Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Information Technology & Information Security

ID: 739296 Colorado, USA

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Experienced Information Technology & Information Security executive with expertise in the Financial Services Industry. Accomplished leader with a proven history of success in leading technology and information security programs in highly regulated environments. Savvy, multidimensional leader that excels in creating strong programs that drive technology transformation, safeguard data, streamline operations, drive innovation, and advance business strategies. Strong record of turning underperforming programs into success stories. Visionary leader driven by impact, people, and purpose. Visionary leader driven by impact, people, and purpose. Strong ability to build, motivate, and empower top performing and nimble teams while creating a high employee engagement, productivity, and retention culture.

Information Technology and Information Security Leadership:
Strategic thinker who excels in building technology and information security programs, cultivating and leveraging key relationships, and creating measurable results. Proven track record in developing scalable programs, strong security cultures, and managing and reducing risk.

Value Enhancement:
Results-driven technology leader with expertise in the design, development, and optimization of technologies, systems, and processes to maximize business performance. Recognized as an effective problem solver, team builder, and program owner who consistently delivers on commitments while adding business value.

Core skills:
− Information Security Management
− Information Technology Management
− Risk Analysis
− Network Security/Cyber Defense
− Vulnerability Management
− Disaster Recovery | Business Continuity
− Compliance & Risk Management
− Risk Assessments
− Project Management
− Cloud Hosting
− Data Analytics
− Incident Response
− Business Process Mapping
− People Leadership & Development
− Virtualization
− Robotic Process Automation
− Strategic Planning
− Vendor Management


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: BA Subject: Business Administration/Political Science Institution: University of Vermont

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: SVP, Technology & Information Security Department:
Information security & technology leadership role with a $1.3B FDIC regulated bank. Oversight of all technology infrastructure, information security/cybersecurity, strategic technology planning, $2M+ technology budget, risk management, vendor management, incident response, and disaster recovery/business continuity planning.

Key Achievements:
• Overhauled a failed FDIC classified program, and fully transformed the technology and information security programs at Fortis. This resulted in the Fortis technology and information security program being recognized by the FDIC as a Tier-1 program.
• Created a security first mindset throughout the organization with an extraordinarily strong security culture.
• Achieved Presidents Club status on multiple occasions based on the development of robust and impactful information security program at the bank.
• Transformed Fortis into an Azure cloud hosted bank, restructured and upgraded all technology infrastructure, and renegotiated all large technology related contracts while creating an annual technology savings of 24%.
• Led the information security & technology programs at Fortis for 6+ years without the occurrence of a single breach or Information Security event.
• Created a formal Business Continuity Team, and implemented plans which anticipated, addressed, and mitigated the effects of potential business interruptions.
• Chartered a formal IT Steering Committee to ensure that IT initiatives were fully supporting Fortis business goals and objectives.
• Dramatically overhauled the regulatory compliance framework with significant findings to flawless audit results within 2 years.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2017 Employer: DigniFi Title: Director Department: Information Technology
Technology and information security leadership role with a fintech startup. Oversight and management of a robust AWS cloud environment, $1M technology budget, and all Information Security and compliance initiatives at the company.

Key Achievements:
• Designed and implemented a robust private SD-WAN network, redundant cloud data backups, and secure wireless network.
• Implemented the necessary technology and information security initiatives to support the significant expanded operational footprint from two states to thirty-nine states.
• Developed and implemented in-depth compliance policies and procedures to support the information security and overall business objectives at the company.
• Established, led, and maintained the technology/information security department.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Automaster Motor Company Title: Director Department: Information Technology
Technology leadership role with one of the largest new car automotive dealership groups in northern New England, specializing in Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, and MINI Cooper. Oversight and management of technology operations and a $3M+ technology budget at the company.

Key Achievements:
• Completed an overhaul of the entire IT department, upgraded critical equipment and software, and renegotiated legacy technology contracts creating significant savings for the company.
• Designed and implemented an enterprise level, secure wireless network as well as a robust surveillance system.
• Developed a new group website with enhanced SEO content and implemented a new online service portal with chat and automated appointment scheduling capability.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2012 Employer: 3Zero3 Motorsports, Inc. Title: Head of Information Technology & eCommerce Department:
Technology and eCommerce leadership role with a Colorado motorsports company. Oversight of all technology, compliance, and eCommerce initiatives.

Key Achievements:
• Led the procurement process and implementation of a business management software system which increased efficiency by over 25% while creating a paperless work-flow process.
• Executed the ground up development and launch of an extensive Magento eCommerce store with over 10,000 unique product offerings which generated an average of $10M+ in annual sales.
• Created a secure checkout process and implemented robust internal controls for order processing while greatly reducing instances of fraud.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
- Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
- Colorado Bankers Association ISACA Denver Chapter
- ISC² (International Information System Security Certification Consortium)
- FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center)
- Colorado Division of Real Estate
Licenses / Certifications
- Professional Certificate for Cybersecurity, Technology, Application, and Policy | MIT Professional Education
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) | ISACA
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | ISC2 - (Pending CISSP Exam - April 2023)
Professional Appointments
Avalara, Inc. (1 year)
Leading Advisory Board Member SAAS tax platform providing an array of compliance solutions related to sales tax management and other transactional taxes
• One of ten national members from a variety of industries chosen to serve on the Avalara Customer Advisory Board.
• Participated in quarterly and annual meetings to discuss emerging trends and opportunities, tax compliance, and provide feedback on current initiatives underway.

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Early Career:
• System Administrator
• IT Technician
• Account Management
• Paralegal

Fields of Expertise

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