Juan Fernandez

Vice Chair, Channel Dev. Advisory Council

Juan Fernandez has been invested in improving business outcomes via technology his whole career. He has been working in and developing the IT industry for over 26 years, with a technology, security, and compliance vision for small business, government, education, healthcare, and financial industries. Juan is one of select few to write the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ tests.  

His entire career has been dedicated to improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology. He has created effective business models for delivering IT-based services such as DaaS, SaaS, DRaaS, HaaS, and XaaS; promoted online development opportunities to increase individual self-service capabilities; and led strategic initiatives to effectively transform technology to be simple, flexible, adaptable, and responsive to customer needs.

Juan was the winner of Continuum MSP Shark Tank for best security and services presentation, which set the stage for an all-inclusive security- and device-as-a-service model that set the framework for channel and MSPs models. Juan has focused his entire career on educating customers and companies on his “Making ‘IT’ Simple” approach.

He sits on the CompTIA Subject Matter Expert Technical Advisory board and the CompTIA Channel Development Advisory Council and was elected vice chair in 2020. He also sits on the Forbes Magazine Technology Council, Konica Minolta Global IT Services Council, WatchGuard advisory board, is a Channel Futures MSP mentor, and has worked with many other channel companies to develop the future of technology and XaaS models.  

Awards include recognition at HP’s Global partner event as HP DaaS innovator of the year alongside ImageNet’s HP Partner of the year award for 2019, Continuum’s 2019 “Growth Partner of the Year,” and “Hyper Growth Partner” for 201% growth in 12 months. Most recently he was named No. 3 on CRN magazine’s fastest growing MSPs.