CEO / President
Dr. Johnny Mendola is a business professional who offers a unique set of perspectives that sets him apart from his industry and academic peers.
DBA. Doctrine of Business Administration , Liberty University, Expected Completion 2023
Doctor of Ministry - Biblical Studies (DMIN), Liberty University, 2021
EDS., Education Specialist, University of Western Georgia 2016 | 3.55 GPA
Six Sigma, University of California, Irvine, 2016
Ph.D., Theology, Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary 2015
Master of Theology, Liberty University, 2014
MBA-Master of Business Administration, Liberty University, 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Theology, CCBC, 2011 | 3.76 GPA
AS, Global Business, Saddleback College, 2011
AA, Humanities, Irvine Valley College, 2010
AA, Liberal Studies, Irvine Valley College, 2009
Johnny provides clients with a valuable set of business tools and methodologies that includes sales and marketing, e-commerce management, branding and promotions, budgeting and accounting, financial planning, contract negotiations and P&L management, as well as guiding clients in the unique needs of the retail automotive sales industry.
His drive, vision, and business acumen, developed over a 15 year span in the industry, helping luxury automotive brand dealers maximize sales, build consumer loyalty, and increase revenues and profitability dramatically. He possesses sound knowledge in Data Science and a high degree of expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, all of which give John the tools to deliver exceptional marketing results to his automotive clients. As founder of
Johnny is the founder of University Curriculum for Independent Learning, Inc., and specializes in preparing young adults for their university journey. Johnny has been teaching High School AP students university curriculum since 2017.
Johnny is the owner of an Educational company that he founded in 2017 entitled "Irvine International Academic Academy, Inc. (IIAA, Inc.), as well as the President of the nonprofit University "University of International Academics, Inc." (UIA), which offers scholarships to international students.
In addition, Johnny launched Johnny Rock Music Group, Inc. in 2012. Based upon his 20+ year background in the music industry, Johnny Rock Music Group has a location in the United States and satellite offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. He offers the insights and guidance that today’s musicians need in order to generate both commercial and critical success.
Johnny was Marketing Director for IRL Music Group and served as an artist representative that helped propel the band Wishbone to international acclaim, including having a #2 hit in Europe. In addition, his dedication and tireless work ethic were instrumental in hosting successful stadium concert appearances for such talents as Jose Feliciano, Lisa Stansfield and various Asian Pop Artists.
Johnny has traveled extensively throughout his music career, both throughout Asia and to parts of Europe. He has flown over 1.6 million base miles on Delta Airlines alone, and has been awarded the accolade of Million Miler.
Johnny is the published author of numerous books including “Getting That Record Deal: The Backdoor Approach”, which is currently available through Amazon.com and iTunes. He has also had articles published in Music Connection magazine.
Besides Johnny’s accomplishments in these two distinct industries, he offers significant experience in the non-profit sector. In 1994, John established Psalms For The World, Inc., which has giving John valuable insights and experience working in Asia.
Intrinsic in Johnny’s personality is his thirst for knowledge. He holds 3 associate degrees in the humanities, liberal studies, and global business, a BA in Theology, and an MBA from Liberty University along with a dual Masters in Theology. After achieving a Ph.D. in Theology in 2015, John received a pre-doctoral EDS degree from the University of Western Georgia in 2016 and is currently enrolled in a Doctrine of Business Administration program at Liberty University.
This is in addition to valuable experience as a lecturer and part-time faculty member at Irvine Valley College and SME at Concordia University, Irvine, and both formal and informal business training experience that has spanned his entire career and across all disciplines and industries.
In the realm of corporate education, Johnny is also the creator and proponent of the powerful “3Rs” philosophy of Rapport, Respect and Relationship.
Regarding language proficiency, John currently speaks entry-level Mandarin Chinese, and plans to continue with advanced Chinese language training in the coming years.
Most University Professors teach from a textbook, whereas I make the textbook come to life by incorporating my real-world experiences into the classroom.