Over the past year, Chris has provided independent security and compliance executive services to corporations across many industries – including the development of InfoSec strategies; development of compliance and risk management programs; and security controls architecture implementation support.

Prior to that, he joined Epsilon as their first SVP/CISO in November 2011 after they experienced a major security breach. Chris was brought in to restore customer confidence and to develop and oversee many facets of information security, including security operations, incident response, identity management and regulatory compliance. Chris was also the CISO at Aflac Corporation for 6½ years and responsible for Information Security and Software Change Management. And he started the first InfoSec department at HealthSouth Corporation for over 20,000 employees and 2,000 remote medical facilities. Finally, Chris served as an active duty United States Air Force (USAF) enlisted airman and then officer for 13 years with another 8 years in the active USAF Reserves. He retired in 2009 after more than 20 years of service. For over a decade, he worked military intelligence conducting global cyber-warfare and cyber-terrorism exercises to provide government agencies information warfare tactics, techniques and procedures. Chris holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud founding board member of the Security Advisor Alliance.