Chad brings 15 years of experience in IT infrastructure and information security. He’s a firm believer that technology needs to not only support but enable the strategic goals of an organization. To that end, he works alongside clients to mature their information security programs, knowing that a strong cybersecurity posture and approach to risk management and mitigation is critical to modern business operations.
“When a business leader understands the reality of cyber risk, we can work together to ensure their information security program is effectively managing risks in support of the organization’s strategic goals.” – Chad Quarles
Chad’s roots are in technology infrastructure and operations where he designed, implemented and supported enterprise technology. From there, he had the opportunity to focus on information security within the highly regulated financial services industry. This background helps him lead information security initiatives, earning credibility throughout all levels of the organization, including technical staff, executive leadership, and the board. Notably, Chad once took a collection of technical controls and evolved them into a highly effective information security program for a large credit union with over $4 billion in total assets and more than 260,000 members. The program was highly successful and was identified by National Credit Union Association examiners as one of the top three in the region.
Outside of work, Chad spends as much time as he can with his wife and three young children. They especially enjoy getting out of the house and exploring the great outdoors.