CISO, SoftBank Investment Advisers, USA
Experienced Global CISO with repeated success delivering innovative security programs to safeguard billion-dollar enterprises at every touchpoint. Intensely focused on driving continuous improvement that maximizes security program efficiency and minimizes costs. Demonstrated ability to collaborate at all levels to champion new ideas, gain buy-in, and build consensus. Brings this wealth of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to his current role as the senior security executive for SoftBank Investment Advisers – The Vision Fund, Vision Fund II, and SoftBank Group International – The LATAM Fund, The Opportunity Fund, and The Tech Fund. Previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, Deputy Director of IT, and Chief Privacy Officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software. Proven cybersecurity professional; demonstrated an exceptional record of communication and public speaking skills; adept at presenting multifaceted security & risk concepts to audiences of varying knowledge levels. Have an established reputation as a highly-skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. Co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2 series, The Executive Primer, and authored The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs and Developing your Cybersecurity Career Path. All books are considered among the leading resources for enabling CISOs to expand their leadership and business expertise. Currently serves as both a board member and advisor to boards of directors. Actively involved in the cyber community, and memberships in professional organizations such as ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, and Infragard. Holds multiple professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and has earned a BS in information systems management from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA from San Diego State University.