John Stewart is P&L responsible for LinkAmerica’s Managed Services division, leading a team of highly-skilled engineering and project management professionals supporting US customers from the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia.
An executive who has managed a wide variety of technical and engineering enterprises, he has over 25 years of successful leadership in a multi-national environment, heading technical and business teams in a diverse range of industries — including digital rights management, satellite & internet broadcasting, software & systems development, green building design, and financial services. He has worked in the US, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, and his expertise with cross-cultural international teams provides him with an unusually deep understanding of how best to leverage the modern global organization.
His work experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, including:
* Principal member of the technical launch teams for DIRECTV in the US, Japan, and Latin America, managing software development, signal security, digital rights, and account management, and helping to launch 4 major satellite broadcast centers over five years.
* General Manager overseeing two major releases of StreamOS — a streaming media management platform that supported customers such as Anheuser Busch, Microsoft, Universal Music, and BMW Films with a single source, integrated overlay content delivery network.
* Manager of alliance partnerships with some of the world’s largest engineering firms, including URS, Carter & Burgess, and Black & Veatch, jointly developing solutions built on Autodesk’s 3D parametric design and geospatial platforms.
* Instructor on a number of technical subjects for UCLA Extension, including programming languages, relational database design, and UNIX.
John holds a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration, with honors, from the University of Utah. He also earned a professional certification in software programming from the University of California Irvine.