Mark Gelhardt

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Mark started his career in the Army and retired as a Colonel. The pinnacle of Marks career he was nominated and selection to work at the White House as the CIO/CISO equivalent, supporting President Clinton, the VP, the White House Staff, and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications. Mark is a combat veteran.

Since retiring from the service Mark has held multiple leadership positions in IT and InfoSec. CIO/CSO for World Airways – the largest US wide body long-hall charter airline. CTO/Deputy CIO (over Global Operations) and CISO for InterCall – the world’s largest conferencing company. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for TravelClick – a Software as a Service company in the hospitality space. Consulted as the Interim CISO for the Georgia Lottery and NCR. Currently Mark is the VP, Technology Governance for US Bank/Elavon – Elavon is fifth largest credit card processor in the world.

Mark is the Author of “My Time in the Clinton White House” a book about Colonel Gelhardt’s time supporting the Commander-in-Chief, working with President Clinton Daily and about all the inside stories that you never hear about The White House, this book is available on Amazon. Mark’s honors include being a published author, a key note speaker, and panel member in the IT and InfoSec fields. Mark has been awarded CISO of the year finalist 2013, Global CISO of the year finalist 2014, and a National InfoSec Project award winner in 2013 and a finalist InfoSec Project award winner in 2015. Marks military honors include the Presidential Service Badge, the Legion of Merit, the Soldiers Medal (highest peace time valor award) and more.

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