5 New Security Executives Announced


Steven Salar – Nonprofits Insurance Alliance’s New Chief Risk Officer

As Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Steven Salar brings more than 25 years of experience leading risk, compliance and claims. He will be responsible for compliance, risk management, internal audit, employment risk consulting, loss control and member support.

Salar has held executive positions at Bank of America, QBE Insurance Group, Farmers Insurance, State Farm and AIG. Congrats!


Mike Jones – Zortex’s New CISO

As CISO of Zortrex, Mike Jones, former U.S. military intelligence expert and reformed internet hacker, will play a key role in the launch of cybersecurity education, consulting and threat risk assessment services.

Jones will design and deliver a comprehensive set of security services, including military-grade security awareness training, pentesting, threat intelligence and vulnerability assessments, designed to help organizations and public sector agencies better address data security in an ever-changing threat landscape. Congrats!


Ed Wegener – Oyster Consulting’s New Managing Director, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Ed Wegener brings a deep knowledge of compliance, risk management and supervisory controls requirements and best practices for broker-dealers and alternative trading systems to his new role.

Prior to joining Oyster, Wegener served as a Senior Vice President and Midwest Regional Director for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He was a member of the team that developed FINRA’s risk-based examination program, and he developed and managed FINRA’s first Digital Asset and Cybersecurity examination programs. Congrats!


Derek Fuller – Alamo College's New Police Department Chief

Derek Fuller, a 25-year law enforcement veteran and former chief of the FBI Police Department, will enhance the professionalism of the Alamos College Police Department and focus on law enforcement and community relations.

Fuller began his law enforcement career as an officer with the police department in Santa Rosa, Calif., after serving as a naval flight officer in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his flight duties, he served as the training officer, Chief Security Officer and Public Information Officer during his service in the Navy. Congrats!


Bryan W. Lynch – RANE’s New Executive Director of Safety and Security

Brian W. Lynch, a former FBI agent with leadership experience in security, risk, law enforcement and anti-terrorism, is the new Executive Director of Safety and Security at RANE (Risk Assessment Network + Exchange).

Lynch brings nearly four decades of senior management and executive level experience in the fields of law enforcement, safety and security to an already extensive team of industry professionals at RANE. Previously, Lynch served as Head of Global Security at Vanguard, where he designed and executed the firm’s enterprise-wide Eight Phase Global Security Program, as well as a 24/7 global operational model responsible for the identification, analysis, response and resolution of security incidents. Congrats!

In his role, Mike Convertino will collaborate with Arceo's Insurance carriers, brokers and companies to provide insurance strategies that maximize a company's resilience in the face of an attack, decrease damage to the business and reduce losses. He previously was CISO at Twitter and Crowdstrike and CTO of the Security Product Group at F5 Networks. Congratulations, Mike!