Manuel D. Medina is a highly successful business executive and investor with more than 30 years of leadership experience in the IT infrastructure and cybersecurity industries.
Medina is the Founder and Managing Partner of Medina Capital, a private equity firm investing in the cybersecurity, data analytics and IT infrastructure markets. Previously, Medina was the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Terremark, a publicly traded company of NASDAQ until April of 2011, when Terremark was acquired by Verizon for an enterprise value of $2 billion. Under his leadership, Terremark built and operated the NAP of the Americas. It also distinguished itself as the leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services for Fortune 500 enterprises and federal government agencies.
He serves a Execuivve Chairman of Cyxtera Technologies, a global leader in data centers and interconnection services founded in 2017, in a $2.8 billion transaction. He is also Executive Chairman of Appgate, a global cybersecurity company.
Medina is the founder and chairman of the Board of eMerge Americas, the premier B2B technology event connecting the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Through his leadership, eMerge Americas has helped establish Miami as the hub for the technology industry in the Americas and has had a $1.36 billion cumulative economic impact on the State of Florida and supported an excess of 7,000 jobs.
Medina 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 investor conferences and IT industry tradeshows. His leadership in the IT industry and insightful analysis of market trends have resulted in appearances on NBC News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox business, as well as interviews with global media outlets. He has been recognized with accolades from many business and community organizations for this leadership and community service.
Medina was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and arrived to the United States with his family in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and began his career as a certified public accountant at Price Waterhouse.