Jacques M. Jean
Career and Accomplishments
Jacques M. Jean is an accomplished business professional with over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing global technology strategies.
Jacques is the founder and CEO of TechFides, a company that focuses on enterprise-level technology implementation. Recently, Jacques held an executive position where he served as an IT Business Stakeholder for the IT Division, at Schneider Electric Company - a 4.5B dollar business unit where he led and championed driving their IT strategy and project-related portfolios. Earlier in his Schneider tenure, Mr. Jean also led the development and implementation of the IT engagement strategy for their 7.7B dollar Industrial Automation division.
While serving as Senior Director at Invensys, Jacques completed the 17 countries ERP integration with Schneider, (the acquiring company) and led the Corporate IT Application team, Merger Divestitures & Acquisitions, as well as the global Service Delivery and Architecture organizations. Prior to joining Invensys, Jacques spearheaded the Value-Based Planning group at Honeywell International, where he collaborated with all business unit CIOs, optimized the IT infrastructure services and minimized overhead and costs. Jacques also served as the IT Six Sigma Leader in Latin America for Honeywell Corporate, responsible for Regional Program Management and Six Sigma deployments across Latin America and the Caribbean. Jacques began his career as an IT Security Policy Business Analyst with AlliedSignal.
Jacques academic credentials include earning a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and he further continued his studies with an Executive Program in Business Marketing Strategy from the Harvard Business School. Recently, he successfully completed the Leadership Development Program “Lead to Impact” in San Diego and Budapest with UNC the Kenan-Flagler Business School through Schneider Electric executive programs. Jacques also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from la Universidad De Guadalajara in Mexico. Jacques is fluent in many languages such as Creole, French, Spanish, English and some Portuguese.
He is originally from Haiti and left his native country immediately after high school to pursue higher education abroad. Jacques lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children. He is the founder of Universal Learning Centre and has always wanted to bring quality educational tools to his native country.