Juan Salinas


Education: Masters in Computer Information Systems (1990–1992) - University of Miami – Miami, FL Bachelors in Computer Information Systems (1983–1988) - Bentley University - Waltham, MA Seminars and Training: Corporate Governance Strategic Planning Basel II and Basel III Rules ISO-9001 Quality Systems Management: Objectives & Dashboards Business Continuity Planning Financial Reporting Standards NIF Money Laundering Prevention Technology COBIT – IT Governance Framework IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Technology management best practices Project Management Risk Management Service-Oriented Architecture SOA Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Microsoft Operational Framework (MOF) VISA International Network Data Center Design Best Practices - BICSI, Orlando FL Leadership Art of Negotiation Harvard University & MIT, Cambridge, MA Dealing with Difficult People Harvard University & MIT, Cambridge, MA Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English Proficient in French Experience: Technology Director (2014-present) INCAE (www.INCAE.edu) – Nicaragua & Costa Rica In charge of Operations, Systems Integration, Project Management and Academic Support for the Number One MBA Higher Education School in Latin America. Partner (1997-present) MultiRedes (www.multiredes.com) – Nicaragua & Costa Rica Cofounded a company which designed and built Nicaragua’s most important datacenters Clients also include: BAC Costa Rica, CITI Nicaragua, ICE, BDF, ASSA, Kraft Nicaragua, Florida Ice, Farm Nicaragua, and Central America’s tallest residential buildings (Panamá excluded) IT Director (2003-2008) Banco de Finanzas, S.A. - Managua, Nicaragua Responsible for the IT Department Provided services to over 200k clients, 40 branches, and 40+ VISA certified ATMs Collaborated in a team that aided increase revenue from $1.8m (2003) to over $5m (2008) Implemented ITIL, Microsoft Operational Framework, Microsoft Solution Framework, Service Oriented Architecture, Quality Assurance, HelpDesk, Dashboards, SAP Business One, Virtualization, Microsoft’s Maturity Assessment, and stabilized the newly implemented Banking Application. External Consultant (2003) Financiera Arrendadora Centroamericana – FINARCA (Scotia Bank) - Nicaragua Designed, Developed & implemented the current banking system with 9+ yrs of successful operations. IT Auditing Director (2002 – 2003) Superintendence Pensions Fund - Managua, Nicaragua Member of the World Bank team responsible for implementing the Private Pension Funds System in the Nicaraguan Banking Superintendence IT Director (1998-2002) Social Security of Nicaragua HQ - Managua, Nicaragua Formed part of a World Bank team that made Nicaragua’s Social Security auditable for the first time in over 20 years through technology, controls, and quantifiable processes. Implemented PeopleSoft. Reduced the time it takes to process a new pension request from 18 to 2 months. IT Assistant to the CEO (1994-1998) BANEXPO – Banco Uno (Grupo Uno) Managua, Nicaragua Implemented banking applications in Guatemala, México y Nicaragua as Team Leader. IT Manger (1992-1994) Mundinet de Costa Rica – San Jose, Costa Rica Developed and successfully implemented Costa Rica’s Central Bank’s first electronic fund transfer EFT system using Sprint’s messaging platform. Legal Status: Dual Costa Rican and Spaniard citizenships.