Francis is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Security and Privacy practice and leads the organization’s North America Cloud Security practice. Francis has 15 years of experience in security operations, data governance, and information security program management. His expertise includes strategic planning, leading cross-functional teams, information security program development, digital privacy, and incident management.
Prior to joining Protiviti, Francis was responsible for designing and implementing information security programs for several large enterprises in various industries and has served multiple roles where he was accountable for the management, engineering, and operations for cybersecurity functions in the U.S., EMEA, and APAC.
Francis presents regularly to boards and audit committees on the importance and success models of information security and privacy.
- Acting CISO in the manufacturing and insurance verticals with responsibility for program development, governance, alignment, and board level reporting.
- Managed the design, build, and launch of a security operations center
- Delivered ISO 27001 certification projects for data centers in Europe and Australia
- Advised (as subject matter expert) many organizations on privacy management and how to achieve compliance to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Led Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance and certification projects for a multi-national IT services organization
- Managed a successful program to meet the outsourcing requirements for the British Army’s web hosting services
- Unified cyber security and privacy programs for global gemstone research organization
- Implemented an ISO 9001 certified data center operations service
Areas of Expertise
- Cloud Security
- Digital Privacy
- Security Operations
- Software and Technology
- M.B.A. - Management, University of Texas
- M.S. - Information Security, University of London
- B.S. - Management, Purdue University
Professional Memberships and Certifications
- ISO 27001 Master Implementer
- IAPP Member