Sr. Mgr., DoD Systems Engineering
Mr. Van Guilder is a seasoned technical leader with over 25 years of experience in the industry. As Symantec’s Senior Manager of Department of Defense (DoD) Systems Engineering, Mr. Van Guilder is responsible for Symantec’s technical Cyber Security strategy of protecting the DoD from foreign and domestic adversaries. In this role he spends much of his time consulting with the DoD to align Symantec’s solutions to serve the DoD’s mission.
In support of the Federal market, Mr. Van Guilder has served on multiple technical advisory councils focused on helping various OEMS improve the impact they have on serving our government. He is passionate about making mission impact through the effective use of secure technology.
Prior to joining Symantec, Mr. Van Guilder spent 14 years with Cisco Systems and 3 Years with Red River, a Federal Technical Integrator. In those roles he led worldwide teams and developed mission impacting IT solutions focusing on the Department of Defense, Federal Healthcare, and Service Provider markets. Early in his career, Mr. Van Guilder served as a telecommunications professional and network engineer at Minnesota Power, NordicTrack and SUPERVALU.
Mr. Van Guilder graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Computer Engineering Degree, holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and maintains his Professional Engineering (PE) License in the state of Minnesota for electrical engineering.
He was born and raised in MN and currently lives in the Twin Cities area with his wife and 3 boys.