and writes for the Vancouver Sun, the National Observer and Business in Vancouver.

Before joining Insights West in June 2013, Mario coordinated research teams for a now-defunct public opinion firm that operated in Canada, the United States and Britain, worked as an editorial researcher for Peter C. Newman’s books “The Secret Mulroney Tapes” and “Here Be Dragons”; as a research and communications specialist for the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC; and in various journalistic roles in Canada, Mexico and Spain.

Mario has been in charge of Insights West’s electoral forecasting program since June 2013, issuing 23 correct predictions of democratic processes in Canada and the United States, including the only forecast of the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite issued within the guidelines set by Elections BC, the 2015 Alberta provincial election, the 2016 United States presidential election, and the 2017 British Columbia provincial election.

Mario holds a BA in Communication from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and an MJ from the University of British Columbia.