John PollardCo-Founder and CEO

John Pollard co-founded Arena Technologies and leads its staff in providing trusted advisory service across all five service areas (Acquisition, Business, Technical, Strategic, and Change Management). Prior to founding Arena in 2003, John held leadership positions in two successful start-ups, as well as other emerging and established defense companies.

John’s leadership and technical expertise seamlessly bridges government and industry, both in the defense/intelligence and commercial telecommunications markets. His past experience includes leading professional service operations as the Executive Vice President of a commercial telecommunications service provider consultancy, serving as General Manager for a defense and intelligence SETA, and providing subject matter expertise as a Senior Systems Engineer. Prior to his industry career, John served as an Air Force Officer and unit commander, in support of cyber, intelligence, information operations, and other classified activities including deployed special technical operations during Operation DESERT STORM.

John received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Syracuse University, a Master’s degree in Information Systems, and his MBA from the University of Colorado.