Chris is an experienced IT security and risk management leader with over 25 years of experience working in technical and leadership roles in the information security field. He has developed a strong reputation as an advisor based on his ability to identify and mitigate potential risks related to data security breaches, fraud, and other activities. Chris provides a holistic view of security (spanning people, facilities, and technology) along with an outside perspective to collect and understand threat intelligence, gap identification, and provide practical application of analytics. These approaches have proven critical in uncovering threats, identifying vulnerabilities, and exploits.

Prior to joining CREO, Chris was the Director of Cybersecurity for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles in Milwaukee, WI for three years. His leadership was instrumental in maturing their Information Security program. Chris led a global information security team responsible for protecting all of Harley-Davidson’s IT, manufacturing (OT), financial services, and regulatory and compliance divisions. Prior to Harley-Davidson, Chris retired as a supervisory special agent with over 20 years of service as an FBI special agent. During his time with the FBI, Chris held several positions such as investigating cyber intrusions and working as a certified computer forensic examiner. He was selected as the first laboratory director for the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. His last assignment with the FBI was with the Operational Technology Division located at the FBI academy in Quantico, VA. In his time there, he worked as a member of the tactical computer analysis unit, collecting technical evidence for national security investigations.

Chris earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Hastings College in Hastings, NE. He then went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of Denver in Information and Physical Security Management. Chris holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and ITIL Foundations.

Chris enjoys riding his Harley and spending time with his wife, three grown children, and two dogs.