John Meindl is a senior associate with the Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman and an adjunct professor in the Undergraduate Evening Studies program where he teaches marketing, corporate entrepreneurialism, business sustainability, operations and strategic management. Meindl is a partner in several private equity and investment firms that provide significant financial as well as managerial support to the client. His past clients include Palatine Capital, Crosswalk. com, Battlefield Group, Greenville First Bank, Frontier Partners, Jurda GMBH, GT Holdings, ItalianoXO, Awesomestories.com, Green Earth Environmental, CHO, and M&T Realty. Meindl has had a career in business for more than 30 years, including positions in the government, Securities & Exchange Commission as a financial economist, Fortune 500 Insurance and Financial Services Companies in mergers and acquisitions, international sales and new venture start-ups. Meindl serves and has served on several private and public boards of directors providing expertise in strategy formulation, technology and sustainability. He holds a master's in finance from American University and postgraduate work in leadership and entrepreneurialism from the Wharton School.