Anil Varghese, a renowned industry veteran with over two decades of global experience in the information security arena - including stints at American Express and Sony - serves Exeter Finance as the firm’s SVP/CISO. Anil most recently served as the CISO for Service King (a Blackstone portfolio company).

Under his leadership, Anil had direct responsibility for setting strategic direction on IT risk, security, compliance, and privacy issues. He has been engaged to support sensitive M&A due diligence initiatives and fostered key strategic relationships with a keen eye towards the needs of the business. He has established credibility across corporate boardrooms by focusing on managing risk and not promoting fear. Anil also served as an esteemed thought leader and security evangelist across the industry for PayPal and others.

Anil serves as a go to advisor for Fortune 500 firms and startup clients alike on IT risk management matters, and is a sitting Cyber Advisory Board member at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Anil recently completed the Global Policy in Cybersecurity program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is an active member of the information security/assurance community, including roles as a presenter/speaker to ISSA, CISO Roundtable, InfraGard, ISACA, and the FBI.