Franklin is a native of Houston, Texas, and he began his career as a U.S. Marine. He has significant experience in the physical and information security fields. His experience includes executive protection services, security policy and standards management, vulnerability assessment, cyber incident response, security engineering, security awareness and training and fraud management. Most recently, he served as the Global Director of Information Security for Costco Wholesale based out of Issaquah, Washington. Prior to Costco, Franklin held a range of information security and data governance related roles at T-Mobile USA, Inc. During his tenure, he led several initiatives to ensure the company’s information assets and technologies were adequately protected. Franklin is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Mylan, one of the world’s leading global pharmaceutical companies for generic and brand name products.