John W. Walker
CEO and Co-founder, Cypher Corp.
John Walker is the CEO and co-founder of Cypher. He is an experienced executive with expertise in business strategy, rapid scale-up projects, and delivery of complex technology platforms and products. John has been directly responsible for the successful launch and mass-market scale out of dozens of successful technology-based products.
Prior to Cypher, John was a founding employee and Chief Operating Officer at Fusion-io, a developer of solid-state storage, helping to raise over $100M in venture funding. Under John's leadership, Fusion-io grew to $400M in annual revenue and secured clients such as Facebook, Apple, Dell, IBM, Cisco, and HP. Prior to Fusion-io, John helped create and grow two other Utah-based ventures: VPI Engineering and Code Corp.
John attended Utah State University, studying mechanical & aerospace engineering and business administration, with an emphasis on production management.