Johnny Calhoun

Johnny Calhoun is a highly accomplished cybersecurity executive who brings over 20 years of cybersecurity experience to Pondurance.  He has built and led multiple world-class teams and business units at Secureworks, PhishLabs, and Nisos in various leadership and executive roles.

While at Secureworks, Johnny led the Global Implementations group, which architected, planned, and implemented cybersecurity solutions, accelerating revenue recognition, and helping Secureworks grow into a $500M recurring revenue business. Secureworks conducted a successful IPO in 2016.

At PhishLabs, Johnny served as Executive Vice President of Operations. He led Client Success, Operations, Research, and Engineering teams and established SOCs (Security Operations Centers) in Charleston, SC, Toronto, Canada, and Noida, India. Johnny was responsible for delivering and scaling the AntiPhishing, Business Email Compromise, and Digital Risk Protection services to an international client base. PhishLabs was acquired by HelpSystems in 2021.

At Nisos, Johnny served as COO, running the Managed Intelligence and Engineering programs. Nisos’ Managed Intelligence program is a world-class Open-Source Intelligence capability that enables clients to better understand critical risks and threats. Johnny successfully transformed the professional services team into a managed service, allowing the team to efficiently scale to meet growing client demand. 

Johnny holds a BS in Computer Science from Coastal Carolina University.