Executive Alliance Blog 2020

WHY THE STORIES ARE IMPORTANT

Mar 4, 2020 12:50:27 PM / by Jesus "Laz" Montano

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Executive Alliance's 2020 CISO in Residence.


As a former CISO of three Fortune 500 Companies...

As a former CISO of three Fortune 500 Companies, I have heard hundreds, if not thousands of "stories" over the years of what it takes to prosper as a leader in the information security industry.  It is the stories that have always been compelling to my peers and I, as we dissect successes, failures, and lessons learned. The behind the scenes work efforts of teams to make things happen is the real insight I have always enjoyed hearing about and sharing with others.

I am very excited to announce that I will continue to share the stories as Executive Alliance's 2020 CISO in Residence effective March 1st.  In this new role, I will be working closely with EA’s internal team, colleagues and strategic partners across the country to plan content and “Host” Executive Dinner discussions across the country.  In addition, I will be participating in Executive Alliance's Security Leaders Summit Series held in major cities in the U.S., focused on the odyssey of the CISO and how their stories forge innovation, connect communities, and enable organizations to succeed in cyber.

I look forward to seeing many former colleagues throughout the year, but I am especially excited about making new connections and sharing all the insights gathered from these great events.  Feel free to reach out to me at anytime, especially with a story you would like to share at LazMontano@execalliance.com 


Topics: Leadership, CISO

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Jesus "Laz" Montano

A three-time CISO, Jesus “Laz” Montano has the distinction of having worked as an Information Security Executive at five FORTUNE® 500 Financial Services firms - Citigroup, Travelers, MetLife, Voya Financial (formerly ING) and MassMutual. He has led diverse international teams of hundreds of security professionals across 35 countries through technology transformation, mergers, and acquisitions, and increasing threat landscapes for over 20 years. As the CISO-in-Residence for Executive Alliance, Laz continues to serve the information security industry in the capacity of thought leader and more importantly, community builder. As a highly regarded security practitioner, Laz's wealth of information and deep experience is leveraged in developing content for Executive Alliance's programs held across the country.