John Connors is a recognized expert in multiple cybersecurity disciplines. With over 40 years of experience, he has guided many Vanguard clients through enterprise security challenges; including integration of z/OS Security Server and other enterprise security systems, while assisting in the development of new Vanguard products and solutions.
Prior to joining Vanguard, John proudly served in the United States Air Force for over 24 years, where he grew from a Secure Communication Specialist to Superintendent of Network Operations. After a long, successful career with the military, he finally retired as Chief of Special Projects, responsible for managing a large scale command and control communication facility.
John’s commercial background roles include the CTO at VMDirect, Operations Manager and Chief Architect for a large ASP, and Senior Systems Engineer for a major computer integrator.
John joined Vanguard´s Professional Services Team in April 2002, as a Senior Professional Services Consultant; going on to serve as IT Director, Director of Operations, Vice-President of Technology, before assuming the role of President.