A 20-year veteran of the Cyber Security and Technology fields, Brian serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Pedestal Technology. Before joining Pedestal, Brian was Vice President of Cybersecurity at Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading cloud-based Healthcare benefits management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform where he was responsible for the safety of more than 30 million Americans Protected Health Information (PHI).
During his 10-year tenure, he built the Cyber Security, Compliance and Privacy practices from the ground up at Benefitfocus, eventually managing a team of 25 and a budget of $10MM. He also successfully managed relationships with key customers such as Google, Aetna, Anthem and most of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Partners. In 2013, Brian was part of the leadership team that took Benefitfocus public, leading to a successful IPO.
Brian has held both leadership and technical positions with Eli Lilly & Company (NYSE: LLY), Sprint (NYSE: S), SPAWAR Systems Center.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Science (Telecommunication) from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Brian is also a Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Charleston, Department of Computer Science.