With more than 17 years of experience in the IT security industry, Andrew started My Digital Shield (MDS) in 2013 to bring cloud-based, enterprise-level security technology to small businesses at an affordable price. Prior to founding MDS, Andrew served as the director of service provider business development at Fortinet, a network security provider. He held the position from 2008 until 2013, focusing on new security offerings as well as gaps in the security market.
Andrew’s career in IT security began in 1997, working for several network security consulting companies. From 2000 to 2004, he served as the director of network and security with Regal Entertainment Group. During his tenure, Andrew developed a 500-site area network, built and migrated a data center, and was a key asset in four strategic corporate acquisitions, which resulted in the largest theater chain in the world. Andrew then took a position with Check Point Software Technologies, where he worked on the managed security services business for four years.
Andrew’s contributions in the security space are a direct reflection of his desire to fill existing gaps within the industry. Being the son of an entrepreneur, Andrew credits his upbringing for helping shape his creative and solution-driven mindset.