Manuel D. Medina, the Founder and Managing Partner of Medina Capital, has more than 30 years of experience as a highly successful businessman with expertise in areas including technology, finance, international business, and government contracting.
Medina was the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ until April of 2011 when Terremark was acquired by Verizon. Under his leadership, Terremark distinguished itself as the leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services for Fortune 500 enterprises and federal government agencies. At Terremark, Medina brought his vision to deliver a comprehensive set of best-of-breed IT infrastructure services from purpose-built, carrier-neutral data center facilities to fruition.
Medina began his career in 1974 as a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He founded Terremark in 1980 and undertook complex infrastructure projects throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Medina’s vision transformed Terremark from a commercial real estate company into a global technology leader. His track record of successfully raising funds across the entire capital structure during periods of rapid change in the macroeconomic environment was vital to Terremark’s successful growth. He raised over $1 billion for Terremark, expanded its industry leading services globally, and stewarded it through the very difficult financial environments in 2000, 2008 and to an ultimate sale to Verizon for an enterprise value of $2 billion.
Medina has been recognized with accolades from many business and community organizations for his leadership and community service. He is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from technology trends and global business to entrepreneurship and has served as either a keynote speaker or panelist at large conferences and IT industry tradeshows. Mr. Medina’s leadership in the IT industry and insightful analysis of market trends have resulted in appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business as well as interviews with internationally recognized media outlets on topics such as the rising adoption of cloud computing, cybersecurity and the dynamics driving key government IT initiatives.
Medina received his Bachelor‘s Degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.