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Tunde Oni-Daniel, Perdue Farms

Tunde Oni-Daniel, Head of Information Security (CISO), Perdue Farms If there is a so-called “typical” pathway to becoming a CISO, Tunde Oni-Daniel freely admits that he didn’t follow it. Oni-Daniel was born in Brooklyn, New York to Nigerian parents who were attending college there. He was three years old when his parents graduated and decided…

Randy Marchany

Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Tech Randy Marchany is one of those rare individuals who has spent his entire career with the same employer. His time with Virginia Tech started four decades ago as a student, and he has worked his way up to CISO since then. And along the way, he earned…

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Paul Mocarski

Paul Mocarski, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Sammons Financial Group Member Companies Some people have successful careers in the military. Others make their decades-long career in the civilian world. Paul Mocarski has both. He is simultaneously the vice president and CISO at the Sammons Financial Group Member Companies as well as a US…

Michael Molinaro

Michael Molinaro, Chief Information Security Officer, BioReference Laboratories, Inc. As Mike Molinaro prepares to collect his second graduate degree – an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology – he jokes, saying “I guess I’m educated beyond my capacity to learn now.” That’s hardly the case, as Molinaro’s career has been all about learning and adapting…

Darren Death

Chief Information Security Officer, ASRC Federal When Darren Death had his first introduction to computers as a young man, it was anything but love at first sight. Those were the days of COBOL, Fortran and punch cards. Lots and lots of punch cards. “I couldn’t stand computers back in those days,” says Death. “I think…

Steve Katz

Security Risk Solutions, LLC, Owner Steve Katz is widely known in security circles as the very first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As Katz puts it, “I got my start in this business way before there was cybersecurity, and way before there was anything.” Katz started his lifelong career in security with an internal consulting…

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Christopher Mandelaris

Chemical Bank, Vice President, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Like the builder of a complex jigsaw puzzle, Chris Mandelaris has masterfully put his career together, piece by piece, to reveal the overall picture. For years he has been steering his education, certifications, and series of roles toward his goal of becoming a Chief Information…

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Paylocity CISO Bradley Schaufenbuel is the kind of guy who is always making the effort to reach another peak, literally and figuratively. The long list of accomplishments listed on his biography (so far) reads more like the work of three men, not just one. Schaufenbuel began his education with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information…

Mike Davis

American Bureau of Shipping CISO Mike Davis has a career that spans several decades – so far – and he still enjoys the challenges and opportunities that his cybersecurity vocation provides each day. Davis began his career with the U.S. Navy. He started out in engineering, specializing in propulsion systems, including nuclear power and gas…

Ron Green

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Mastercard As a young boy growing up in Philadelphia, Ron Green listened to his father and his uncles swap stories about their jobs as police officers. Ron knew that he, too, wanted to be a police officer when he grew up. When the time came, his father…