156th Episode with Candidate Master John Fernandez, U.S Chess Executive Board Candidate
National Master Evan Rabin, CEO of Premier Chess
In Episode 156, I converse with John Fernandez, an award-winning revenue marketer with two decades of experience drive hundreds of millions of dollars in B2B SaaS pipeline and tens of millions of dollars in ARR globally and across prime industry verticals. He has led organizations through $1.3 billion in equity events between Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C (2x), Acquisitions (3x) and IPO. In the chess world, he has been involved with the Internet Chess Club since 1997, as Administrator, Director, Public Relations and Executive Vice President, and Investment role since 2010. He is also the Founder of the New York Masters. Now he is one of three candiates for the US Chess Executive Board, along with Kevin Pryor and Randy Bauer. We speak about the applications of chess in marketing, the development of the Internet Chess Club, the online chess market, the founding and highlights of the New York Masters, an outlook on US Chess post COVID-19 and more.
Ep. 5: Dr. John Fernandez from Rush: Managing Hand Injuries
Sports Medicine Weekly
Dr. John Fernandez talks about the variety of hand injuries and how they are treated. Dr. Fernandez has created and innovated some of the advanced surgeries currently popularized in the treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow. His original research has led to techniques minimizing surgical trauma while maximizing outcomes. As an inventor, he holds patents in some of the very implants developed for these minimally invasive surgeries. As director of microsurgery for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, he has performed hundreds of successful microsurgical procedures. These have included replantation of amputated arms, hands, and digits, as well as complex reconstructions for deformity and wounds.
To “Tell a story with the data” is John’s top priority when analyzing and looking for patterns. In episode #18 of our Datavana Podcast, John Fernandez, (SVP Marketing at Glia), talks about data infrastructure and programs he utilizes to better inform on decision-making processes. He is a champion pattern finder and understands people and how they work to get things done.“Numbers are really my goal” states John. Alignment is also very important to John, who advocates that tech and RevOps teams are an effective measure for creating an ideal, holistic business state. He argues an organization can only have an intelligent conversation about what the data says when alignment is achieved for: MetricsGoalsStrategiesTerminologyBrand voiceAvoid bad handoffs and keep conversation consistent with your customers, as “You're one company to them.”