Matt Stamper, CISO

Matt Stamper, CISA, CISM, CIPP/US, ITIL, brings a broad, multi-disciplinary understanding of cybersecurity best practices. His diverse domain knowledge spans IT service management (ITSM), cybersecurity, cloud services, control design and assessment (Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA-HITECH), privacy (GDPR, CCPA), enterprise risk management (ERM) and IT risk management (ITRM). 

Matt excels at conveying complex cybersecurity and IT concepts to boards of directors, executive management, as well as professional service providers. His executive and board-level experience with managed services, cybersecurity, data centers, networks services, and ITSM provide a unique perspective on the fast-changing world of enterprise IT, IoT, and cloud services.

Stamper was a Research Director within the Security and Risk Management Practice at Gartner (NYSE:IT). During his time at Gartner, Stamper met with CISOs and CIOs across the globe to address cybersecurity program development, security incident response, and other security topics. Matt was the co-author on the Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management Solutions and wrote research on incident response and covered breach and attack simulation technologies. Matt is also the co-author of the CISO Desk Reference Guide (Volumes 1 & 2).

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vice president

Saul Tenzer, CISA, PMP

Saul has more than eight years of international IT experience specializing in IT Audit and Assurance, IT Security and IT Governance & Compliance. His experience spans many industries, including financial services, real estate and healthcare. Currently, Saul is a manager in the Advisory group for KPMG, LLC.




Tim Smith is an Associate Director for Audit Data and Analytics with KPMG International, designing the audit of the future for KPMG member firms worldwide. He has 20 years of financial and IT audit and security experience. Tim is a CPA (California), a CISA, and a CISSP.



Rich Gann

Rich Gann works for PwC as an Advisory Cyber Risk Professional based in San Diego. He has over 25 years experience as an information security practitioner delivering on commercial and federal engagements. A majority of his experience in the DoD/federal space focused on NIST based assessments. His experience has also focused on IT testing, vendor management, configuration management, assessments, physical and environmental controls, and assisting external agencies develop contract bids and solicitations. Mr. Gann’s consulting experience also includes risk avoidance, third party, mitigation, and design and development. Also, he teaches for a few local colleges focusing on cyber security, compliance, and IT systems.

His certifications include CISA, CISM, CISSP, C|EH, CCNA, is CNSS Certified and is a Navy and Marine Corp Validator. He is working on his PhD in Organization Psychology, has an MBA, an MA in Management and a BS in IT.



Lucy Maxwell, CISA, ITIL Foundation

Lucy has more than fifteen years of experience in the audit field, five as a specialized IT Auditor working for two of the Big Four global public accounting firms, and the rest working for both for profit and non-for profit organizations, including healthcare, and the IT services industries. Currently, Lucy is a Manager in the Advisory Services group at RiSK Opportunities, Inc., a local consulting firm which provides audit, governance, and compliance services to clients.



Matthew Trentler, CISSP, CISM

Matthew  is currently a Cloud Security Leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the Global Security, Risk, & Compliance (SRC) professional services practice.  He has over 18 years of industry experience & 12 active certifications.  Prior to AWS, Matt led the cyber security team at Dolby in San Francisco preceded by practicing security around the globe at Qualcomm.  He has held management & senior technical roles at Amazon, Qualcomm, Dolby, Wells Fargo, Raymond James Financial, and others. 

Matt has extensive international experience building and leading security programs throughout the US, Asia, & Europe; focused on architecture, cloud, supply-chain, and incident response.  As a leader, a builder, and a trusted advisor, he enjoys (coincidentally) conducting security research, experimenting and building in the cloud, and exploring new technologies.

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