John Turner joined CIS in 2006, initially serving as the Company's General Manager and later, Executive Vice President of Business Development. As General Manager, he initiated rapid growth in the company which earned CIS recognition from the Washington Business Journal as a Top 10 Fastest Growing Business in 2010. As CTO, John provides corporate direction, product strategy, industry representation, and overall operational integration. He also plays key roles in the Company's marketing activities, strategic alliances, and business development. He also serves as President of CIS Labs, the company’s NSA Certified TEMPEST entity.
Prior to his roles at CIS, Mr. Turner managed the business development activities for Polycom Federal from 2002-2006 as part of a nearly 20 year career in the videoconferencing industry. This included Government focused sales and marketing leadership roles at MCI WorldCom, Compression Labs/VTEL, and technical program management roles at West Virginia University and The University of Texas. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Turner pioneered the use of mediated communications technologies in Healthcare and Education publishing numerous articles in peer reviewed and invited academic and medical journals. He has presented at over 50 academic and industry conferences in North America, China, Australia, and Europe. Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin.