Calvin Carrera

Experience As:

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Technical Officer

Based In:
Orem, Utah
Language (s):

Calvin Carrera

Cal is passionate about creating great companies through building great leadership teams. He is also a culture zealot who helps his clients transition their organizations to productive and agile cultures.
He is an experienced and prolific Senior Technology Executive with a record of achievement driving company growth through leadership in business creation, funding, and sale; strategy development, product creativity, design and launch, and high-performance organizational development. A quick study in new technology and a trusted advisor to businesses and governments around the globe. Founder of three successful technology startups and manager of public and private technology companies in B2B, healthcare, and Federal marketplaces. A history of service on Boards of Directors for public and private companies, non-profits, and public-private partnerships.

High-Performance Organizations and Cultures:
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Organizational Development | Team Building
  • Organizational Development | Team Building
  • Enterprise Operations Management
  • Business Development & Sales Leadership
  • Business Development & Sales Leadership
  • Culture Development & Evangelization
  • Leadership Development | Mentoring
  • Software Product Development
  • Service Development

• Building High-Performance Organizations and Cultures: Developed and implemented strategies that fueled the creation of high-performance organizations spanning four different enterprises over more than two decades. Promoted rapid adoption of cultures that represent the best of the best in products, service and people, recognized for conquering the difficult and accomplishing the impossible.
• Driving Business and Market Expansion: Developed a new Agile Empowerment Technologies (AET) business as a high-margin, rapid-growth vehicle that ultimately contributed more than 50% of all Brandes Associates revenues. Grew VirTx Inc. from a startup to acquisition while facilitating its sale at 16x revenue for $48M.
• Providing Trusted Advice to Business and Government: Developed white papers, participated in high-level meetings, and delivered presentations to high-level executives. Interviewed senior policymakers in the military Services to determine political, operational, and technical issues inhibiting Joint interoperability. Partnered with US Congressional representatives to acquire $2M in R&D funds through special appropriations.
• Developed business with customers that included the State of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the National Cancer Institute, US Intelligence Agencies, foreign governments, State of California, Pfizer, Northrop, Lockheed, PacifiCare, and the Veterans Administration.
• Demonstrated Entrepreneurship by founding 4 companies: Founded a 501 C- (6) industry organization with 26 paid member companies and a national presence; Co-founded a telehealth company that sold for 16X revenues in 13 months; Founded a software technology company that pivoted to consulting after the dot-com crash, and created contracts for 12 years before moving to W-2 work, and re-formed a consulting company from a C-corp to an LLC to focus on B2B management improvement and growth

Professional Accomplishments:
  • Revolutionized healthcare delivery to migrant farmworkers in California
  • Helped establish a pediatric cardiac surgery center in Brazil through St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Helped the Department of Defense establish interoperability across services and systems
  • Built a healthcare technology from zero to a sale of $48M in 13 months.

Education & Certification:
  • John Mattone's Core Purpose Advanced Mastery Certification – none
  • John Mattone's Individual Leadership Development Plan Advanced Mastery Certification – none
  • John Mattone's Initial Leadership Executive Coaching Certification – none
  • John Mattone's Leaderwatch 360 Advanced Mastery Certification – none
  • John Mattone's Core MLEI Certification – none
  • John Mattone's STLI-360 Advanced Mastery Certification - none

Cal and his wife Gloria live in Utah with their two papillons. In addition to helping companies succeed, Cal enjoys cooking, gardening, and golf. Gloria is an addiction counselor in a nearby recovery center.