As the Chief Information Security Officer of SparkPost, Steven leads all aspects of SparkPost’s security initiatives, bringing more than 20 years of experience in enterprise-level information security and advanced network warfare. Prior to joining SparkPost, Steven was Director of Security Engineering and Operations for ServiceNow where he was responsible for building the security ecosystem to defend ServiceNow’s cloud environment from intrusion and exploitation.

During his previous tenure, Steven was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army commanding a Cyber Defense Battalion, providing defensive cyber operations for the United States Pacific Command and US Army Pacific Forces. He was deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and numerous cyber contingencies across the globe. Steven is known in the industry for his work with the SEI Computer Emergency Response Team at Carnegie Mellon University, aiding in the development of courseware and training tools for cyber professionals. In 2005, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.