Founder & Chairman of eMerge Americas
Manuel D. Medina is Chairman and CEO of Cyxtera Technologies, bringing together a set of modern, software-defined cybersecurity capabilities with a global data center platform to deliver secure infrastructure solutions to enterprises and government agencies.
Mr. Medina was the founder, chairman of the board and CEO of Terremark, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ until April of 2011, when Terremark was acquired by Verizon for an enterprise value of $2 billion. At Terremark, Mr. Medina brought his vision to deliver a comprehensive set of best-of-breed IT infrastructure services from world-class data center facilities to fruition. Under his leadership, Terremark distinguished itself as a leading global provider of enterprise cloud computing, data center and cybersecurity services for Fortune 1,000 enterprises and federal government agencies.
Following the sale of Terremark, Mr. Medina founded Medina Capital, a private equity firm with a focus on emerging cybersecurity technologies, in 2012 and currently serves as Managing Partner. Mr. Medina is also the founder and chairman of the board of eMerge Americas, the premier technology event connecting the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He 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 a panelist and keynote speaker at large conferences and IT industry tradeshows. He also delivers inspiring commencement addresses to students at colleges and universities.
Medina received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.