American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. announced that Steve Krameisen has joined the firm as chief information security officer (CISO).
"Steve comes to the table with a tremendous amount of broker/dealer (B/D) and wealth management experience," said CEO Lon T. Dolber. "We're fortunate to be in the unique position of having a CISO on board with a career background that's incredibly specific to the financial services industry. I have always had a lot of confidence in him; he fits right into AP's culture with a ‘roll-up-your-sleeves, let's get it done' attitude. Overseeing the dedicated resources currently in place in this critical area, Steve will efficiently manage the rapid influx and subtle nuances of information security, protecting our infrastructure and assets, as well as working with our affiliated financial advisors, business partners and the investing public."
In his role as CISO, Krameisen leads information security and works within the firm's technology area as an executive-level manager, directing all information security initiatives around strategy, operations and the budget in the protection of AP's enterprise information. Krameisen's information security responsibilities span infrastructure, data and applications, customers and vendors, as well as the policies and procedures applicable to the enterprise's security.
Krameisen has more than 35 years of FinTech experience, with specificity to the financial services industry. Early in his career, he served as the CIO and managing director for Nathan & Lewis Securities, an independent broker/dealer and Insurance General Agency to MetLife / New England Financial. It was there that Krameisen first met Dolber; Nathan & Lewis founder, as well as current American Portfolios Holdings, Inc. (APH) Advisory Board Member, Jay Lewis; and its then executive vice president and COO Tom Wirtshafter, who once served as AP's president before moving into his current role in surveillance.
Since 2018, Krameisen had been providing his consulting services to AP through Wealth Tech Consultants, LLC, a firm he formed in 2015.