John Weathington, President & CEO of Excellent Management Systems, Inc.
  • Customer Loyalty
    Customer Loyalty

    John helped Visa evolve its cardmember loyalty platform to enhance credit market adoption and attract large financial institutions to its loyalty offerings.

  • Big Data Analytics
    Big Data Analytics

    "We appreciate your ability to quickly model the client’s landscape, and provide insightful data investigation, discovery, and statistical analysis." --Michael F. Mason, Partner, Hogan and Hartson

  • John Weathington
    John Weathington

    Top companies seek out John's expert insights, including: Visa, Paypal, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sun Microsystems, HDS, Silicon Graphics, MCI, and CBS Interactive.

  • Relationship Strategy
    Relationship Strategy

    "John has been a pleasure to work with on the board and in the Executive Committee. The more I’ve gotten to know John, the more I appreciate his skills." --Brett LaDove, Past President, Institute of Management Consultants

  • Behavioral Science
    Behavioral Science

    "I find it fantastic how I can just throw you into almost anything and you use your knowledge of process and technical organizations to do the job well." --Jennifer Selby Long, Owner, Selby Group

Sam Ovando

Product Manager, Internal Tools

Hitachi Data Systems

Let me briefly introduct myself. I am Sam Ovando and work at Hitachi Data Systems as a Product Manager. I met John Weathington and worked with him on a project that I am sponsoring from the business side of the corporation. He was instrumental in architecting this web/database application.

I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend John and am available at any time if you would like to ask me some questions or talk with me about my experiences in working with John.

It has been a pleasure to work with John here at Hitachi Data Systems. He has many skills which have left a serious vacancy on the project I'm sponsoring! The strengths that stand out are:
  • Positive attitude - always
  • Respectful attitude - always
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse people
  • Ability to lead team members that otherwise may not function well as a team
  • Extremely capable of interfacing with very technical people and people that have no technical understanding
  • Extremely professional in every aspect of his job and life
  • High quality work
  • Very good sense of usability issues in an application
  • Transparent, honest


  • If it were within my power, I would hire John immediately.

    I wish John success, and am sure he will contribute success to whatever job or task he takes on in the future.