Josh is an Information Security Expert and leader who can be relied upon to analyze, review, partner, and address issues in high-stress situations. He leads by example, with a calm respectful manner, and follows-through to ensure resolution has been achieved. Josh is a learner by nature, enjoys working in collaborative environments, and has the uncanny ability to learn from others. Currently Josh works in the Office of Risk Management at Compassion International. His focus is on Information Assurance delivering timely Risk and Compliance results to the business as well as evaluating the effectiveness of technology across the ministry. Compassion serves children in 26 countries through partnership with local Churches. Josh is also currently active in serving his local church body as a deacon. Previously, as the Global Information Security Service Manager, Josh lead a team of engineers and managed information security operations for a Fortune 500 company in the highly competitive world of semiconductor manufacturing. His ability to find solutions and integrate systems was tested over several years as the growth model was through merger and acquisition. He brings 17 years of direct IT experience including more than 6 years of Information Security leadership.
Josh holds an advanced degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University. He served as a Steering Committee member for an Information Security User Group and volunteered as the Information Assurance Commissioner for the Special Olympics Winter World Games. He has held several certifications from SANS, ISC2, and ITIL and is currently a CISSP and PCI-ISA.
Personal mission statement: Support those around you, find what works and do it (getting the credit personally does not matter), recognize others, leave the place you are better than when you arrived and help others to do the same.