Vaco names Michael Welch managing director of cybersecurity practice
Leader brings 20 years of expertise to talent and solutions firm cybersecurity division
CHICAGO – Nov. 21, 2019 – Vaco, a premier talent and solutions firm serving more than 40 markets around the globe, has named Michael Welch a managing director of its cybersecurity solutions practice.
Welch, a leader in cybersecurity and technology with nearly 20 years of experience in risk management, compliance, and critical infrastructure, will be responsible for supporting new business relationships and spearheading cybersecurity consulting initiatives for the company.
“Mike has a passion for advancing cybersecurity technologies across all organizations in multiple vertical markets and has the influence and knowledge to drive our teams to achieve greater success,” said Keith Hollender, managing director of Vaco’s cybersecurity practice. “His extensive background and experience will provide our clients the expertise and guidance in exceeding their cybersecurity goals.”
Welch previously served as global chief information security officer for OSI Group, a privately-owned food processing holding company that services some of the world’s best-known brands throughout 17 countries. In addition, he has worked with Burns & McDonnell, Duke Energy Corp. and Florida Power & Light, among other companies. He is an accomplished CISO, senior manager, and security consultant, leading teams of InfoSec engineers, architects, and analysts to deliver complex cybersecurity transformations that exceed compliance regulations.
In the coming weeks, Vaco’s cybersecurity practice will become part of MorganFranklin, a leading finance and technology advisory firm acquired by Vaco in August.