About Brian Carroll

Made in California, assembled in Colorado.

Brian Carroll is an information security leader with over 17 years of progressive experience in information systems analysis, network design, and security engineering. Brian is a goal-oriented team player skilled in data protection, governance, risk management, and compliance.

Brian has extensive experience in resource, program, and project management within the banking/finance, defense, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. He has an accomplished record of bridging business and technology goals to deliver complex enterprise technology solutions. Brian has a proven ability to work with both technical and executive level staff, contributing as a trusted adviser and subject matter expert.

Brian is FVP, Information Security Manager – Threat Operations at Bank of Hope in Los Angeles, California. Previously, Brian was Principal Consultant at Cybersecurity Concepts, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Brian also served as Lead Senior Security Engineer at Sungard Availability Services. Prior to Sungard AS, Brian was a business consultant working for InteliSecure where he aligned client business priorities with critical data asset protection strategies.

From 2004 to 2010, Brian served in the U.S. Army as Senior Information Systems Analyst with 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). From 2010 to 2015, he served in the Colorado Army National Guard as Senior Information Technology Specialist with 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and from 2015 to 2016 served as Information Technology Team Chief with 147th Brigade Support Battalion.

Brian Carroll served three combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq where he specialized in building communications infrastructure and information technology resources in remote areas. During his free time in Afghanistan, Brian helped build, operate, and maintain a pirate radio network. Brian also conducted joint military training exercises in South Korea with the Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command where he led a special operations communications support team.

In 2011 Brian was a candidate for Colorado State House District 28, becoming the first openly gay service member to run for office since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). After losing the Democratic primary, he was appointed interim chair of the Veterans and Military Council for the Colorado Democratic Party.

Brian attended the University of Denver where he studied history and international security. He is a member of the Truman National Security Project, Internet Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Colorado Technology Association, and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Regimental Association.

Brian Carroll lives and works in Los Angeles, California.