About me

Hi, my name is
Juan C. Méndez

Trusted Technology and Product Leader

Hey, are you looking for an executive to lead your digital products and grow your business? I've done that for many satisfied clients.

Need someone who not only knows how to talk about Generative AI and Machine Learning but has real-world, hands-on experience implementing it? I'm your guy.

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2013 - Present

Principal Director

Miami, FL

Delivered digital transformation projects for clients, acting as delivery lead, and creating solutions that generated $10M-$500M of incremental revenue.

2009 - 2015
Multiple Entrepreneurial Ventures

CTO/Co-founder, VP of Business Development

Miami, FL | San Francisco, CA | Ann Arbor, MI

Provided technical leadership and drove operational execution to create technical platforms for startups; secured over $2M in funding.

2008 - 2009
Baxter International

Director of Strategy and Business Development

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Drove the LATAM strategic process, improving regional revenue from $990M to $1.7b

2001 - 2008
General Motors

Business Development Manager, Finance Manager, Global R&D

Shanghai, China | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Detroit, MI

Led growth initiatives in Asia Pacific, drove financial business case for a vehicle program, managed R&D portfolio.

1995 - 1999
Netsoft Colombia

Partner | Co-founder

Bogotá, Colombia

Started and developed a profitable firm which provided I/T consulting and services, and through it managed large projects for private sector and government agencies.

1991 - 1995
Apple Colombia (CDM)

Product Manager (MarCom)

Bogotá, Colombia

Supported dealers and key customers after new product launches

Master in Business Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Major in New Product and Venture Development.

Master in Computer Science

Universidad de los Andes

Bogota, Colombia

Major in Systems Engineering and Information Technology.

Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering

Universidad de los Andes

Bogota, Colombia

Major in Microelectronics and Control Systems.


Some of my project work |

This is a sample of projects I've done.

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Years of Experience


Generated Value

Major European Automotive Conglomerate - Strategy
Major US Airport - Strategy

Major US Airport

US Insurance Company - Strategy

US Insurance Company

Large US Quick Service Restaurant Chain - Strategy
Accenture - Agriculture SaaS - Strategy

Accenture - Agriculture SaaS

Large Pharmaceutical Company - Strategy

Large Pharmaceutical Company

LATAM-based Telecom Services Company - Strategy

Don't take my word for it. Here are some comments from clients and colleagues |

After reading about Juan Carlos' work and explanation of the S-curve, I reached out to him, and have since had the pleasure of collaborating with him on the Harvard Business Review article, &quote;Throw Your Life a Curve&quote;. I subsequently referred him as a lead developer for a start-up that I was working with from whom he received nothing but glowing reviews. A MIT-trained systems engineer, computer programmer, strategic thinker. He knows his stuff. But his secret sauce is that he is open to thinking across silos, to collaborating, to learning. Truly, a dream to work with. Highly recommend.


Whitney Johnson

Executive Advisor, Author

It is a pleasure to recommend Juan Carlos, he is a professional with a very strong strategic mindset. We contracted Juan to manage the BD and Strategic regional area and he raised the bar in terms of our BD and strategic planning process. Juan did a very good job in bringing talent to his team and align them to deliver very solid results. Juan has strong values and he is a very ethical person that has demonstrated be very professional especially in difficult situations. It was a pleasure to work with him during this period of time. I am sure Juan will have a bright future in front of him!


Paulo Bolgar

HR Executive
Areeas of Expertise

These are some of my areas of expertise |

Most of the engagements with my clients fall in these categories.


Digital Strategy

Work alongside my clients to discover together the critical factors that accelerate their business success using digital technologies


Customer Experience

Help clients provide delightful experiences across each customer touchpoint, and purposeful ways to measure those experiences


Enterprise Architecture

Proactively and holistically help clients anticipate disruptive forces, and execute with discipline toward their desired business vision and outcomes


eCommerce and Business

Look at client's suppliers, multichannel opportunities, modular value chain, and ecosystem drivers to create winning business models


Product Strategy

Craft a winning product strategy to cater to end users likes and needs


Cloud Transformation

Help clients leverage technology and data to achieve business growth through cloud-based solutions

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+1 (954) 205-6824

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