John is an Industry recognized Global Chief Information Security Officer who has successfully implemented information and cyber security governance, risk management, controls and compliance programs to large corporations in the financial services and retail industries for more than 25 years.

John is the Chief Information Risk and Security Officer (CIRSO) for Albertsons companies. He has been at Albertsons for over 3 years and is the first CIRSO for the merged Albertsons / Safeway company. John is responsible for creating and implementing Information Risk and Security functions, including Cyber Incident Management, Security Engineering, Identity Lifecycle, compliance, controls, policies and processes

Prior to joining Albertsons, he held global Chief Information Security Officer Positions for 12 years at American Express, Ahold, and Delhaize companies. John has also held leading information security, risk management and compliance positions at Credit Suisse, Lucent, Siemens, Merck and Medco.

Because of John's knowledge and experience in establishing and leading information protection and risk management programs, he has been asked to participate and numerous forums and conferences. He is also frequently asked to advise companies in establishing actionable information protection and risk management strategies and programs.

John has a BA in government from Harvard College and has earned, in the past, CISA, CISM, CISSP, ITIL and CRISC professional certifications.