The Easton Program's second Leadership Styles Series event was held on April 12, 2010, featuring Roberto Medrano--Executive Vice President of SOA Software. This event included a lecture by Mr. Medrano, a Q&A session, and the chance for eight Easton students to join our speaker for dinner in Westwood Village.
[Speaker Biography: Roberto Medrano]
Recognized executive in the field of SOA, internet security governance and compliance, Mr. Medrano has been a pioneer by working in the early phases of the firewall, content security, and security policy segments of the security market. Former member on President Bush's National Security Advisory Committee, National Cyber Security Summit, The White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace., and participated in President Clinton's White House Security Summit. Mr. Medrano has extensive experience with start-ups and large companies. Mr. Medrano was CEO of PoliVec, leader in security policy.
Prior to PoliVec, Inc. Mr. Medrano was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at Hewlett Packard . At Hewlett-Packard (HP) he was General Manager of the E-Services and Internet Security Divisions. As Division general manager for Hewlett-Packard, Medrano served a vital role as head of HP's key strategic emerging businesses. Some of these efforts included Internet security, middleware, management, web services, CRM, and E-commerce. Under his leadership, Medrano grew several teams from zero to more than $200 Million.
Based on his work in Internet security, Medrano was selected as a participant in President Clinton's White House meeting 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). Prior to joining HP, Medrano was president of Finjan, a leading security software firm. He also served as vice president of Milkyway Networks (IPO 1996), a firewall pioneer, and has held executive positions at Avnet Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc.
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, www.hispanic-net.org, a non-profit organization. Mr. Medrano has started at the beginning of 3 industries: Electronic Design Automation, Open Systems and Computer Security. Mr. Medrano has been a member of Technet. He has been on the board of directors for Hispanic-Net, Golden Gate and National Hispanic University, National Financiera NAFIN and has served on the advisory boards of more than 20 companies and organizations among others Arcot, Aventail (Acquired by SonicWall), Bigfix, Netscaler (acquired by Citrix), Encentuate (acquired by IBM).Medrano has received numerous awards for business and product achievement from leading business and industry publications including Fortune, Red Herring, PC Magazine, InfoWorld, PC World, Data Communications and others. Mr. Medrano has published many articles and quoted numerous times. Medrano holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC).