Mission IT CEO Shawn Wells accepted into Forbes Technology Council

CEO of Mission IT, Shawn Wells, a cybersecurity-focused technology executive in the United States Defense and Intelligence sector, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.Wells was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Shawn Wells into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Shawn has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Shawn will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Wells will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.”Collaboration between commercial and public sector entities is essential to drive progress towards a safer and more secure digital future,” said Shawn Wells. “Working with Forbes and other council members will allow me to contribute to the critical dialog of using technology to strengthen our collective efforts to protect American industry and national security.”


Mission IT provides technology strategy and operations consulting to the national security, defense, and law enforcement communities in the United States. Mission IT is known for its capabilities in building bespoke solutions for Computer Network Operations (CNO), specifically Computer Network Attack (CNA), Computer Network Defense (CND), and Computer Network Exploitation (CNE). Learn more at


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.For more information about Forbes Technology Council, visit To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit

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