My role

I’m responsible for overall information security, including standards, procedures and guidelines for Epsilon and its affiliates. I drive the direction of our information security architecture, managing the ongoing execution of the security operations center in Information Technology areas such as applications, data protection, voice and data communications systems, as well as all Information Systems Security monitoring, analysis, detection and incident response processes.  

My story

I joined the U.S. Army right out of college, serving for 24 years in many IT service management, product management and Chief Information Officer roles, including managing cyber security operations at the enterprise/global level for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army. After retiring as a Colonel, I worked in cyber security for a Gartner quadrant-leading managed security service provider, reorienting my focus and knowledge base on the cyber threat to civilian industry.   

Before joining Epsilon, I was the Chief Security Officer for a market-leading cloud security company. This enabled me to embrace the strong gravitational pull of IT services moving to the cloud and learn the best strategies and architectures for providing best-of-breed cyber security in the cloud.

When I am not at work, I enjoy time with my family and riding mountain bikes.

My philosophy

Focus on security from the inside out versus the outside in. Don’t be afraid of complexity or change. Be someone the team can count on and always use your best judgement.

My qualifications

MA, International Studies, U.S. Army War College

MA, Information Resource Management, Webster University

BS, Chemistry, Presbyterian College

Certified Information Security Manager, ISACA