Marqeta announced the appointment of Heather Gantt-Evans as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Gantt-Evans is a previous security and risk management leader at SailPoint, The Home Depot and Ernst & Young, and will be responsible for overseeing Marqeta’s global corporate and product security strategies.
Gantt-Evans joins Marqeta from SailPoint, an identity security software provider, where she served as the CISO and was responsible for designing the company's cybersecurity strategy and implementing methods to reduce business and product risk. Before SailPoint, she led security operations and cyber resilience for The Home Depot, and spent five years consulting Fortune 100 companies with Ernst & Young, sparking her interest in financial services. Gantt-Evans is also a US Army Reserves veteran, having served as an all-source threat intelligence analyst while supporting the Air Force Cyber Command, focusing on cyber threat intelligence and cyber fusion operations. Additionally, Gantt-Evans lends her expertise to multiple advisory boards and serves as the chairperson of Envision Radiology’s cybersecurity committee. In 2021, she was recognized as a Top Cybersecurity Leader by Security Magazine.