Global Veterans Program Manager at Fortinet and USMC Veteran, Retired.
Jay Garcia brings over 18 years of human resources and sales experience to Fortinet, having spent the last 15 years recruiting, consulting, coaching, counseling, and mentoring individuals and groups within several types of organizations, civilian and military.
Prior to Fortinet, Jay supported recruiting, curriculum development, corporate and personal branding, training and development, and sales support operations at the United States Marine Corps. He also held sales and quality control leadership roles, and was key player in the founding of California Marine Families, a non-profit organization that provides support to service members and their families.
Leveraging this experience and the passion for helping Veterans, Jay focuses on developing best-practice based Veteran recruiting initiatives, diversity and inclusion amongst partners in the cyber-security industry. For his efforts, Jay was awarded the Young AFCEA’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2018 and Fortinet was honored with Military Times Best for Vets Employer Award in 2019.
Jay manages Fortinet’s Global Veterans Program and actively promotes their transition into the cyber-security industry. He has presented at numerous companies and military bases around the United States, Canada, and all major cyber commands. He is a Fortinet Network Security Academy Expert-3