John Holmblad is a highly respected Internet and information technology business executive, entrepreneur, industry consultant, and systems technology leader. John is currently employed as a Principal Information Security Services Specialist at the US Senate and as a professor on the teaching faculty at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the George Washington University (GWU) where he teaches information security.
John has built an extensive track record of success in P&L focused executive management within the telecommunications industry, and he has served in executive positions within Aleron, Diveo Broadband Networks Inc. Global One, Alcatel, Sprint, GTE (now Verizon) and Telenet Communications Corporation. His corporate management responsibilities have encompassed GD/CEO, COO, CTO, GM, marketing, engineering, IT, and research and development roles. His career in telecommunications has been spent entirely with companies whose geographic reach is either global or pan-regional and which have served as leaders in pushing the envelope of broadband telecommunications and Internet services and products. Beginning with Telenet, which commercialized the highly successful Internet technology of packet switching/routing and e-mail, to his time at Diveo when he led the deployment of fixed wireless broadband Internet and Internet Data Center services in Latin America/South America, John has advanced the leading edge of telecommunications product and services conceptualization, design, development, implementation, and operation.