Alexander Braehler, the founder and president of Tekkno Inc.is a certified Electronic Data and Control Engineer and he holds a Meister Degree in Communication Technology. He achieved these credentials through rigorous multi-year training programs and state-controlled exams in Germany, which are highly regarded by Germany’s industry.
Alexander’s career in the tech industry began in 1986, when he started working as a computer technician at one of the first Apple dealerships in Germany. During this time, he developed a passion for Apple Macintosh products and received technical training at Apple’s German headquarters in Munich. Alexander’s dedication and expertise led to his promotion to department manager for tech support and repair, where he served a diverse clientele of large enterprises, hospitals, universities, and small and medium-sized businesses. In addition to his technical skills, Alexander has also gained valuable business experience through manager school and has successfully owned and operated an IT consultancy in Germany.
Alexander immigrated to the USA in 1996 and founded his company, Tekkno Inc., in southern California the following year. He became a US citizen in 2004 and was a member of the US Apple Consultants Network from 1998 until 2017.
Today Alexander is a Certified Cyber Security Architect with a wealth of experience in the field. He has been working in IT/IS consulting for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises in the USA since 1996. Alexander joined the information security community in 2011 and has since been actively involved with various security industry organizations, including the Southern California chapter of HTCIA, where he served as 1st VP and Chapter President.
Alexander is also an Infrastructure Liaison Officer with FBI Infragard, an active member of USSS CFTF, and the Cloud Security Alliance.
For several years, Alexander has been a key member of the conference planning committees for OWASP L.A. and ISSA L.A., two organizations that host events focused on information security and cyber threats.
Tekkno, a company with a track record of delivering exceptional service to businesses across various industries, recently moved from Santa Monica to Diamond Bar, California in October 2019. The company is proud to have maintained strong relationships with numerous clients from its early days, a testament to its dedication to providing top-notch service.
Alexander is co-founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Layer 8 Masters LLC.