David Yoon brings over 25 years of experience working with various U.S. government agencies. David currently serves as the Sr. Director of Akamai Public Sector, helping to manage a multi-million-dollar business for Akamai. He directly manages all sales and engineering resources providing various services to some of Akamai’s U.S. Government customers. He is also responsible for driving revenue growth and working with internal Akamai resources to creatively solve evolving U.S. government needs including Cloud Computing and Cyber Security.
Prior to his current role, David served as a Manager for Solutions Engineering and Account Management. In that capacity, his primary role was to help design the best solutions for customers and to ensure that services are supported appropriately. In the past 16+ years working at Akamai he has supported such customers as the Executive Office of the President, NOAA, the CDC, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Department of Education, the IRS, Voice of America, DoD OSD, US Air Force, US Army, DISA, NASDAQ, Discovery Communications and the Washington Post. Many of the solutions that David has directly helped to design, addressed performance, security, scalability and availability issues associated with large, complex Web 2.0 environments.
Prior to joining Akamai, David has served as the lead analyst for an independent consulting company supporting various Civilian, DoD and Intelligence agencies. He was the lead analyst for one of the Inter-agency Technology Assessment Group sponsored by Department of Commerce to evaluate worldwide technologies for satellite communications and launch vehicle systems. For DoD and Intelligence agencies, Mr. Yoon has evaluated satellite imagery systems and has performed bandwidth and communication link analyses. Much of his work has provided input to the official National Intelligence Officer estimates.
Mr. Yoon has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, MS in Applied Physics from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.