As Chief Strategy Officer, John is driving Fortra’s transformation to a platform company and into one of the world’s leading cybersecurity providers. His deep understanding of technology markets and trends combined with battle-tested operational expertise, enables the Fortra team to continuously deliver industry changing cybersecurity innovations.
John is an advocate for a more pragmatic and scalable approach to cybersecurity – where security, IT, and the business work together to not only identify and protect key assets, but also to develop ways that enable today’s talented cybersecurity professionals to become force multipliers of security progress in their organizations. John believes the industry is looking at the cybersecurity skills shortage the wrong way: instead of trying to hire millions more people, we should take the great talent that is already there and unleash them through the smarter use of artificial intelligence and automation.
Prior to joining Fortra in 2018, John was the Founder of Product Fuse, where he worked with enterprise technology companies to build and implement successful product strategies. He was previously Vice President of Product Management for KLDiscovery and held senior positions at Kroll Ontrack and Paul Hastings. Earlier in his career, John was a web developer, database administrator and computer forensics engineer.
John has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Saint John’s University in New York. He is a co-author of Internet Fraud Casebook: The Worldwide Web of Deceit published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.