Our Management Team
Vice President of Systems Security
Chris joined ES&S as the Vice President of Systems Security in April 2018. In this role, he is responsible for company-wide security efforts including product, operational and infrastructure security. Chris’ focus includes driving security improvements into product requirements and design, ensuring the continued use of best practices throughout the product development process, reviewing and improving operational procedures, and engaging in the certification process. Chris partners with the ES&S IT team to optimize the security of the company’s enterprise-wide infrastructure, as well as external security organizations that may be engaged to assist ES&S.
Prior to joining ES&S, Chris was the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. where he oversaw cybersecurity efforts for the Department. He has held other senior cybersecurity leadership positions in both the public and private sector including the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Research Corporation, and the University of Nebraska.
Chris served with the United States Navy for over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions. He earned his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Technology Education from Southern Illinois University. He also holds a current CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.