Managing Director, Global Public Sector
Wyn Elder is the Managing Director of the Public Sector practice at Box, Inc. He is responsible for all US Federal, State & Local growth and the Go To Market strategy across the Global Public Sector.
Wyn spent 25 years as decorated combat pilot in the US Air Force before retiring as a Colonel in 2015. He commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and held several key Pentagon positions establishing operational warfighting requirements and building the AF budget and resourcing strategies to execute on those requirements. He served as a senior advisor for five separate 4-star generals, culminating his career as the Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
After his distinguished AF career, Wyn joined Apple and led all Business Development, Strategic Partnerships and Strategy for Apple's Federal, State & Local markets. During his time at Apple, he also served as a senior partner at Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the DoD's crown jewel of Innovation Hubs where he spearheaded the rapid adoption of critical commercial technologies into the hands of warfighters involving Cloud, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, commercial space technologies, human performance improvement, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Before joining Box, Wyn spent three years at Deloitte Consulting, helping government clients transform their information technology, lines of business, and strategies while also leading Deloitte's Public Sector Innovation group. Wyn holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the The University of Florida in addition to master’s degrees in National Security Strategy and Military History.