Nearly 20 years ago, with a strong technology background within a Fortune 10 corporation, Segura combined his zeal for IT with a bold vision to create VisionIT. Since that time, Segura has successfully led the company from a startup to a global enterprise working with some of the largest corporations in the U.S. and Latin America.
Segura leads the overall VisionIT corporate strategy and develops executive level relationships with its customers and corporate partners. Under his leadership, VisionIT has become one of the largest and most recognized minority-owned businesses in the United States, operating in 20 U.S. offices, and global operations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines.
Throughout his career, Segura has developed strong business partnerships with notable Fortune 500 corporations and State and Local government. He also maintains strong relationships with many diversity organizations, such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)and numerous local minority councils and Hispanic chambers, while also doing business with minority-owned firms around the nation.
Segura has major global influence with his roles as an advisor at the highest levels of the U.S. Government. He currently serves with the U.S. Trade Ambassador on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise.
A commitment to diversity, community
Segura is also deeply focused on the growth of the community in which he lives and serves. His vision for VisionIT was derived from teaching Detroit inner-city youth about technology. The rewarding volunteer experience inspired him to create a long-standing VisionIT summer internship program in partnership with Wayne State University, which provided Detroit high school students with valuable exposure to the growing field of information technology. This experience would lead to Segura’s involvement in T.LAB, non-profit accelerated learning centers for K-12 students focused on increasing skills across math, science, language and reading. Now in its 7th year T.LAB operates in Chicago, Detroit and Las Vegas.
Segura serves as a board member of Stanford University’s Latino Business Action Network with famed professor, Dr. Jerry Porras, co-author of “Built to Last”. He is also an advisor to the Michigan eLAB, a venture capital fund operating in Silicon Valley and Ann Arbor, Michigan focused on launching disruptive technologies in the marketplace.
He has served on numerous non-profit boards including the Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW). Segura’s accomplishments have also been highlighted throughout his career including as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Great Lakes region as well as Hispanic Business Magazine's National Entrepreneur of the Year.
Segura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.