2023 Distinguished Alumni

Mr. Pablo Mercado ('96)

Pablo Mercado

Mr. Pablo Mercado

B.A. English

Co-Founder, Vox Media

Pablo Mercado has spent the last 15 years leading technology efforts at Vox Media, first as a start-up founder and engineer and then as Chief Technology Officer. Mercado led the technology and engineering teams that propelled Vox Media as it grew from a few individuals in a basement to an industry-leading modern media company.

Before founding Vox Media, Mr. Mercado worked as a tech lead on political campaigns, built wayfinding systems for MD Anderson Cancer Center, and engineered E-Commerce and Commerce Supply Chain solutions for Sony Latin America.

Mercado is a third-generation Mexican-American and was privileged to be an executive sponsor of the Hispanic and Latinx Employee Resource Group at Vox Media. He is very proud to have been invited to speak with students at Texas State, a Hispanic Serving Institution, where he shared his belief that the path students are on can lead anywhere.

As a beneficiary of Texas State University's programs that sought to expand students' imaginations outside of their core discipline and background, Mercado has been an energetic advocate and practitioner of a cross-disciplinary and inclusive approach to building technology teams, technology products, and company culture.