Over the past 20 years, Mr. Poteete has worked in executive leadership roles in financial, military, retail, and technology organisations, and taught in six universities and colleges. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations from the United States Naval Postgraduate School, and several undergraduate degrees ranging from the arts and foreign languages to information technology. During his time at the Naval Postgraduate School he worked on numerous advanced educational research and applied science joint operations programs involving multiple governments. While in the United States, he has worked in several roles, mainly as a CISO, IT Director, and Principal Consultant. He has been a newspaper columnist, cited in high-profile technical magazines, spoken at over a dozen information security conferences, and recently interviewed by the KITV Morning Show in Honolulu, Hawaii. After living in the Middle East for the past 3 years, he now lives in Wellington, New Zealand with his wife and two children.