Mr. Medina is responsible for overall business operations, strategic business development, recruiting and development of brokers and staff, increasing market share, and providing leadership and direction for East Rutherford, Parsippany and Edison, New Jersey offices. He offers more than 25 years of experience in private business and public sector work.
Mr. Medina served as the Secretary of Commerce for the state of New Jersey where he was responsible for planning and implementing business climate and organizational reforms that dramatically improved the state’s economy. He was the Whitman Administration’s point-person in the creation of incentive, finance and regulatory programs that today constitute the state’s core economic growth policies. Mr. Medina's work, in his various professional capacities, has resulted in incentive benefits totaling more than $1 billion.
As Commerce Secretary Mr. Medina managed all negotiations with foreign and domestic firms wishing to expand or relocate in New Jersey. He personally conducted negotiations that brought major relocations and expansions to New Jersey. He was responsible for New Jersey’s international trade and investment promotion strategies. In that capacity, he worked with senior government officials and executives of multinational corporations to encourage investment and trade with New Jersey.
As the co-founder of C&W’s life science and technology practice, Mr. Medina provides integrated solutions and comprehensive real estate services to government, private and academic research organizations, and corporations seeking to develop R&D or high-tech pilot production facilities.
Mr. Medina is a technology professional who has participated in the formulation of technology policy in various capacities as the Secretary of Commerce for the State of New Jersey. Mr. Medina was also the Vice President for International Business Development for a Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol telecommunications company, and then the President and General Counsel of a start-up biotechnology company that integrates various technologies to perform protein analysis for the discovery of human pharmaceuticals and therapeutics. In addition, Mr. Medina is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant who has developed extensive expertise in sales, technology, as well as regulatory and administrative matters.
Mr. Medina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University.