Cyber Readiness Institute Leadership

The Cyber Readiness Institute is led by prominent business leaders and experts in cybersecurity. These leaders collaborate with small businesses to ensure our tools are current and respond to the needs of small businesses.

The Co-Chairs

CRI Samuel J Palmisano, Chairman of the Center for Global Enterprise

Samuel J. Palmisano

Samuel J. Palmisano is Chairman of the Center for Global Enterprise. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM until January 2012. He also served as Chairman of the company until October 2012. Under his leadership, IBM achieved record financial performance, becoming a globally integrated enterprise.

CRI Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard

Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga is chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. He will become executive chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2021. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2009, he was Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Asia and served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

CRI Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella is the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Since joining in 1992, he has held a variety of roles, including Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group before becoming CEO. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Starbucks.

CRI Leadership Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce from June 26, 2013 until January 20, 2017. She is a civic and business leader with more than 25 years of experience in real estate, hospitality, senior living, and financial services.

The Institute Leaders

CRI Kiersten Todt, Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute

Kiersten Todt

Managing Director

Kiersten is Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute. Most recently, she served as  Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and collaborated with CRI’s Co-Chairs to develop the concept for the Institute. She is also a non-resident scholar at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security.

CRI Leadership Monica Consiglio

Monica Consiglio

Chief Financial Officer, The Cyber Readiness Institute

Monica is Chief of Staff & Data Protection Officer of the Center for Global Enterprise and CFO of the Cyber Readiness Institute.  She is also the Vice President of Mercator, XXI, a professional services firm helping clients engage the global economy. She brings over 20 years of experience in human resources, operations and program management.

CRI Ira Sage, Director of Communications for the Cyber Readiness Institute and Vice President, Global Learning Initiatives for the Center for Global Enterprise

Ira Sager

Director, Communications and Media Relations

Ira is Director of Communications for the Cyber Readiness Institute and Vice President, Global Learning Initiatives for the Center for Global Enterprise. He has over three decades of editorial experience, including several senior editorial roles in 21 years with BusinessWeek and Bloomberg Businessweek.

CRI Christopher Caine, President of the Center for Global Enterprise and President & CEO of Mercator XXI, LLC

Christopher Caine

The Center for Global Enterprise Executive Sponsor

Chris is President of the Center for Global Enterprise. He is also President & CEO of Mercator XXI, LLC, a professional services firm helping clients engage the global economy. He has over 40 years of public policy and international management experience.

CRI Craig Moss, Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade

Craig Moss

Director, Content and Tool Development

Craig is a Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute and Executive Vice President of Ethisphere. He has extensive experience working with global value chain companies to better manage risks and improve compliance.

CRI Marion Lewis, Director of Outreach and Analytics at the Cyber Readiness Institute

Marion Lewis

Director, Outreach and Analytics

Marion is the Director of Outreach and Analytics at the Cyber Readiness Institute. She is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and previously worked for a technology consulting firm in Dallas. In addition to a strong academic background in public policy and technology, Marion brings private consulting and business experience.

Vivek Ghelani

Director of Operations and Programs

Vivek is the Director of Operations and Programs at the Cyber Readiness Institute. He has earned his Master’s degree from Lebow College of Business at Drexel university, with a major in Business Analytics and previously worked as a data analyst for an electric utility company. He has wide-ranging experience working with different stakeholders for global companies managing research and analytics programs to streamline work process and improve delivery time.

Lessie Longstreet

Global Director of Outreach and Partner Engagement

Lessie is Global Director of Outreach and Partner Engagement for the Cyber Readiness Institute. Most recently, she worked for a cybersecurity start-up, Nisos, as Chief of Staff and interim Director of Marketing. She also brings experience in working with new and emerging technology and cybersecurity companies from her previous role with an early stage venture capital firm.

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