As the Vice President Compliance and IT Security of SparkPost, James leads all aspects of SparkPost’s IT Security and IT Compliance initiatives, bringing 20 years of experience in IT Security, IT Audit and Data Compliance. He has held leadership roles at some of the world’s largest public and private international companies across multiple industries ranging from manufacturing and leasing to entertainment/hospitality to high tech. Prior to joining SparkPost, James was Director of IT Security and Compliance for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts where he was responsible for IT Security, IT Risk & Governance and IT Compliance programs such as PCI DSS and GDPR.

James has broad experience in the IT Security and Compliance space including disaster recovery/BCP, application and database security, cloud security architecture and design, telecommunications, network security, international data governance, IT Risk and IT forensic investigations. James has also consulted in the public and private sector internationally and spoken nationally on many IT Risk related topics, emerging technologies as well as helped organizations undergo business related IT transformation where security and compliance were a focus.