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IBM Strategy Director, Cloud, Cyber and Operational Risk in Austin, Texas


Promontory Financial Group ('Promontory'), an IBM Company, is a global leader in strategy, risk management, and compliance consulting. Promontory excels at helping clients resolve critical issues, particularly those with a regulatory dimension.

Our unique domain expertise, combined with IBM's world-class technology, allows us to resolve challenging national and cross-border issues in banking, securities, commodities, financial instruments, markets, digital assets, and insurance.

Promontory professionals have unparalleled regulatory experience and insight, and provide our clients with frank, proactive advice informed by best practices and regulatory expectations.

Promontory is a leading strategy, risk management, and regulatory compliance consulting firm focusing on the financial services industry. Our professionals, with deep expertise gained through decades of leadership at regulatory bodies, Fortune 100 corporations, and consultancies, help entities understand and implement global and national financial services regulation and risk and governance practices, and operate effectively.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Promontory Financial Group, LLC, an IBM Company is the premier consulting firm for financial services companies worldwide. Our senior professionals have served as partners of top law firms and leaders of financial regulators and global financial institutions, including positions such as general counsel or chief legal officer. Unlike many law and consulting firms, we focus upon a single core competency: mastery of U.S. and global financial regulation.


  • Lead project teams and work with financial services clients to assess their cloud strategies, information security/cybersecurity and IT risk management programs against industry best practices and regulatory requirements

  • Assist financial services clients with transitions to cloud computing platforms and help build compliant cloud governance programs

  • Provide regulatory and subject matter-specific guidance to clients

  • Lead the development of concrete, actionable roadmaps for improving information security/cybersecurity and IT risk management programs and achieving strategic initiatives (e.g., cloud transformation)

  • Interface with the client in the strategic design process to translate security and business requirements into technical designs and act as client's point of contact for engagement delivery on a daily basis and manage small teams dedicated to client delivery

  • Lead interactions with Executive Management and Board Members of clients and regulatory authorities

  • Support the professional development of mid-level and junior staff

  • Travel as required to client sites in the United States and internationally. Time spent traveling ranges from 30-100 percent

  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • Experience working in information security with a technical understanding of a range of enterprise IT architectures (e.g., web applications, databases, operating systems, server infrastructure, mobile devices, and networking technologies.

  • Third-party risk experience, including vendor due diligence

  • Working knowledge of information security controls, guidelines, and standards for financial institutions (e.g., NIST, FFIEC IT Examination handbooks, Cloud Security Alliance)

  • Working knowledge of fundamental cloud, security technologies and tooling, and secure software development lifecycle concepts

  • Understanding of international privacy and data protection regulations, such as CCPA, HIPPA, and GDPR

  • Superior writing and editing skills with the ability to construct well-founded, clear, and concise analyses and recommendations

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to lead and manage day to day aspects of engagement activities and an ability to work with clients

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to handle complex information, solve problems, and manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and within all levels of the organization

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and build teams

  • Strong reputation for integrity and ethics

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of consulting, financial services industry or government regulatory agency with an information security role

  • 10+ years experience in building and managing project teams to address complex issues in high pressure situations

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in computer science or a related field

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • MBA, JD or equivalent industry experience is preferred

  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, GIAC, CIPP/US or other security/privacy certifications preferred


About Business UnitFounded in 2001 by Chief Executive Officer Eugene A. Ludwig, former U.S. comptroller of the currency, Promontory became a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM in 2016.

Operating at the intersection of strategy, risk management, technology, and regulation, Promontory helps clients achieve their business goals through designing and implementing strategic initiatives, performing key functions, and managing regulatory, operational, and financial risks. We are a trusted partner to both financial and non-financial corporations and governing bodies. We work with boards of directors, senior management, business-line leaders and compliance professionals to help improve functions and business results.

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*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

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*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

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