Chief Executive Officer
John is a highly accomplished senior executive with more than 20 years of consistent record-setting business performance and growth in the security industry.
At Mission Secure
As CEO of Mission Secure, John is responsible for strategic planning and execution, and continuing to build Mission Secure into an OT/ICS technology leader. John joins after recent announcements that Mission Secure closed a Series B financing round and launched a new integrated cybersecurity solution for the maritime sector in cooperation with Ince, an international legal and professional services firm.
John has held successive senior executive positions with publicly traded global companies and has started and built entrepreneurial organizations into large privately held companies.
Prior to joining Mission Secure, John served as CEO of Waratek for five years and built the company into a recognized leader in the application and middle-ware cybersecurity space with a worldwide customer base. Before Waratek, John was President and COO of SecurAmerica, LLC, and Chairman and CEO of American Security Programs.
Earlier, John was SVP of Sales and Marketing for Securicor, PLC, now known as G4S, and VP and GM at Medline Industries, where he grew a division exponentially in less than three years. Before Medline, John received several promotions with United States Surgical Corporation (NYSE: USSC) and was SVP of Field Sales and Marketing; under his leadership, the company grew to over $1.3B in annual sales and was acquired by TYCO.
Certifications & Awards
- Education: Master of Business Administration, Webster University
- Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting, Florida Southern College
- Awards: Volunteer of the Year for the YMCA, American Diabetes Associations’ Father of the Year for Atlanta (2015)
With all of the emphasis placed on IT security, cybersecurity in critical infrastructure and industrial control system networks continues to lag dramatically. The OT/ICS cybersecurity market is ready for a company to emerge as a leader in the space, and with our portfolio of differentiated technologies and security services, Mission Secure has the elements necessary to seize that position. My goal is to meet our customer’s individual needs, scale our business, and make Mission Secure the ‘New Standard’ in the OT/ICS cybersecurity space.”
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