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A graduate of Purdue University and Harvard Business School, John Buckingham is a driven entrepreneur with a record of success in the healthcare industry. John Buckingham received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Purdue University with distinction, and during his undergraduate tenure, he served as President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the InterFraternity Council. John Buckingham was also honored with the Significant Sig Award from the International Sigma Chi Fraternity in acknowledgement for his outstanding leadership and career success. While at Harvard University, John Buckingham created a division for Colgate-Palmolive Company while earning his MBA in Strategy and Marketing. Upon completion of his formal academic training in pharmaceuticals and business marketing, John Buckingham launched his corporate career, accepting positions as Chief Executive Officer or Chief Marketing Officer such as Princeton, New Jersey’s West Chemical or St. Louis, Missouri’s Intoximeters. Eventually moving to California, John Buckingham founded his own company, Solana MedSpas, effectively revolutionizing the medical spa industry through an innovative combination of modern and traditional aesthetic with wellness therapy techniques. Recognized for his exemplary leadership of Solana MedSpas, John Buckingham delivered the keynote speech at the Los Angeles Medical Aesthetics Conference and Exposition. Serving as Chief Executive Officer of Solana MedSpas, John Buckingham was a founding board member of the Medical Spa Association and acted as their Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Throughout the duration of his career, John Buckingham has held positions as an Adjunct Professor to universities across the country. While running Solana MedSpas, John Buckingham designed and implemented the Spa and Hospitality Management Certificate Program at the University of California in Irvine. John Buckingham additionally taught marketing courses since 2004 at Pepperdine University’s Graziado School of Business and Management as part of a part-time position while he was employed as CEO of Solana MedSpas. He turned to teaching full-time since 2008, after selling Solana MedSpas to a private equity firm and semi-retiring. Courses that John Buckingham teaches include Marketing Strategy, Technology in Marketing, and International Marketing. An active participant in professional organizations, John Buckingham was a member of the Young Presidents Organization for 20 years and conducts community service for the Academy of Business Leadership. John Buckingham also belongs to the Harvard Business School Association of Orange County.

Work experience

Jun 2008Present

Founder and CEO


Company is a Group Purchasing Organization(GPO) for products and medical supplies of all kinds to Medical Spas and Aesthetic Physicians

Aug 2004Present

Marketing Professor

Pepperdine University

I teach marketing to MBA students

Jun 2004Jun 2008

Founder and CEO

Solana MedSpas

Founded largest national developer of medical spas


Sep 1976Jun 1978


Harvard Business School
Sep 1971May 1976

Bachelor of Science

Purdue University

President Sigma Chi Fraternity President InterFraternity Council Runner up Most Outstanding Senior

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