Darren Cummings

DOD/Cyber Leader

Darren is an experienced engineer, entrepreneur, innovator and leader with more than 20 years in developing leading-edge communications technologies for the government and commercial markets. He is a proven Subject Matter Expert (SME) in secure mobile communications with multiple patents in advanced telecommunications technologies and cryptographic applications. Darren strives to share his knowledge and experience through various publications, speaking engagements, and creating businesses to solve the industry’s pressing challenges. He successfully founded and exited ventures providing innovative solutions to fill market gaps, and served as evangelist while driving revenue for those ventures.

In 2017, Darren joined Performance as DoD & Cyber Leader providing solutions for commercial, off-the-shelf devices deployed in both military and commercial enterprise environments. He is passionate about building partnerships and working collaboratively with his customers to produce reliable, high-quality results.

Darren graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Math from Iowa State University, and a Masters of Science in Software Engineering from Walden University. He studied business through Aji Network in San Francisco, CA.

What I love most about my work

Interacting with the Performance team.

One thing everyone must know about Performance

About his coming to Performance Software: “I was referred to PSW by a long-time friend who was a customer to PSW. He strongly encouraged me to meet with the team; after doing so I soon understood why. The character and the ethic of the company, along with the customer-first culture immediately drew me in. It is so refreshing to be in a company where culture and customer are truly integrated into every aspect of operations. I am so fortunate to be part of the PSW team!”

Fun Fact

When not innovating solutions or working his various ventures, Darren loves mentoring aspiring engineers. He is an Academic Advisor at Arizona State University where he provides help to College of Engineering seniors who are working their Capstone projects. He also is involved in youth sports where he helps coach young athletes while providing character focused mentoring.