To bolster its cybersecurity practice across the West Coast, including further expansion as well as the addition of propositions, West Monroe Partners has appointed Wayne Lee as its Chief Cybersecurity Architect. He brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the firm, most recently, as a Managing Principal at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, Wayne Lee worked at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, in his most recent role as a Managing Principal of the security and fraud detection firm’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Cyber Security team. He spent more than nine years with the firm, and was a founding member of its Verizon RISK E-Discovery team. He previously worked at Cybertrust as a Principal, at Ubizen where he was a Senior Security Consultant and at Winstar Communications where he was a Senior Systems Consultant.
Lee holds a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed the Department of Homeland Security ICS Cybersecurity Training.
Lee joins the firm’s Los Angeles office as its Chief Cybersecurity Architect, responsible for growing the firm’s West Coast practice as well as expanding its offerings in what is a rapidly changing and challenging environment – last year businesses across the globe lost an estimate $280 billion to cybercrime. The appointment sees more than 20 years of experience in the areas of in information security, strategic and tactical cybersecurity consulting, in both the public and private sectors, bolster the firm and its increasing client-based in the segment.
Remarking about the firm’s appointment of Lee, Senior Director Ken Siegman the head of West Monroe Partners’ Los Angeles office says, “As engaged consumers increasingly expect companies to interact with them in highly personalized ways through multiple channels, the secure management of customer data has become a critical imperative for many of our clients,” stated. “Wayne Lee’s background and expertise will be an extremely valuable asset to our clients as they seek a trusted advisor to help them navigate this ever-evolving landscape.”
About his new appointment to the firm, Lee says that he “shares West Monroe Partners’ philosophy that information security is not solely an IT problem and that security solutions must be right sized to fit the objectives of the business.” He adds that he is “excited” to join a team, that “seeks to create value for our clients through strategic cybersecurity initiatives and bring my expertise to help further develop our security offerings.”