Melvin Greer is Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on research and deployment of his 21st Century Leadership Model. With over 29 years of experience, Mr. Greer has been awarded the BEYA 2012 Technologist of the Year Award, which recognizes his outstanding technical contribution and technical products that have a broad impact and high value to society as a whole. Melvin has been recognized for his outstanding technical contributions to cloud computing and service-oriented architecture.
In addition to his professional and investment roles, he is Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Lockheed Martin. Mr. Greer is Fellow and Adjunct Faculty at the FEAC Institute and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, College of Engineering. He is also a member of the International Monetary Fund / World Bank, Bretton Woods Committee where he explores how deployment of enabling technologies relates to private sector development, commercial opportunities, global financial stability and social responsibility. Mr. Greer is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and is an accomplished author; his fourth book “21st Century Leadership” is his most recently published book.
As a popular educator and board member at a number of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (Alabama State University College of Engineering, and Bowie State University), Greer is leading science, technology, mathematical and engineering (STEM) research initiatives, directly trying to shape a more diverse generation of up-and-coming technical talent.
Greer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and Technology and his Master of Science in Information Systems from American University, Wash. D.C. He also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School.