Anthony Andrew Announces Technology Executive Appointment

August 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Anthony Andrew, LLC announces that Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.(NYSE: ACS) has named Christopher Leach senior vice president and chief information security officer, overseeing the development and execution of policies that protect the private and sensitive information of the company's clients, employees, and business partners. He reports to Tom Burlin, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining ACS, Leach served as senior vice president and chief information security officer for First Horizon National Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee, where he implemented a security strategy for that company's 500 branch banks in more than 43 states. He also developed a risk-based approach to security assessment and remediation and worked interdepartmentally to balance the overall risk of the enterprise.

Following seven years as managing partner of Leach Consulting & Accounting in San Diego, Leach began his IT risk career as national director of IT risk for Grant Thornton LLP, a Chicago-based accounting, tax, and business advisory firm. He entered the financial services industry in 2001, joining Bank One Corporation as senior vice president and chief technology officer, IT risk management. Following JPMorgan Chase's acquisition of Bank One in 2004, Leach became senior vice president and director of global security operations and identity management, where he was responsible for identity management initiatives for 170,000 employees and contractors and more than 20,000 key business partners.

The author of several articles for both accounting and information security-related publications, Leach has conducted seminars and served as a keynote speaker at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. He was also twice recognized by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession.

Leach has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University, where he also undertook postgraduate studies in information technology.

About Anthony Andrew, LLC

Anthony Andrew, LLC is a Dallas based retained search firm. Specialization includes Information Technology, Business Process Outsourcing, Sales and Marketing, and Human Resources.