About Me

I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona with a wonderful family who has always supported my goals. I learned from my mistakes and always asked myself the tough questions. For any task I seek to accomplish, I always set expectations to measure my performance in order to learn what I can do better in the future. Continual learning is a significant motivating factor as I constantly find myself pushing my limits to better myself. Experience has taught me that with diligent time management, with effective communication, and possession of a thorough understanding of the end goal, I'm capable of achieving any task I set my mind to.

My Experience

I'm an Information security professional with three (3) years of governance, risk, and compliance advisory experience across industry sectors. Experienced in conducting risk assessments and audits to provide cost-effective, risk-based recommendations to senior leadership. With a technical and non-technical background, adept at expressing complex technical challenges in terms of business risk and impact. Currently seeking to expand upon experience in the cybersecurity industry.

Focal Point

Senior Consultant - Cyber Strategy and Advisory

September 2019 - Current     |    Tampa, FL

• Performed on-site client assessments of IT and IS business functions to identify control gaps and weaknesses.
• Conducted multiple IT risk assessments across North and South America, Europe, and Asia while managing the project delivery team.
• Validated cybersecurity controls against various industry-accepted standards and frameworks (NIST Cyber Security Framework, NIST SP 800-53, ISO 27001, and CIS CSC 20).
• Validated security controls against the PCI DSS for all 12 PCI requirements including all sub-requirements.
• Created and completed testing of an Insider Threat Audit program.
• Collaborated with internal and external teams to develop documentation that accurately reflects the organization’s security posture and control gaps. Deliverables including weekly status memos, executive summary and technical reports, remediation roadmaps, and Board of Director PowerPoint presentations.
• Developed strategic timelines and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) guides to provide insight into the IT remediation estimates (i.e., capital and operational costs), annuity costs, and expected risk reduction.
• Designed data visualization models using Power BI to graphically communicate cybersecurity risk and maturity.
• Interviewed and effectively participated in the hiring of employees.
• Mentored and coached peers and junior staff on technical testing and reviewed project deliverables for quality and accuracy.

Consultant - Cyber Risk and Advisory

July 2017 - September 2019     |    Newport Beach, CA & Tampa, FL

Graduate Teaching Assistant

August 2016 - May 2017     |    Tucson, AZ

• Assisted the Professor in various tasks ranging from leading the class to developing in-class activities.
• Taught lectures on Supply Chain Managment and JIT Processes.
• Other duties include tracking attendance and grade management.

The University of Arizona
Eller College of Management

Graduate Research Assistant

August 2016 - May 2017     |    Tucson, AZ

• Continuation of my undergraduate research with added responsibilities such as facilitating research studies and developing data collection techniques.
• Assisted Researchers in specialized Projects and Experiments for the U.S. Borders Project.
• Collaborated in team meetings to give insights for research data goals.

Information Technology Intern

June 2016 - August 2016     |     Las Vegas, NV

• Assessed different transition methods for Shifting Back-end system towards a Micro Service Architecture.
• Shared information about Pro’s and Con’s for architecture transition methods.
• Interacted with cross functional teams and upper management to develop a strategic outlook.

MGM Resorts International
Eller College of Management

Senior Research Assistant

May 2012 - May 2016     |    Tucson, AZ

• Code and Evaluate videos for Data using Interact Behavioral Tools.
• Design and Write Macros to Segment Data for Analysis.
• Assist Researchers in Specialize Projects and Experiments for the U.S. Borders Project.
• Collaborate with Researchers in the Center for the Management of Information.
• Trained and Mentored New Research Assistants.

Apple At-Home Advisor

January 2014 - September 2014     |    Tucson, AZ

• Analyze Technical Issues by Communicating with Customers over the Phone and Chat.
• Collaborated Collectively amongst the AppleCare team to Resolve Emerging Issues.
• Assist in the Training and Support of New Team Members. Met and Exceeded Company Metrics and Productivity Goals.

Apple Inc.

A Few Accomplishments

My educational accomplishments have been a result of hard work and many sleepless nights. I have been able to refine my time management skills to manage the many challenges of attending school full-time while working. The knowledge I have gained through these mediums has shaped my mind to have a passion for learning.

The University of Arizona

Master of Science in Management Information Systems

GPA: 3.909     |     Graduated May 2017

• Cyber Security
• Enterprise Data Management
• Dean’s List with Distinction
Clubs and Activities
• MIS Graduate Association (MISGA)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Management Information Systems
& Operations Management
GPA: 3.89     |     Graduated May 2016

• Magna Cum Laude
• Dean’s List with Distinction
• Henry Bobbe Scholarship
• Bologna Scholarship
Clubs and Activities
• Zipperman Scholar
• Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Founding Father)
• MIS Association (MISA)

The University of Arizona


For more details, please download my resume or contact me.

  • Windows, Mac OS, & Linux Environments
  • Network Security Architecture
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Secure Software Development
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Disaster Recovery
  • HTML5, CSS, PHP, Ruby on Rails
  • Java, Ruby, Python, SQL, & VBA
  • Power BI (Data Visualization)

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