John McGlinchey

Executive Vice President, Global Certification

As Executive Vice President for CompTIA, John travels the world explaining how critical it is for governments, businesses and educators to provide the most current certifiable IT training programs for their work-force and students.

John’s own commitment to life-long learning began when he was a boy, growing up in a small village in northwest Ireland where he worked in his family’s supermarket. His first professional work was as an electrician in Ireland. Later, he moved to the UK and worked in sales with a variety of firms including prominent IT and business education companies QA and New Horizons. In 2010, he started with CompTIA in London as Regional Director for Western Europe. He is now based in Chicago for CompTIA and manages the global certification program.

With over thirty years’ of innovation and success in directing sales and customer experience, he is a thought leader in global sales leadership and tech education. He emphasizes the importance of cultural awareness, character and positive influence in the workplace, drawing from his own life’s journey. He is also an avid golfer who can and will happily tell you about his hole in one.