Mr. Sharpe is a long-time (+30 years) Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Digital Transformation expert with real-world operational experience. Unlike many people in this space, Mr. Sharpe has run business units and has influenced national policy. He has spent much of his career helping corporations and government agencies reap the rewards afforded by advances in technology (Digital Transformation) while mitigating cyber risk. This provides him a pragmatic understanding of the delicate balance between Cybersecurity, Operational Effectiveness, and Business realities. He began his career at NSA moving into the Management Consulting ranks building practices at Booz Allen and KPMG. He subsequently co-founded two firms with successful exits. He has participated in over 20 M&A transactions. He has delivered to clients in over 20 countries on 6 continents. Mr. Sharpe holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and Business from Columbia Business School. He is a published author, speaker, instructor, and advisor. He serves on industry forums and pays it forward as a mentor at an incubator.

Select Certifications:

Certified Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC)

Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)

NSA Information Systems Security INFOSEC Analyst

NSA Cryptologic Engineer

Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) - pending

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) - pending

Select Industry Activities:

Operational Resilience (OR) Task Force, Business Resilience Council (BRC), Global Resilience Federation (GRF)

Policy & Regulation Committee, Member, Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (Global DCA)

Mentor, Columbia (Univesity) Technology Ventures

Member of the Board of Advisors, BWG Strategy LLC