Jan P. Testarmata MBA

Senior Consultant

Jan Testarmata is a dynamic cross-functional executive with a unique global pedigree. This multilingual and culturally competent senior leader gained early global exposure through her expatriate ARAMCO childhood in Saudi Arabia. Repeatedly sought after as a change agent capable of driving high-profile transformations impacting operations in >50 countries, At Sun Microsystems, Jan spearheaded 3 organizational redesigns that strengthened performance for 12 straight quarters, averted the loss of $29B in sales, and generated $400M in revenue in 3 years. As a systems thinker and complex problem-solver adept in creating global operational models, Jan Testarmata is a decisive, direct, and engaging leader and diversity champion. As an independent consultant, Jan has worked on a diverse set of technology company engagements that span the maturity and complexity range from 10 employee start up to public company. She has basic working fluency in French and Italian as well as limited familiarity with Arabic. Jan began her career as a Structural Engineer at Rockwell International’s Space Systems Division.


  • MBA, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Master of Engineering – Structural Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Structural Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW)
  • Cornell Engineering Alumni Association
  • Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni Association
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Network (CAAAN)
  • Metropolitan Opera Guild


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