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Manuel Medina

Manuel Medina

Manuel D. Medina is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Terremark Worldwide, Inc., recognized as one of the Top 250 Public Companies in Florida by Florida Trend, and as one of the Fastest Growing Tech Companies by the South Florida Business Journal. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1952, and arrived to the United States with his family in 1965.

Medina graduated from Miami Beach High School, and attended Miami-Dade College and then Florida Atlantic University, where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting.

Following graduation, Medina worked as a certified public accountant in the Miami audit office of Price Waterhouse LLP and traveled extensively throughout South America. In 1980, he founded Terremark and has since lead the company as its Chairman and CEO.

In 2001, Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Medina to the board of directors of IT Florida, which is comprised of industry leaders from all of the major technology sectors in the state and provides guidance and input to the Governor, Legislature, and other policymakers on technology issues. He was the first Chairman of the State of Florida’s Digital Divide Council. In addition, Medina has served throughout the years on the boards of numerous community, business, political, and civic organizations.

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