As Chief Product Officer at SecZetta, Richard drives the company’s product strategy and execution. A prominent cybersecurity veteran and an internationally recognized identity-centric security expert, Richard joined SecZetta in 2021 with more than 25 years of executive experience in IT operations, cybersecurity and identity and access management. Prior to joining SecZetta, he served as chief customer information officer at Ping Identity and has held leadership positions at Optiv, J.P. Morgan Chase, and several other multinational enterprises. Richard holds a B.A. in Political Science and Japanese from The Ohio State University. He is a Senior Fellow with the CyberTheory Zero Trust Institute and has also served on the board of the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA).
Third-party access can quickly transform from an enabler of operational efficiency into a security strategy Achilles heel if an organization lacks an adequate third-party identity and risk management strategy.