Director of Risk and Compliance
Rich leads Clarifire's governance, risk management, and compliance initiatives. His primary responsibility is to protect our clients by ensuring Clarifire complies with industry standards, regulations, laws, and client requirements. Rich delivers our annual SOC 2, TruSight, and KY3P external audits and is responsible for third-party risk management.
Rich holds a master's degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M. His first job out of college was with the US Army Missile Command. His professional career also included working at Raytheon for several years as a principal systems engineer. His professional certifications include CISSP, ISSMP, CAP, and ITIL. He has presented technical papers on cybersecurity and was awarded a patent in the field.
Rich has over 20 years of GRC and IT auditing experience maintaining the highest control standards. He is bilingual in Spanish, being his native language.
Outside of work, Rich enjoys swimming, hiking, camping, and tinkering in his workshop.