As an award-winning technology and security executive with an MBA, I offer 20+ years of experience in cross-functional technology roles for startups and Fortune 500 corporations. My background includes success in steering a future-focused vision as well as a risk-averse, business-aligned technology strategy to improve costs, efficiencies and scalability.
A balance of technology, financial and business acumen allows me to seamlessly interface with diverse business stakeholders. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to garner buy-in from executives and business leaders on technology initiatives that produce bottom-line results.
Given the complex nature of IT and information security operations, it’s easy to become wrapped up in the details. However, you must maintain a broader view of operations and align strategies with overall corporate objectives. This is where I excel. I’m counted on to deliver technical insights for business decision making, often presenting and influencing up to the Board.
► Author of The Coming Cyber War: What Executives, The Board, And You Should Know - an Amazon #1 New Release
► 2017 FBI CISO Academy alumnus
► Secret clearance and multiple certifications (current and past) including PCIP, ISA, Security+, C|CISO, PMP, ScrumMaster, TOGAF, CISM and CISA
► Calm, disciplined leadership approach acquired during US Air Force tenure
► Multiple Board appointments including Venture Capital firms, Universities, Optiv Customer Advisory Board, InfraGard Houston Chapter Board and Texas Banker’s Association Technology Committee (former, among others
► Board Advisory
► IT Governance
► Technology & Business Strategy
► Risk Management
► Business Partnering
► Team Leadership