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Security Consultant Program Manager

Sanford, FL
May 16, 2024

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Orlando, FL

Certified security leader with over 20 years experience in technology management, leadership, and individual contributor positions. Specializing in strategic planning, risk management, developing security vision, complex project and program management, CIS, PCI and NIST audit compliance.

Core Competencies

Large scale security operations, compliance, consulting, strategic planning, team development and customer support. Developed, planned, and led solution delivery efforts for enterprise applications. Experienced at creating and delivering C-Level presentations on governance, risk assessment, and compliance (GRC).

Professional Experience

7 Palms Security, LLC, Orlando, FL 11/18 – present

Security Consultant/Technical Program Manager

•Working as senior security consultant for a $2B holding company to maintain compliance with PCI, HIPAA, and other state privacy laws.

•Built and implemented 24 * 7 Security Operations Center (SOC) with integrated SIEM.

•Developed IT GRC Risk and Compliance Programs, Vendor Security Assessment program leader.

•Cloud security consultant at Apex Service Partners for over 600 virtual machines, working with Defender, and Intune. Completed AZ-500 course.

•Lead security interface for audit support (PCI and NIST)

Eastern Computer Exchange, Orlando, FL 4/22 – 4/23

Director IT Security

•Led security consulting group, integrated with Sales Team on security related opportunities.

•Zscaler and Azure security manager,

Assured Partners, Orlando, FL 4/21 – 3/22

Security Consultant

•Developed Security Policy, Incident Response Plan, Disaster Recovery Plan and other security related documents.

•Lead security manager for Azure cloud with over 600 virtual servers.

•Led Sophos support group in EDR and Meraki deployment.

•Arcsight and Qradar SIEM leader, Qualys internal and external scanning support.

TEKsystems, Orlando, FL 11/17 – 11/18

Security Project Manager (Darden Restaurants)

•Worked with the Darden Security Teams to coordinate complex, technical project management and financial efforts for Risk Based Authentication, Privileged Access Management, PKI, web proxy upgrades, and McAfee Optimization projects.

•PM for Zscaler deployment to all 3,000+ restaurants and satellite offices.

•Develop and enhance PCI compliance and data protection efforts for 175,000 team members.

•Senior security consultant on SOX and PCI audits.

IBM, Orlando, FL 2/16 – 9/17

Senior Manager - Global Security

•Worked with the world’s largest banks and airlines in deploying SIEM and SOC technical solutions using Arcsight and QRadar.

•Lead strategic efforts to deploy SIEMs in several global SOCs and expanded engagements by working with other IBM offering teams.

General Electric, Cincinnati, OH 9/15 – 2/16

Security Consultant

•Led the testing and procedure development of cloud-based security applications for identity management, information rights management, and data loss prevention.

•Assisted in installation and deployment of Okta and Seclore cloud-based applications.

Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA 2/13 – 9/15

Global Information Security Manager

•Reported to the CIO, leader of all CISO functions, set strategic security vision.

•Built and staffed forensic lab and 24*7 SOC, leader of Westinghouse Incident Response Team – owner of Disaster Recovery Plan.

•Developed, deployed, and delivered C-level presentations on the IT global security strategic plan, providing consistent delivery of global services.

•Managed security architecture for enterprise-wide IT security.

•Selected and deployed IT controls for PCI, HIPAA, and ITAR audit compliance requirements.

Lake Baldwin Group, LLC, Orlando, FL 7/11 – 2/13

Security Consultant

•Responsibilities include assisting companies with preparation and management of IT security applications.

•Assisted several companies in saving costs on purchasing applications and hardware.

•Specialized in requirements definition, product selection, testing, deployment & operations.

McAfee Inc., Orlando, FL 2/09 – 7/11

Senior Manager – Platinum Support Services

•Leader of the Resident Support Account Manager program for McAfee’s Platinum level customers (NSA, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Nationwide, U.S Army, Marines, Department of Justice, and others), supporting over 18 million devices and 40 of their largest accounts.

•Grew team from 5 to 48 resident support account managers, generating over $12M in annual support revenue.

Fidelity National Information Services, Maitland, FL 5/07 – 9/08

Director – IT Security Operations

•Worked with internal groups to implement security controls to regain PCI certification after the 2007 breach.

•Responsible for selecting, deploying, and running security applications covering over 60,000 users in 18 countries.

•Main IT interface for PCI and FFIEC audits.

AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., Vienna, VA 9/03 – 5/07

Program Manager – Information Assurance

•Led certification and accreditation (C&A) effort using NIST SP 800 guidelines for AT&T’s internal and customer networks.

•Expanded team from 4 to over 50 consultants with over $13M in annual billable revenue.


U.S. Army Military Police Squad Leader

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

MBA, Information Technology

Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, PA

BA, Information Systems

Active Certifications:

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) #526598

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) #310833

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) #550493

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