Bob Fortna

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

Bob Fortna is the President of the Fortinet Federal Inc. (wholly owned subsidiary of Fortinet Inc.), and member of the Fortinet Federal Board of Directors.  He is responsible for designing and executing the strategic growth plan, building a high impact Federal sales team, proactively addressing our nation’s security requirements, challenging competitors, and building strong channel and marketing programs.   He is located in the Fortinet Federal Inc. offices in Reston, VA.

Most recently, Mr. Fortna was the President of Government Industry Consulting, LLC, a consulting business set up to drive success for businesses involved in the Federal industry.  With more than 30 years of Federal industry leadership experience, Mr. Fortna provided active engagement in strategic and go-to-market planning, execution and growth.

Formerly, Mr. Fortna was the Vice President for Juniper Network’s Defense Sector.  In that role, he was responsible for worldwide revenue, new business development and customer satisfaction of Juniper’s DOD business.  Juniper’s DOD customers include DISA, Pentagon, Navy, Army, AF, and the Joint Combatant Commands. 

Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Mr. Fortna has been the senior Federal industry leader in other organizations such as Enterasys Networks, Avaya, and Nortel Networks.  Mr. Fortna began his career with IBM in the Federal division in Bethesda, MD.

Mr. Fortna is an active participant in the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA International), and currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and is a former Chairman of the Audit Committee.  He resides in No Virginia with his wife and two sons.