As a wholly owned, independently managed subsidiary, Fortinet Federal (FFI) is governed by an autonomous Board of Directors. The Board membership includes a designated Government Security Committee, comprised of former U.S. Government officials with distinguished public service careers who have extensive professional experience working in the national security arena. The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of FFI business operations as well as ensuring Fortinet Federal compliance with the cybersecurity standards and requirements for U.S. firms supporting the Federal Government departments and agencies.
Board of Directors
Chair and President and Managing Partner, Pikes Way LLC
Ms. Moran is currently the President and managing partner for Pikes Way LLC, a small IT consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and management in the telecommunications sector. Her executive experience and extensive knowledge of the Federal government, strategic planning and analysis in National and International Executive communications leadership, technical, operational, and policy development for Telecommunications, Information Assurance, Cyber Security technology, and other National Programs and systems.
Ms. Moran currently serves on several Board of Directors, Government Advisory groups for both public and private companies as an outside Director. She has experience with the Defense Security Service as an outside Director for a FOCI mitigation SSA. Provides both technical and business experience to these executive leadership teams. She currently holds positions as the Chairman of the Board, and Chairman, Government Security Council for DCSA boards as well as a compensation committee member. She has similar roles in public companies.
Ms. Moran served as the Director for Network Services, Defense Information Systems Agency. Her responsibilities included systems management of all DISA terrestrial and satellite communications networks supporting the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN). Specifically, Ms. Moran was responsible for planning, resourcing, fielding, sustaining, and evolving combat support networks, transport, and special programs that provide Information Superiority to the Commander-in-Chief, Combatant Commanders, Senior Leadership, Services, Agencies, and the warfighter.
Former United States Representative
After serving in Congress for 26 years, Mac Thornberry continues to work at the intersection of technology and national security. A former chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, he also was a member of the House Intelligence Committee for more than a decade.
The Almanac of American Politics 2020 called Mac “one of Congress’ brainiest and most thoughtful members on national and domestic security issues.” Widely respected across the political spectrum as an innovator and a strategic thinker, Mac has led on strategic nuclear issues, homeland security, cyber and space issues, as well as enhancing innovation and improving acquisition to benefit the men and women who serve and the nation.
In December 2021, Mac received the Peace Through Strength Award from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. He is also the recipient of Distinguished Service Medals from the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, as well as awards and recognition from a number of other organizations. On a bipartisan basis, Congress named the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act for him.
Prior to his election to Congress, Mac served in the State Department during the Reagan Administration, as staff on Capitol Hill, and practiced law. Raised on the family ranch in Donley County, Texas, Mac graduated from Texas Tech University and received a law degree from the University of Texas.
Partner and COO, The Asia Group
Jim Loi is Partner and Chief Operating Officer at The Asia Group and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining The Asia Group in 2016, Jim spent 22 years in the Department of State as a career Foreign Service Officer and member of the Senior Foreign Service. Abroad he served in a range of economic, political, and security related policy and management positions at U.S. embassies in Singapore, Beijing, Pretoria, and Bucharest. In Washington, Jim was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs, Director for East Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC), Director for China & Japan at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) – Freeman Chair in China Studies.
Jim is a former U.S. Navy enlisted sailor and surface warfare officer with over 15 years of active and reserve service, including active duty tours onboard a destroyer and frigate in the Pacific Fleet. He left Naval service with the rank of Commander and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Jim received a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Cornell University.
Deputy CISO and Vice President of Information Security, Fortinet
Renee Tarun is Deputy CISO at Fortinet where she is focused on enterprise security, compliance and governance, and product security. Her book, Fight Fire with Fire: Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for Today’s Leaders, was published in 2021.
Renee joined Fortinet as the Vice President, of Information Security in 2017. Immediately prior, she served as Special Assistant to the Director, National Security Agency (NSA), for Cyber and Director of NSA’s Cyber Task Force, where she advanced NSA’s execution of its cybersecurity and cyber-related missions. As the Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of the NSA Information Assurance Directorate, her focus areas included strategy, planning, integration, and relationship management, in cybersecurity and related disciplines across NSA and the Department of Defense (DoD). Renee served as Senior Cyber Strategist in a DoD-DHS organization that orchestrated joint efforts in operational planning, policy, and strategy, for cyber issues across the U.S. Government. She was Portfolio Lead for the Protect Data and Networks and Operational Resiliency Portfolios for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance.
Renee serves as a board member for the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering, creating synergy between the school and the professional community by addressing workforce development demands, industry expectations, and employment trends.
Vice President, U.S. Enterprise, Fortinet
Mike joined Fortinet in 2015 bringing with him 25+ years of experience in the IT industry. While based out of Atlanta he led the Southeast sales and engineering effort. In 2018, he moved to the Greater New York City Area where he is responsible for sales and strategy leading the Northeast region. In 2020, Mike relocated back to Atlanta when his role expanded to lead the Eastern US and Canada. His current role is heading up the US Enterprise sales team where his is responsible for the sales into the top customer segment in the U.S. market. Prior to joining Fortinet, Mike began his career as an IT System Engineer for a power company in Indiana. He transitioned as a System Engineer to Harris Corporation and spent the next 10 years with roles of increased responsibility that culminated as the Americas Vice President of Sales and Services. He then joined Juniper Networks where he built the commercial sales business in the Southeast. Mike holds Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville.
Vice President and Corporate Controller, Fortinet
Lindsey Cayanan has held financial management positions with Fortinet for the past nine years and, since 2018, she has been Vice President and Corporate Controller. She is responsible for oversight and reporting of the more than $3 billion in annual revenues for the publicly held corporation (NASDAQ: FTNT). Lindsey has specialized expertise in technical accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, public accounting, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and filing requirements. Prior to joining Fortinet, Lindsey held positions as SEC Reporting Manager with Aruba Networks and SGI, and she served as an auditor with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lindsey is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accountancy) from California State University, East Bay.
President, Fortinet Federal
Steve Hoffman is President of Fortinet Federal, Inc. (FFI) where he leads a team of engineering, business development, sales, and systems support professionals. He assumed the FFI leadership role to expand the team and enhance the critically important support Fortinet Federal delivers to public sector cybersecurity and network operations initiatives. With an emphasis on helping agencies identify, mitigate, and prevent malicious attacks on their data, networks, and operational environments, Steve and FFI are dedicated to delivering proven cybersecurity and networking solutions to the U.S. Federal Government. As a seasoned professional with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and more than 25 years of business and technology experience, Steve has held executive leadership roles of increasing responsibility with industry-leading firms such as Cisco, Palo Alto Networks and HP Security. He continues to focus on meeting the advanced mission and security requirements of Civilian, Defense, and Intelligence Community agencies.