CEO BeachView, ICO Advisor, Previous GM of HP Software, CEO Polivec, President Finjan, EVP/CMO Akana, Executive Sun Microsystems, Board Member.
Executive with 5 public companies, 3 of them were private when he joined; 14 companies have been acquired where he was in a board position. Executive in the information technology fields of cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain, IoT, middleware, governance, API security, microservices, DevOps, software, SaaS, cloud, SOA/API management & enterprise architecture. Have extensive general management and marketing experience with start-ups and large companies.
I am currently an ICO advisor to several blockchain ICOs: VLB.io, www.Etheal.com , VaultBank.io, CapLinked.com, www.BGX.ai, BlockSafe.network , etc. I am also in the board of advisors to the following cloud AI companies: www.ContractSafe.com , www.DeepCurrent.com, www.durolabs.co . In addition, I am an advisor to http://www.actoneventures.com/ VC firm, https://www.manhattanstreetcapital.com/about-us, and http://nex3.com/
Experience with major fortune 100 on digital transformation initiatives for Digital Business using cloud, mobile or web initiatives with SaaS, on-premises or cloud hybrid products. Has been a cybersecurity pioneer by working in the early phases of the firewall, content security, and security policy. Was selected as a participant in President Clinton's White House Security Summit on cyber security. Founder/Board member for Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) and participated in the National Cyber Security Summits and The White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Have extensive general management and marketing experience with start-ups and large companies. Was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at HP as General Manager of HP Software. As division GM for HP, served a vital role as head of HP's key strategic emerging businesses that included cybersecurity, middleware, management, web services, CRM, and E-commerce. I was CEO of PoliVec, President of Finjan (FNJN)and Executive VP for Akana, leader API Management/API security. Was VP of Milkyway Networks (IPO 1996), firewall pioneer, and was VP at Avnet Inc (AVT) and an executive at Sun Microsystems.
Served in more than 20 company/advisory boards: Arcot (Acquired CA), Aventail (Acquired SonicWall/Dell), Encentuate (Acquired IBM), Netscaler (Acquired Citrix), Bigfix (Acquired IBM), AirZip (Acquired Willow Tech), Confluent Software (acquired Oblix/Oracle), PivX (IPO 2004), Sand Hill IT Security (reverse IPO EdgeWave), JackBe (acquired SoftwareAG)
Has been a cybersecurity pioneer by working in the early phases of the firewall, content security, and security policy. Based on his work in cybersecurity, Mr. Medrano was selected as a participant in President Clinton's White House Security Summit on cyber security, which brought together influential technology industry leaders and senior administration and Cabinet officials. Founder and Board member for Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC). Mr. Medrano also participated in the National Cyber Security Summits, The White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, and several President’s Bush National Security Advisory Committee Summit. Mr. Medrano has extensive general management and marketing experience with start-ups and large companies.
Mr. Medrano was recently ranked (2014) as #12 CMO Worldwide. Medrano has been selected as one of "The 100 most influential Hispanics in US", "the 100 most influential Latinos in Silicon Valley" “Top 100 most influential Hispanics in Information Technology” and is co-founder and CEO for Hispanic-Net, a non-profit organization.
Ranked (2014) as #12 of top 250 CMOs in the world, "The 100 most influential Hispanics in the US", "The 100 Most Influential Latinos of Silicon Valley"
UCLA MBA, MIT MSEE and USC BSEE