Jason Ford Founder & CEO
Areas of expertise
- Business transformation
- IT Operations
- Cybersecurity Operations
- IT Architecture and Design
- MA, Telecommunications and Business, George Mason University
- BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
The co-founder and CEO of Steel Patriot Partners, he focuses on driving growth, architecting solutions to simplify IT and information security operations for small to medium-sized businesses, and finding new solutions and services to offer to clients.
Jason is a technology entrepreneur focusing on IT operations, cybersecurity, business operations growth, compliance, and technology impacts of cloud solutions. He is passionate about delivering IT solutions to maximize business productivity and operational effectiveness while maintaining information integrity and security.
“Steel Patriot Partners’ Agnostic solutions make cybersecurity and compliance attainable. Our approach to cybersecurity is to facilitate digital transformation rather than impede it.”
Before co-founding Steel Patriot Partners, Jason co-founded BlackMesh in 2004 which focused on delivering application services with security compliance in public and private clouds which he successfully exited in 2017. During his time there, Jason navigated GSA’s FedRAMP program in 2015 as well as PCI DSS and HIPAA to assist security focused clients with their digital transformation to managed cloud services. Post-acquisition, Jason stayed on in the role of CISO and CTO to continue to drive security initiatives along with technology direction for the newly formed post-acquisition company.