John Yoest   -  Former Guest Speaker at the Leadership Institute

John Yoest

Jack Yoest serves as President of Management Training of DC, LLC. His practice draws on his expertise in operations and sales and marketing, and senior management development.

Jack Yoest is an Adjunct Professor of Management in the Business Technologies Division of the Northern Virginia Community College.

Jack has managed entrepreneurial start-up ventures, including medical device companies, high technology, software manufacturers, and business consulting companies. His projects have included serving as:

Chief Operating Officer of Job Accord, a multi-national human resource company with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, New Delhi and Bangalore.

Partner in Global Strategies, Incorporated, advisors for international business development. Jack has worked with clients throughout India and in China.

Managed the marketing of the transfer of patented biotechnology from the National Institutes of Health to his client, which enabled the company to raise $25 million in venture capital funding.

Vice President of Certified Marketing Services International, an ISO 9000 business-consulting firm, where he assisted international companies in human resource certification.

President of Computer Applications Development and Integration (CADI), the premier provider of software solutions for the criminal justice market. CADI dominated the market of case management software, with the largest number of installations in the world at that time. During his tenure, Jack negotiated a strategic partnership with Behring Diagnostics, a $300 million division of Hoechst Celanese, the company’s largest contract.

Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources in the Administration of Governor James Gilmore in the Commonwealth of Virginia, acting as the Chief Operating Officer of the $5 billion budget. During his tenure in state government, Jack acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the Secretariat, where he was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

Account manager with Menlo Care, a medical device manufacturer. While at Menlo, he was a part of the team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million, resulting in a buy-out by a medical division of Johnson & Johnson.

Captain in the United States Army in Combat Arms and on the U.S. Armor and Engineer Board, Jack directed research and conducted testing, and recommended solutions to problems in night vision and electro-optics.

Jack earned an MBA from George Mason University and completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University. His undergraduate degree is in Education from Old Dominion University.

Jack’s publications include "Doing Business in the Values Vacuum," an article syndicated by Scripps-Howard News Service to over 350 newspapers worldwide, and has written for high-profile managers, including a Presidential candidate.

His web-log was nominated for Best Business Blog in 2006.

Jack has also contributed to Small Business Trends, Small Business Trends Radio, The Business Monthly, Business & Media Institute and National Review Online.

Jack is married to Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., President and CEO of Americans United for Life, a public interest law firm with offices in Washington, DC and Chicago. He likes to manage his management time so that he can run marathons. Jack and his wife recently completed the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28th. Their oldest daughter completed the run with them. (Thank you for not asking their times). They live in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. with their five children (the Penta-Posse).