As the Vice President of Enterprise Risk and Chief Information Security Officer at Aaron's, David assumes responsibility for all facets of risk and security leadership, strategy, budgeting, and operational excellence within the Aaron's and BrandsMart U.S.A. businesses. His remit encompasses diverse areas such as enterprise risk, information security, governance risk and compliance, vendor risk, physical security, privacy, insurance, actuarial, claims, business continuity, crisis management, environmental health and safety, and driver compliance. A servant-leader and mentor, David leads a sizable team of information security, risk, and insurance professionals, directors, and managers.

With over two decades of experience in security, risk, and information technology domains, David has held diverse roles throughout his career. He has served as Leader of the Threat, Attack and Penetration Testing Services team, Application Security Architect, Deployment Manager, and various lead developer roles for Caterpillar, Inc. He has also worked at organizations such as State Farm Insurance and the Central Intelligence Agency.

David is a sought-after speaker and has delivered presentations on podcasts, at colleges, corporations, and industry conferences. His engagements include prestigious events such as the (ISC)2 Security Congress, ISSA, and ISACA conferences, and he has contributed to widely-followed podcasts such as the CISO Series, CyberHub Engage, and CISO Stories. Additionally, he actively participates on several industry, college, and non-profit advisory boards.