We’re hosting a beachside chat with MB resident and recently awarded "Top 100 most influential US Hispanics" Roberto Medrano.
We'll discuss his incredible career starting with his humble beginnings moving to the US from Mexico.
Topics...and much more:
What are the best skills to develop to be a board director and leader?
What are companies looking for in board leaders?
What do entrepreneurs need to know for positioning for an IPO or acquisition?
Roberto is an executive in the technology fields of cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain, IoT, middleware, API security, microservices, DevOps, software, SaaS, cloud, SOA/API management & enterprise architecture. Roberto has been an executive at five public companies and in a board position of 14 that have been acquired. He has experience with Fortune 100 companies on digital transformation initiatives using mobile, SaaS, on-premises or cloud hybrid products. He has deep expertise in marketing, product management, product marketing, alliances, channels, and sales.
Roberto is a cybersecurity pioneer and lead initiatives in the early phases of the firewall, content security, and security policy. He 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. He was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at HP as General Manager of HP Software. As GM for HP divisions, served a vital role as head of HP's key strategic emerging businesses that included cybersecurity, middleware, management, web services, CRM, and E-commerce.
• 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"
• 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 (acquired Oblix/Oracle), PivX (IPO 2004), Sand Hill IT Security (reverse IPO EdgeWave), JackBe (acquired SoftwareAG)
• Former GM HP Software, CEO PoliVec, President Finjan (FNJN), EVP Akana, VP Milkyway (IPO 1996) firewall pioneer, VP Avnet (AVT) and executive Sun Microsystems.
• UCLA MBA, MIT MSEE and USC BSEE