Senior Director, Cloud Security - Optiv
John Turner is an accomplished IT executive with more than 20 years of leadership and operational IT experience. As senior director of cloud security enablement at Optiv, Turner’s team of cloud architects are responsible for helping to ensure the successful integrated delivery of cloud security solutions. Turner plays a key part in bringing different areas of Optiv’s team together to deliver seamless cross practice wins. Turner also works as part of the cloud leadership team to define Optiv’s strategy and product portfolio.
Turner’s extensive operational background brings a unique client first perspective to the execution of Optiv’s cloud security practice. An early cloud veteran, Turner has first-hand experience moving his previous organizations to the cloud, as well as experience managing app-dev and dev-ops teams. His background also includes extensive experience with infrastructure, WLAN, performance management, analytics, data center builds, enterprise resource planning implementations, identity and access management development, firewall and identity-based networking.
Prior to joining Optiv in 2016, Turner was the vice president of product strategy at Adaptive Communications. He previously served as general manager of unified communications solutions at Aruba Networks. Turner got his start at Brandeis University building identity solutions and eventually leading the network and systems group as its director. Turner’s passion as a technologist has always fueled his interest and desire to make transformative changes with technology.
Turner has authored articles and papers on the use of technology as a change agent, and as a subject matter expert on wireless LAN and unified communications. Turner has appeared in many technology magazines, been a featured presenter and delivered key note addresses at several national conferences. Turner holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.