has led a highly accomplished career with 30+ years in information technology and cybersecurity. A mainframe computer operator for a nuclear missile base while still a teenager, David wrote his first commercially-licensed software code developing the accounts payable module for a manufacturing-oriented ERP system at age 23.
After 15 years as a CIO for three $1bn+ companies, Mark Travel Corp, Westin Hotels (now Marriott), and DoubleTree Hotels (now Hilton), David moved to consulting as a Partner and cybersecurity leader for Arthur Andersen, Capgemini Consulting, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers where he was Director of Cybersecurity for PwC’s Financial Services industry practice.
David’s clients have included Cargill, Visa International, Commerce Bank, Mitsubishi Bank, Goldman Sachs, PIMCO, Colony Capital, Vivendi, Intel, Cisco Systems, Flextronics, Sempra Energy, Southern California Edison, Toyota Motor Corporation, Nippon Telephone & Telegraph, Fairmont Hotels and Grant Thornton. Most recently David co-founded Arx Nimbus, a cybersecurity SaaS software company and consulting firm that serves government agencies and Fortune 500 clients.
David earned his BS in Management and MS in Management Information Systems from Cardinal Stritch University, his MA in Economic Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. David is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). In 2006 David completed the Advanced Information Security Program at Stanford University.