GWG is a financial services firm that provides liquidity to seniors who no longer want or need their life insurance policies.

As the first CIO at this fast-paced Fintech firm, I was tasked with developing the technology stack, processes, and compliance needs of the company. It was a challenging and interesting role, and I’m proud of the work I did to help the company grow and succeed.

  • Chaired the Information Technology Steering Committee and acted as strategic advisor to the CEO, Board of Directors, and executive management.
  • Transformed in-house systems to cloud-based architecture able to support a workforce distributed nationwide.
  • Spearheaded the successful development of new Salesforce platforms, leading to the successful management of $4 billion in assets, investments, and life insurance policies.
  • Author of policies and practices based on NIST Cybersecurity Framework to satisfy governance, risk-management, and compliance (GRC) requirements.
  • Established SOC-2 Type I & Type II requirements for subsidiary insurance products based on epigenetic technology.

  • Notable Performance Indicators:
    • Business uptime > 99.994%
    • Reduced budget to < 3.5% of annual operating expense
    • Zero vulnerabilities found in annual third-party penetration testing (internal and external)
    • Passed multiple third-party security audits, including annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal controls
    • Maintained consistent compliance with many GRC mandates including - HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, and NYDFS