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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer is the Director for Partner Engagement of the Cyber Readiness Institute. Ms. Brant is an experienced project manager and global policy advocate. Working extensively with many NGOs, multinational firms, industry groups, governments, and multilateral institutions, Ms. Brant drives global and national policy change that achieves commercial objectives.
Craig is Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org). He has extensive experience working with global value chain companies to better manage risks and improve compliance.
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.
Grace is Director of Member Engagement at the Cyber Readiness Institute. Most recently, she was an Associate on the Project Management team at First Avenue Partners, a global advisory and capital placement agent. Grace holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Lafayette College.