Co-founder and CEO
  • Scottsdale,
  • Arizona,
  • United States
Member Since: 2014/06/07
Industry: Security/Protective Services
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Professional Background
Senior Security Engineer
April 2014 – Present
Senior Security Engineer and Strategist focusing on enhancing the PayPal security program across multiple security and technology groups at PayPal and eBay. Some of the areas of focus includes but not limited to: Security governance (e.g., Policies/Standards, exceptions management, consulting, risk assessments), Technical Compliance (e.g., PCI, ISO 27001), Cryptographic controls, Vulnerability Management and Configuration Management, to name a few.
Co-founder and CEO
October 2011 – Present
Scottsdale, AZ
Our mission at Securezoo is to simplify and enhance information security by providing trusted security guidance, products, and services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Launched in late 2012, is designed to help improve SMB information security programs and security awareness to reduce risk.

My primary role is to drive the business and product strategy for Securezoo and I also develop security content for Securezoo's online web articles, products, services. One of my primary goals is to leverage my security and technology experiences working for larger Fortune 500 firms, and apply those lessons learned to help every SMB with more cost effective, valuable security services.
IT Risk/Information Security Manager
American Express
April 2013 – April 2014
Phoenix, AZ
I worked in the Information Security Strategy and Architecture group at Amex. My primary focus was to provide consulting and guidance to Amex business and technology groups to ensure processes and solutions were aligned with security best practices and company standards and policies. Our group also managed the information security policies, standards and drove the security strategy for the company.
Senior Security Consultant
Experis IT
September 2011 – April 2013
Phoenix, AZ
Security Architect and Engineer assisting American Express and PayPal in improving their information security programs to include third-party security, vulnerability management and application security, to name a few.
Technical Director - Security Architecture and Technology
Charles Schwab
May 2007 – September 2011
Phoenix, AZ
• Security professional with focus on security architecture and strategy
• Developed strategy, design and provided technical leadership on the implementation of many different security initiatives to include: privileged access, security assessments, GRC, DLP, security monitoring and secure configuration management programs

Solutions Architect
Charles Schwab
October 2005 – May 2007
• Lead infrastructure solutions architect for design and integration of critical Windows-based customer-facing web trading infrastructure
• Architect for Windows server and VMWare products and strategy
Senior Systems Engineer
Charles Schwab
January 2000 – October 2005
Phoenix, AZ
Technical leadership roles on enterprise projects to include new data center, new service centers, Windows XP and 2000 server migration projects.
Founder and Senior Consultant
Server Warehouse / Softek
1992 – December 1999
Scottsdale, AZ
Founder and owner of a computer dealership and value-added reseller for Compaq, HP, Microsoft, and Apple with focus on technology solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.
Assistant Controller
Marriott Hotels
1990 – 1992
Phoenix, AZ / Irvine, CA
Managed accounting staff and analyzed financial statements. Collaborated with senior management and oversaw budget process for the Irvine Marriott and Marriott's Camelback Inn.
Arizona State University
BS, Finance
Finance, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1987 – 1990
United States Military Academy at West Point
Aerospace Engineering
1984 – 1986
Full Biography

Over the past 23 years, I have had the opportunity to help organizations of all sizes design and implement many different types of technologies, security solutions and processes to help solve business challenges and maximize value.

I also co-founded Securezoo in 2011 and launched in 2012.  Our mission at Securezoo is to simplify and enhance information security by providing trusted security guidance, products, and services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and security professionals.  

My Specialties:
• Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) security
• Third Party Security
• Information security consulting and assessments
• Information security architecture and strategy
• Information security engineering and technology
• Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
• Policies and standards development
• New technology design and introduction
• Solutions architecture in Windows and Cloud technologies

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