Juan D. Lopez
Juan joined the Ventures Board of Directors in June 2012. He was motivated to give back to the community in a way that would deliver a long lasting impact. After understanding the purpose of Ventures and talking to some entrepreneurs who graduated from Ventures programs, Juan felt certain that he could indeed make a difference and deliver lasting value by serving on the Ventures Board of Directors.
Juan is passionate about helping businesses strive for efficient operations through the adoption of innovative technologies. He has a strong background in general management, marketing and global operations in both consumer packaged goods and aviation industries. His leadership experience includes diverse product introductions in competitive markets, capitalization of untapped business opportunities, management of complex projects and non-profit governance. Education includes MBA with a concentration in Operations from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Masters in Engineering and technology Management from Washington State University and BSc in Industrial Engineering from the “Universidad Catolica” in Caracas, Venezuela.
Juan is from Venezuela, a country well known for vast oil reserves, miss universe winners and well known soap operas. Being an immigrant himself, Juan has been able to sympathize with several Ventures clients as they have to adapt into a new culture and ways of doing business. He sees the enthusiasm that clients bring to the table and uses this as an inspiration to give back.
Juan brings skills in Operations, Marketing, Technology P&L management, Latin Culture.