Kyle Bellin – CISSP  is Vice President, Information Security and Privacy Manager for Popular Community Bank, formerly Banco Popular North America, a community bank subsidiary of Popular Inc. delivering financial services across 93 branches in New York, New Jersey, Florida, California and Illinois and through its online banking platform.  He earned his B.M. degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University, a M.M. at DePaul University, and an MBA at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business.

Throughout his career, Kyle has built upon a wide range of experience and education:  with undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance he has taught high school music, Chicago area youth orchestras, and held performance positions with New World Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, The Plymouth Brass, Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, and has performed regularly with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.

Kyle’s position in Technology by way of Information Security was brought about by an opportunity while working as a Human Resources Specialist.  Having developed prior skills in database administration, Kyle sought to find a way to continue helping through teaching as he had during his career as a music teacher – he saw this opportunity in technology in the way technology support technicians were able to teach people about technology while troubleshooting the systems they use.  While in Human Resources in 2003 Kyle accepted a “Data Security Officer” opportunity (which was an inflated term for user-request processor) and also enrolled in a MSCIS program at Northwestern University to grow the position.  Since 2003 Kyle developed the Popular Community Bank Information Security department initiating vulnerability scanning, Data Leakage Prevention, “Advanced Persistent Threat monitoring, FACTA Identity Theft “Red Flag” and Identity Access Management programs.

Having augmented the computer science studies with an MBA, Kyle is looking forward to the next step and tying the best parts of his career together:  working in groups mentoring, executing, performing, problem solving, and leading.