risejacobs@yahoo.com

Describe your industry experience:
30 years of experience in managing diverse technologies across highly-regulated industries including banking and health care.  Senior Technology Executive that partners with business leaders to develop strategy to enable business objectives, leveraging technology as a driver to increase customer engagement and optimize processes for efficiencies.  

Describe your functional experience:
Positions held include Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, managing direct reports with responsibilities for technology areas including application and web development, infrastructure and information security.  

As a member of the Management Risk Committee and New Products and Services Committee, advise bank on safety and soundness of proceeding with potential initiatives, assessing associated risk and recommending ways to mitigate that risk.

Describe your key business transactional experience:

  • Empowered new lines of business to start quickly by utilizing technology and automation
  • Directed re-platforming of database environment and optimized Oracle & SQL licensing, reducing infrastructure & licensing costs
  • Improved Regulator IT Rating and reduced Internal Audit findings
  • Streamlined re-write of legacy application from 6+ years to 14 months
  • Led centralized data warehouse/Master Data Management effort, giving marketing and
  • customer-facing employees a 360o view of the customer
  • Implemented private cloud virtualization to reduce costs, product delivery cycles and time to build
  • Prompted adoption of mobile technologies by Board of Directors and Sales Teams
  • Restructured technical areas to better align with service initiatives and reduce IT staffing expenses.
  • Designed new raised floor computer room including UPS, fire suppression and cabling plan for main building and offsite location for voice, data and broadband
  • Improved response times by 64%

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?
Expertise in Information Security, technology compliance and technology-related audit requirements.  Experienced with technology frameworks and standards that can be used to help Boards and executive management assess operational management and technology to provide necessary oversight.  Works closely with Office of Controller of Currency (OCC), Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and external auditors.  Knowledgeable  in regulatory requirements including Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, Payment Card Industry Standard  & Health Information Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Holds Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Baruch College.  Certified in enterprise information governance (CGEIT), technology risk (CRISC), information security (CISSP & CISM), privacy (CIPP) and business continuity (CBCP).