Gerald has more than 30 years of hands-on management in IT with extensive experience helping businesses manage information through strengthening security controls, training, and project management. He frequently works with clients to solve complex security challenges and is regularly consulted on data security policies, disaster recovery strategies, security protocols, and compliance, regulatory, and legal requirements. He is an expert in risk management, incident management, forensic malware analysis, and a wide range of technologies.
Gerald’s experience assisting organizations with information security issues includes work at the National Football League (NFL), where he was chief information security architect. In that role, he was responsible for ensuring the league’s compliance with payment card industry standards (PCI-DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), access management, privilege management, system integrity, and incident response. He developed and implemented end-user training programs, and received an innovation award for his work protecting sensitive information.
Prior to his work with the NFL, Gerald was the lead information security architect for ICAP, the world’s leading interdealer brokerage firm. He performed risk assessments, oversaw security incident management and response, and conducted vulnerability and penetration tests and malware analysis. Before joining ICAP, Gerald managed a team of security experts as director of information security at Pepsi Cola International, where he was responsible for all information security aspects and implemented solutions in 50+ countries. While at Pepsi, he was nominated as “Security Executive of the Year” by ISE, which honors exemplary achievement and excellence in the management of enterprise-wide internet and network security.
At K2 Intelligence, Gerald leads a team of professionals who operate all parts of the firm’s information security program and are responsible for the protection of internal and client data, risk assessments, system architecture reviews, vulnerability analysis, and strategic planning. His team also conducts global security awareness training for company officers, executives, and managers at both K2 Intelligence and its clients.
Gerald received a B.A. in applied information technology from Thomas Edison State University and holds certifications for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).