At GCA, we are really all about getting things done. There is a lot of “admiring the problem” in the cyber arena, but at GCA we do not do that. It’s a rare gift to get to work on things that are important to you and that make a difference around the globe. My colleagues are a great group of people who share my passion for positive change. At GCA, we don’t measure success in terms of profits. We measure success by the impact we are having in reducing global cyber risk – having an effect at scale.
Who inspires you?
I admire and try to emulate people with integrity. One of those people who has taught me the most is Scott Charney. I worked for him at both the Justice Department and Microsoft, and he is GCA’s chairman of the board. I’ve learned from him in all three roles. Another person who inspires me, and a reason I wanted to be a part of GCA, is Will Pelgrin, who founded the MS-ISAC, was CEO of the Center for Internet Security, and was one of the great minds behind the creation of GCA. Will accomplishes more in a few years than many do in a lifetime.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
The Berkshires – God’s Country. I used to go there for vacations as a kid. It’s just beautiful. I try to get back there once a year.
What is on your bucket list?
I don’t have a bucket list. I’m just not that type of guy. I’ve never had a set plan for how my life or career would go. I knew early on that I enjoyed math and engineering, and things just kind of progressed from there.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I love hanging out with my family, going to my kids’ swim meets and other activities, and playing with dogs.