Courtney Radke

Courtney Radke

VP Innovation, Network & Security

"A lot of organizations look at technology as just a cost center: they say ‘How much will this cost me?’. But I want technology to be seen as a revenue generator and a force multiplier they can use to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition. My message to customers is this: Legacy, unsecured networks must evolve. Everything is connected, and physical stores have become digital assets. That’s where SageNet can be a strategic ally, providing secure connectivity and digital services that scale to the business. My role as the strategic advisor is to understand the market and provide customers the "why and how" behind the what. To be a leader in the Managed Service industry, we must be forward thinking, customer-centric, and relationship-driven."

Courtney Radke operates at the intersection of business and cutting-edge technology to lead cross-functional initiatives amidst an ever-evolving digital landscape. A proven thought leader with a career spanning industries from Retail & Hospitality to Operational Technology, he is responsible for driving innovation, profitability, and growth at SageNet through the development and execution of Network and Security product and solution strategies.

Previous Experience

Field CISO – Retail & Hospitality, Fortinet
• Courtney served as retail thought leader, security evangelist and advisor in this role at Fortinet, helping retailers from Enterprise to SMB enable and secure their digital innovation initiatives with confidence.

• He also served as Principal Architect of Fortinet’s National Retail efforts, where he was responsible for technical solutions and the go-to-market strategy for technology. His work enabled retailers to drive digital transformation initiatives quickly and securely through direct customer, partner, and provider engagements and advisory services.

Director of Retail Network & Infrastructure, Sonic Drive-In
• At Sonic, Courtney led the company’s retail network teams, including operations, engineering and MSP relations for 3,600 corporate and franchise locations.

• He also served several years as Sonic’s Manager of Cybersecurity, leading a diverse team tasked with evaluating, implementing and managing network and security-focused technologies.

Industry Involvement

• Board Member
• Executive Cyber Exchange
• Member of Advisory Council
• Restaurant Technology Network

Licenses & Certifications

• RETHINK Retail Top Influencer
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
• IFBTA CFTP (Certified Foodservice Technology Professional)

Topics Courtney can speak on

• Managed Security Services
• Distributed Enterprise – Retail
• Operational Technology
• IoT
• Solution Architecture
• Zero-Trust
• Risk Management
• Business Continuity

To Contact:
To talk with Courtney Radke about any of these topics, contact:

courtney.radke@sagenet.com

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