Silicon Valley State of Mind, a blog by John Weathington, "The Science of Success"
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About John Weathington

John Weathington is President and CEO of Excellent Management Systems, Inc., a management consultancy that helps guide organizations to achieve strategic goals, improve critical processes, and leverage the power of information. For over 20 years, John has helped clients of all sizes including an impressive list of Fortune 100 firms to include Visa, PayPal (eBay), Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Hitachi Data Systems, Cisco, and Silicon Graphics. His unique blend of leadership, management, and technical talent and skills are a rare find in the consulting arena.

He project managed a large database development project as well as designed the database, managed developers, and developed the support model. He worked with users to establish business requirements and supported them in testing and other special analysis. He provided outstanding service and delivery on a very complex project.
--Linda Dunlap, Sr. Finance Analyst, Sun Microsystems

A byproduct of Silicon Valley’s rich business and technical culture, John’s expertise ranges from organizational strategy and leadersihp to information system architecture to program execution and management. He has designed enterprise-scale data warehouses, organized and lead business and technical teams, and developed and mobilized strategies for iconic organizations such as Visa and Sun Microsystems.

Dynamic speaker and prolific author, John frequently authors articles for numerous publications including Tech Republic, Tech Target, and industry vertical publications like The Coalition for Government Procurement’s “Off the Shelf,” and Quest Software’s “Toad Pipeline.” John is often called upon to speak at industry events ranging from informal technical discussions to keynotes on leadership and management.

Education and certifications held by John include Bachelor of Science studies in both computer science and organizational leadership, Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Six Sigma Black Belt, where he studied at Motorola with the world’s best and brightest Master Black Belts. John is an active member in the Society for Advancement of Consulting, and served on the board for the Northern California chapter of the Institute for Management Consultants.