Kenny Holmes is the new head of U.S. SLED (state, local and education) channels and operations for Fortinet, a global provider of network security appliances and network security that does business with California state government, among other public-sector clients.

Holmes has more than 20 years of industry experience, including as a security adviser, security engineer, sales manager, sales director, government technologist and systems engineer. He was with Quest Software and Palo Alto Networks before joining Fortinet.

In his LinkedIn profile, he says: “I am a skilled public speaker, subject-matter expert, and evangelist on security, identity, cloud and SaaS, regulatory compliance, and procurement.”

He also has experience with volunteerism, as a financial adviser. Holmes can be reached by email at