CJ Puhala

Solutions Practice Consultant – Security

CJ is currently the Security Solutions Practice consultant at Tech Data,Prior to his current role,  

C. J. was an Enterprise Managed Security Solutions Sales Director at Rackspace, a position he held since January of 2016.  Prior to joining Rackspace, he was an Enterprise Managed Security Solutions Executive at CSC. 

CJ has over 29 years of experience in information technology, the majority spent within Cyber Security, as well as consulting, sales, and sales management. 

He was VP of Sales at CCA Technologies, which he helped to grow into the largest VAR in the Pittsburgh area prior to its sale in 2000. 

CJ has an extensive background within Cyber Security, including Identity/Access Management, (IAM), PKI, DLP, Encryption, FW, IDS/IPS, SOC, Compliance: PCI, HIPAA, HiTECH, SOX, NERC, FERC, GDPR, etc., as well as extensive expertise in Managed and Professional Cyber Security Services. 

CJ also holds the Rackspace Cloud Certification, IBM Security Sales Mastery Cert., Symantec, HP-Tippingpoint, and Cisco Certified Sales Associate. 

CJ has a degree in Computer Science. He and his wife currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. He has two wonderful adult children, son and daughter, both happy and successful within their chosen fields. 

As a former professional musician, (Drums), CJ still enjoys jamming whenever possible! He is an avid reader, (Thrillers, Sci-Fi,) and Movie buff as well, and is looking forward to his next scuba dive!