Cybersecurity Partnership & Outreach Executive, Raymond James Financial
Kishen Sridharan is the Cybersecurity Partnership & Outreach Executive, on the leadership team for the Chief Information Security Officer of Raymond James. In this strategic role, he focuses on strengthening and growing Raymond James’ network of relationships with outside organizations like industry associations (e.g. FS-ISAC, FSI and SIFMA), peers, government/law enforcement entities, universities, potential new strategic suppliers, and community. He determines level of engagement, assesses ROI to Raymond James, and makes sure Raymond James is a valuable contributing partner in return, particularly when it comes to cyber threat intelligence.
In prior roles at Raymond James, Kishen helped established a Product Management mindset, framework, and governance structure to deliver highly valuable business outcomes, particularly those which support the Strategic Roadmap. This is the stepping stone to formally convert the InfraSec organization to an “as a Service” model. Before that, he stood up a Project Management Office within InfraSec. Kishen has almost 17 years of experience in various facets of technology, project implementation and business process improvement. His experience ranges from compliance, risk management and information assurance to strategic information security consulting. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University in Management Science, Information Systems and International Business and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Scrum Master (CSM).