First Data Corporation 2010-2013

Vice President of Global Information Assurance and Risk, 2011-2013

Vice President of Governance, Risk and Compliance, 2010-2011

Reporting to the Chief Security Officer (CSO) as successor and trusted advisor, with dotted line reporting into the Chief Legal Counsel, provided Strategy, Vision, Thought Leadership, Enterprise Risk Management, and Program Governance for Information Assurance across the First Data global enterprise.

Successfully restructured and aligned the Global Security Organization (300+ employees), Architecture, Engineering, and Operations functions into ‘services’ to gain efficiencies and cost savings globally while aligning program funding to business needs to ensure effective ‘right-sized’ controls across the First Data global enterprise. 

Successfully restructured and aligned the Governance, Risk, Compliance function to gain efficiencies and cost savings globally while maintaining compliance with Payment Card Industry Standards (PCI), US & Country specific Regulations, and Internal as well as Customer Audit teams. 

Created global effort to generate revenue through customer-facing ‘Security Services’ to include; ‘Insourcing’ third party annual spend of $18m (cost recovery of $16m initial 12 months), introduced new product line of customer-facing security services specific to supporting merchants with Payment Card Industry Standard certification, through Security & Privacy awareness, training, and assistance in self attestations.

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