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Leadership & Governance

John Sankovich

President Cloud Solutions


John Sankovich is President of Cloud Solutions at SMX. He joined the company in 2020, leading the growth of the company’s cloud and data business. In 2021, John managed the integration of the acquisitions of Datastrong and C2S Consulting Group and helped secure SMX’s position as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IT Transformation Series. An active member of WashingtonExec, John was named the 2021 Cloud Industry Executive of the Year and a Top 20 Cloud Executives to Watch.

With more than 25 years of experience in developing, growing, and leading technology business in commercial enterprises, government agencies, and startups, at SMX John leads a team of more than 500 experts in cloud, data, and digital modernization, helping clients leverage Next Gen cloud technology to achieve mission success, accelerate positive impacts, and become more agile, competitive, and customer-focused.  John has led SMX’s continued focus on highly secure compliant cloud platforms to include AWS and Azure audited service provider status based on SMX’s FedRAMP and Defense Information Systems Agency authorized cloud management solutions. 

Before joining SMX, John held a variety of engineering and executive management roles, including launching new cloud businesses that were successfully acquired. Most recently he was Senior Vice President for Cloud at ECS and before that Executive Vice President for Cloud at InfoReliance. Additional experience includes senior leadership roles at the White House/Executive Office of the President and multinational commercial organizations including AT&T and General Motors.

John received his Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

He serves on advisory boards within AWS and Azure, representing partner and customer communities to help shape their capabilities development. His passions include mentoring team members and others seeking career and professional development guidance. A resident of Arlington, Virginia, John is active in many community initiatives.

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