Consumers who have traveled by land, sea, or air, used a credit card to purchase goods and services, used kiosks or global payment systems, utilized smart phone technology, purchased gift cards, received pharmaceutical information, provided patient data, gambled on-line, banked with major institutions, or provided financial information for lending, there is a significant chance that Bell may have had an impact with the protection of their data.
Bell’s track record keeps him in high demand. Since he took his first CISO position seven years ago he currently works as a VP of Enterprise Architecture and Transformation Design for Intersec Worldwide. His Fortune 500 clients have never experienced a security breach as a result of his attention to detail, knowing the tough questions to ask, using investigative methods to get proper infrastructure facts, identifying enterprise weaknesses, and utilizing a natural instinct to understand the entire enterprise from top to bottom understanding that securing sensitive data impacts every department. Bell credits his success to the premise that trust & credibility must be established with other executives through accountability and being culturally sensitive to business members across the globe. Bell has managed to overcome time constraints and language barriers while staying focused on business objectives that have earned him “trusted advisor” status with clients as evidenced by his LinkedIn referrals profile.
Building on 15+ years of high-tech/operations experience, Bell has P&L experience with over $48M revenue and leadership accountability for leading large international IT teams with responsible for technology development, delivering global business solutions, business process design, outsourcing, setting strategy, and rearchitecting enterprise infrastructure. In addition, Bell started ConnectTech, LLC and also works as President/Founder for the credit card/healthcare industries leading projects ranging from $1M to $30M for a variety of industries. One of Bell’s top projects included finishing a projected $8M project for a Texas Public Utility that came in at $2M, due to Bell’s innovative cost cutting by co-designing a SAP tokenization solution that became a new SAP offering. Bell worked for a private equity firm for the divestiture of an international software and medical company and was accountable for successfully separating both companies and serving as the interim VP of IT leading the project. Bell was previously responsible for the North Americas IT operations functioning as Director of IT for a TBC Corporation subsidiary consisting of 570 locations with shared parallel executive responsibilities and as the CISO for 8 companies consisting of over 2,800 store locations for risk management, securing company-wide infrastructure, corporate governance, developing enterprise policies, security strategy, and accountable for mission-critical 24×7 business operations.
Todd Bell has served as a paid executive officer for two Colorado utility Board of Directors in which he was responsible for the operations of an $8M operation which serviced 5,100+ clients. Bell successfully turned around a utility that was losing money and restored fiscal stability and the utility operated in the black within a year, without rate hikes to clients as the result of business outsourcing and reorganization. Bell currently serves as an Advisory Board Member with Forticom and CloudCentral located in Australia for the cloud computing and cyber security authentication. Bell also leads the CISO Leadership series for CDM Media.
Bell holds an M.B.A. from Regis University in Denver, CO and Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems. He received the highest national honor from Regis University for academic achievement and his significant contributions to public service and as a result, was inducted and presented the Medallion of Honor for his accomplishments. In addition, Bell holds a variety of professional certifications consisting of corporate compliance/governance (SOX) from Tulane University Law School, PMP credential from Project Management Institute, IT Security & Compliance (CISSP), C|CISO Executive Certification, and a certified Master Project Manager.
Among his numerous credentials, Bell has received the HP Customer First Award, WJ Presidents Technology Award, public service awards, and customer awards for providing world-class customer services. Bell is a member of the Worldwide CIO/CISO Executive Council, CDM Media, Denver InfraGard, PMI, Payment Card Industry (PCI), and Alpha Sigma Nu. Bell is also a free-lance writer for EC Council and MC at CDM Media CISO Summits.