John Maguire is currently a Managing Director at the Chertoff Group, global advisory firm focused on security and risk management that offers strategic business consulting, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, as well as growth capital to high-growth services and technology companies. He has led business development and strategy teams for venture-backed enterprise technology companies building partner ecosystems and sourcing, negotiating, and executing reseller agreements, strategic alliances, technology partnerships, and OEM frameworks with some of the leading global commercial technology companies including most recently at Alienvault, which was acquired by AT&T. He has also developed and executed enterprise product global GTM strategies, launched, ran, and owned P&L for enterprise business units, overseen the product design, development, launch, and shipment of enterprise products as a product and general manager, and run operations for a startup that was acquired by Palo Alto Networks. He has worked on the buy side as a corporate development executive for a public company, led global M&A transactions for such prominent firms as Point72, built relationships in the private and public sector and across the political spectrum as a senior staff member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy in such places as the Pentagon and Saudi Arabia, and is currently an Affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University as well as a Cybersecurity Fellow at the Robert Strauss Center, University of Texas at Austin.
He has held numerous other positions within the United States Navy, the federal government, and the intelligence community and is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University.