John Esquivel

John Esquivel

Chief Operating Officer

A Strategic Leader with Proven Success in Driving Efficiency and Growth, John Esquivel brings over 39 years of experience in managing operations across diverse industries to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Mind Works, leading the team since 2019. His expertise spans healthcare, defense, government facilities, information technology, and public health, providing a unique and comprehensive understanding of complex operational environments.

John’s track record is marked by a keen ability to identify and implement strategies that enhance organizational efficiency and drive growth. He possesses a strong vision for the future, consistently developing innovative approaches and techniques to optimize operations and achieve strategic goals. This dedication to continuous improvement has been instrumental in Mind Works’ success, allowing the organization to thrive as a leading provider of pediatric behavioral healthcare.

Prior to joining Mind Works, John held executive positions within the Defense Industrial Base sector, for companies like SAIC, URS, and AECOM. This experience equipped him with a deep understanding of complex logistical systems and the intricate processes involved in research, development, production, and delivery of critical military equipment.

John’s dedication to service extends beyond the corporate world. His 23-year career in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a decorated combat veteran and accomplished aviator, instilled in him a strong sense of duty and unwavering commitment to excellence.

In his personal time, John enjoys traveling abroad with his wife, exploring new cultures and fostering meaningful connections through his church community. He is also passionate about classic cars, dedicating his time to restoring them to their former glory. Additionally, John actively engages in conversations with leaders on the crucial topic of protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure, leveraging his expertise to contribute to a more secure future.

John Esquivel is a highly accomplished leader whose blend of strategic vision, operational expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence makes him an invaluable asset to Mind Works. His leadership will propel the organization towards achieving its mission of providing exceptional behavioral healthcare to the children and adolescents of Texas.


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