John Benkert


John is currently the Chief Executive Officer for CPR Tools Inc. in Ft. Myers, Florida. He leads the business creation, communication, vision, and implementation strategy for both the Data Security and Data Recovery business solutions within CPR Tools Inc.

John joined CPR Tools in 2004 as a senior computer scientist. After two years he was promoted to the Director of Research & Development and in September 2011 became the Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has a diverse background in both commercial and government organizations, with over 25 years of accomplishments in the areas of technology and national security.

John served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. While in the USAF he flew on Compass Call, an airborne tactical weapon system and has over 1500 flying hours with more than 500 of those in combat. He tracked deep space satellites as a member of Air Force Space Command, and served as a host liaison in the American Embassy Oslo, Norway working directly with the Norwegian government. His last assignment was at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he received the prestigious National Scientific Achievement Award for his technological innovations in the field of data security.

John is very active in the local community and is a member of the Hendry County School Board. He has volunteered numerous hours speaking with students at high schools and several colleges in southwest Florida.

John has degrees in Communications, Management, and an MBA and graduated Magna Cum Laude.