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John went to St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas after graduating from High School. While attending StMU, he had a variety of jobs including roofing, shoe sales, short-order cooking and progressed through the financial area to become controller of a small construction company. Graduated in 1983 with a BBA in Computer Systems/Accounting and in 1985 with an MBA in Computer Systems.
A first professional position (while attending full time Graduate School) was as a staff accountant at Padgett Stratemann CPAs (a McGladerey affiliate). There, he passed the CPA exam and spent time in the Audit, Tax and Consulting departments. Joined San Antonio Savings (now part of BofA) in 1985 as Vice President of Financial Information Systems. In 1989 he joined Price Waterhouse as a Senior Consultant and was promoted through the ranks until being admitted as a full equity Partner in 1997 at the Dallas office.
John spent five years as a Partner at Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers leading progressive initiatives at the regional, national and industry levels. His main clients were Tyson Foods, Canadian Pacific, American Airlines, Nokia and SABRE and was also called to assist clients in Europe and Latin America.
In 2002, the MCS practice of PwC merged with IBM Consulting to form IBM Global Business Services. John joined that combination as an Executive in the Travel/Transportation Industry leading the custom development and SAP practices. He spent 2002-2006 in various roles but within the same practice until he was called to head the Global Services Oriented Architecture Center of Excellence in late 2006 (also continued his client involvement). In mid-2007 he was requested by IBM Latin America to lead the Consulting and Application Services in Mexico and Central America, that practice grew profitable and with a team of 1,000 employees and 2,500 contractors.
In late 2009 John returned to client practice by heading the Financial Services Consulting and Applications business at IBM Mexico and Central America. In 2010, John took a dedicated role for strategic client Citigroup in one of the largest SOA projects at IBM. In 2012; led the Tiger Team for Mexico and Central America delivering over $1.7 Billion USD TCV in outsourcing contracts during a 2 year tenure.
John retired from IBM and PwC in 2014 and spent the rest of that year finishing a set of publications and his Doctorate in Computer Science with emphasis in Software Engineering/Computer Engineering. In 2015 the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offered a position in their MSIS faculty and he has been teaching there ever since. He is a practicing Christian, boating enthusiast and a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).
A BIO CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM HIS UMHB PAGE THROUGH THIS LINK --- http://graduate.umhb.edu/msis/profile?l=Medellin&f=John