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Brian Klenke

Under Paul’s direction at Fifth Third, his team tackled several major security initiatives including the development of a Vulnerability and Compliance Management program as well as established and Incident Response team. Paul’s technical expertise and leadership enabled us to very quickly establish formalized processes and bring in the necessary technologies to implement these key programs. Paul was also instrumental in developing policies, standards, and procedures aligned across the numerous standards that regulate the financial services industry such as ISO 17799/27001, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards. Paul was a strong advocate for his team and insisted upon integrity and teamwork in all things we did. Paul heavily influenced my move into a leadership position and acted as a mentor and coach, helping me to develop executive presence, clear communication skills, and other essential leadership traits. I would not hesitate to work with Paul again in the future and believe he would be an asset to any Information Security program, especially in the areas of leadership and strategy.

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