Chief Information Security Officer (ciso)
Led the definition, implementation and institutionalization of Walz information security program, which enabled and supported Walz 500+% revenue growth over 6 years by ensuring reliable, audit able and secure B2B operational transactions with the most regulated clients in the country, including Top 5 banks, Top 20 mortgage servicers, healthcare, and several premier auto finance companies, law firms and government agencies and financial institutions that are themselves audited by the OCC, DOJ, FDIC, OTS, GSEs and several other regulatory bodies.
- Led the vision, architecture, engineering, implementation, maintenance and support of Walz's production data centers, QA, development and corporate back office infrastructure and systems. Greatly reduced Data Center technology debt by designing, configuring and implementing FlexPod private cloud technology platforms while working closely with technology partners Cisco, NetApp, VMware and Cloupia, etc. Performed an enterprise Data Center application, database and systems migration to FlexPod which enabled and sustained Business Operations SLAs at greater than 99.998% throughout their multi-year high-growth cycles while reducing cabling complexity, improving virtualization efficiency, enabling virtualization security, greatly improving systems management efficiency and cutting data center footprint requirements by > 50% and meeting all compliance and audit requirements.
- Authored and developed the policies, procedures and training curriculum on Information Security and GLBA, HIPAA data privacy and data handling requirements. Developed the Technical Operations & Support division as business volumes increased and trained division management and staff on technical operations and support.
- Establish and test comprehensive business continuity and data recovery procedures and develop cost-effective IT budgets, recruit, train, supervise, evaluate and motivate personnel.