iCapital Network® Expands Data Security Leadership With Veteran Chief Information Security Officer

iCapital Network® Expands Data Security Leadership with Veteran Chief Information Security Officer

iCapital Network, the global financial technology platform driving access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries, today announced Gary Owen will join iCapital as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In this role, Mr. Owen will expand upon iCapital’s comprehensive information security and technology risk program and lead cybersecurity operations, security monitoring, response, policy development, and governance to support the company’s continued global growth.

Mr. Owen will join iCapital from his most recent position as Chief Information Security Officer for Wells Fargo, where he led their global information security program, including identity and access management, security engineering, and cyber defense and monitoring.

He will be based out of iCapital’s New York headquarters and lead an internationally expanding team focused on the safety and privacy of iCapital’s client information, reporting to Tom Fortin, iCapital’s Chief Information Officer.

“Being the industry leader in providing access to alternative investments requires more than innovative technology. Information security is our number one priority in this increasingly challenging environment,” said Tom Fortin, Chief Information Officer of iCapital Network. “Gary is a highly respected voice in information security and brings a depth of experience to the ever-evolving discipline of data and cybersecurity across platforms and markets. We are fortunate to have him join our leadership team.”

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Mr. Owen brings an impressive track record and deep security and policy knowledge to the iCapital team. Prior to his role at Wells Fargo, he served in the CISO role at Warner Media (formerly Time Warner Inc.) with responsibility for global information security strategy, technology risk management, information protection, and compliance.

Mr. Owen has also held pivotal executive roles in information security with Promontory Financial Group, Goldman Sachs & Co., and Citigroup. He is a founding member of the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC) and previous chairman and vice chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).

He actively works with various U.S. agencies on issues like critical infrastructure protection and information sharing. In addition, Mr. Owen is currently on the board of the FS-ISAC and ARC (Analysis and Resilience Center for Systemic Risk and the FSSCC (Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council) executive committee.

“Comprehensive, sophisticated information security defenses and capabilities are essential in allowing companies to deliver on their client commitments and retain their trust. I am excited to join iCapital Network, where the company’s commitment to supporting its global client base places information security and risk management as top priorities,” said Mr. Owen.

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