Chad LeMaire has been hired as Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Echelon Risk + Cyber. LeMaire is a veteran who served in senior executive cybersecurity roles including the Air Force Special Operations Command, Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. As CSO, Chad will offer strategic advisory to clients and lead client-facing offensive and defensive security teams.

LeMaire is an accomplished senior cybersecurity executive and CIO with more than 30 years of experience leading large organizations and teams, as well as directing strategic cybersecurity efforts. He has held multiple senior level cybersecurity roles for large organizations where he identified cybersecurity gaps, authored strategies and implemented cybersecurity capabilities. 

LeMaire was a qualified cyber warfare officer in the U.S. Air Force, commanded the Air Force Blue Team and led cyber incident responses and vulnerability assessments on critical networks and systems within the Department of Defense. He pioneered the development of cyber protection teams and the concept of the Director of Cyber Forces within the Air Force. He also built and led small teams and large organizations which conducted offensive, defensive and cybersecurity operations.