December 10, 2010
John Wesley Yoest, Jr. (Jack) Adjunct Professor, Graduate Management Program, The Catholic University of America
Photo Credit: Hannah Yoest
Jack serves as President of Management Training of DC, LLC; His consulting practice draws on his expertise in operations and sales and marketing, and senior management development. Jack Yoest is an Adjunct Professor at The Catholic University of America and an Adjunct Professor of Management in the Business Technologies Division of the Northern Virginia Community College.
In addition to his writing here at Reasoned Audacity and in Management Training of DC, Jack is a freelance writer for the Business & Media Institute. He has also contributed to Small Business Trends, Small Business Trends Radio, and The Business Monthly.
Jack has managed entrepreneurial start-up ventures, including medical device companies, high technology, software manufacturers, and business consulting companies. His assignments have included:
* Served as Chief Operating Officer of Job Accord, a multi-national human resource company with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, New Delhi and Bangalore;
* Partner in Global Strategies, Incorporated, advisors for international business development.
* Managed the transfer of patented biotechnology from the National Institutes of Health to his client, which enabled the company to raise $25 million in venture capital funding.
* Vice President of Certified Marketing Services International, an ISO 9000 business-consulting firm, where he assisted international companies in human resource certification.
* President of Computer Applications Development and Integration (CADI), the premier provider of software solutions for the criminal justice market. CADI dominates the market of case management software, with the largest number of installations in the world. During his tenure, Jack negotiated a strategic partnership with Behring Diagnostics, a $300 million division of Hoechst Celanese, the company’s largest contract.
* Jack also served as a gubernatorial appointee in the Administration of Governor James Gilmore in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving as the Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources, acting as the Chief Operating Officer of the $5 billion budget. During his tenure in state government, Jack acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the Secretariat, where he was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.
* Served as a manager with Menlo Care, a medical device manufacturer. While at Menlo, he was a part of the team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million, resulting in a buy-out by a medical division of Johnson & Johnson.
* A former Captain in the United States Army, having served in Combat Arms and on the U.S. Armor and Engineer Board, Jack directed research and conducted testing, and recommended solutions to problems in night vision and electro-optics.
Jack earned an MBA from George Mason University and completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University. His publications include “Doing Business in the Values Vacuum,” an article syndicated by Scripps-Howard News Service to over 350 newspapers worldwide, and functions as a ghostwriter for high profile managers and blogs, including Presidential candidates.
Jack competes in marathon (26.2 mile) runs, and he and his wife, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., live in the Washington, D.C. area with their five children (the Penta-Posse).
Thank you (foot)notes,
Short bio at the jump.
Mr. Yoest advises senior leaders on best management practices. He is a former Captain in the United States Army and earned an MBA from George Mason University. He completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University.
Mr. Yoest served as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources in Virginia, acting as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the $5 billion budget 16,000-employee unit. Mr. Yoest also served with Menlo Care, a start-up medical device manufacturer. He was a part of the team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million that resulted in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson.
Widely published, he was a finalist in the 2006 Weblog Awards in the Best Business Blog category and has received over one million unique visitors. Mr. Yoest and his wife, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., who is president and CEO of Americans United for Life, live in the Washington, DC area with their five children.
Jack Yoest is an adjunct professor of management at The Catholic University in Washington, DC.