Phani is responsible for the strategic direction and overall execution of the Global Third Party and M&A Risk Management program at ADP; responsibilities include leadership of diverse & geographically spread-out teams of senior leaders, assessors, consultants and oversee program activities to ensure effective risk management and mitigation throughout the third party life cycle. He provides thought leadership in redefining the risk assessment process and supports the continuous improvements of both program. Acts as a valued partner to the business in the execution of their responsibilities surrounding the both program. Works closely with Enterprise Risk Management team as a key member of the second line of defense for GTPRM and M&A oversight. Introduces, oversees and implements enhancements to both program. Ensures that the program is in compliance with GDPR and all other applicable Regulations.

Prior to the above job, Phani was Global VP, Client Security Management Office and was responsible for creating ADP’s Trusted Client Experience in all aspects of client security lifecycle interactions and driving the client security assurance program objectives and strategy as defined by global security organization (GSO). He is also responsible for engaging diverse ADP business units and communicating client security requirements internally and also communicating GSO and Client Security Management Office functions and capabilities externally. Working directly with client account teams to address client security concerns and requests. Providing consultative services to the legal departments. Also hosts ADP’s Client Security & Privacy Advisory Board annually.

Prior to joining ADP, Phani was a member of EMC Corporation; he worked as Client Security Advocate and Senior Risk Analyst. In his four years tenure at EMC he worked extensively with communication experts on customer-centric security awareness, provided security related metrics that assist management in prioritizing efforts to address security and GRC requirements, responded to information security-related regulatory and compliance inquiries and assisted incident response teams to represent customer’s security interests in EMC. Acted as the liaison with the business units to ensure that Information Security policies, standards, and practices are communicated, interpreted, and implemented. Provided risk consulting services for several integration projects at EMC/RSA.

Before joining the EMC, Phani was a research assistant at The University of Findlay, OHIO and did project and content management for few years as well.

Phani holds an undergraduate degree in Statistics and Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Andhra University, India. He did his MBA from The University of Findlay, OHIO. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and an ISO Security Lead Auditor (ISO 27001 Security Lead Auditor).

In addition, Phani has been an active participant at a number of ADP Community-based events including but not limited to the following:
- Stay Safe Online Presentations at Local Schools/Businesses
-Security/Privacy Awareness Presentations at Bring Your Child To Work, Habitat for Humanity