Erik Prusch has become the new CEO of ISACA. As the organization’s CEO and board director, Prusch, who is based in the U.S. state of Washington, possesses extensive expertise in technology and leadership.
This is an exciting time for ISACA, as we have expanded globally, developed new tools and resources to help organizations thrive in a swiftly changing technology landscape, and become recognized as the global leader in digital trust, according to Pam Nigro, chair of the ISACA Board of Directors.
“Erik’s extensive tech and business leadership experience and skills will help drive ISACA forward and add value to the individuals and enterprises we serve.”
ISACA Welcomes New CEO Erik Prusch
Prior to joining ISACA, Prusch held the position of chief executive officer for Outerwall, Lumension, NetMotion Wireless, Clearwire, and Borland Software Corporation. He has served as a member of the board of directors for RealNetworks, WASH, Calero Software, and Keynote Systems.
Prior to his current position, Prusch was the chief financial officer for a number of public companies, including Identix and Borland, as well as divisions of public companies, including Gateway Computers and PepsiCo. His career began at Deloitte & Touche (formerly Touche Ross). Prusch has a bachelor’s from Yale University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Prusch stated, “The rate of technological change is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, making this a particularly challenging and exciting time for digital trust professionals and their organizations.”
“Throughout my career, I’ve guided organizations through metamorphosis, so it’s thrilling to join ISACA at this juncture. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we provide our members and customers with the resources they need to flourish in their professions and businesses.
ISACA is well-known for its internationally recognized certifications for digital trust professionals, such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) credentials, as well as the COBIT framework and the Capability Maturity Maturity Integration (CMMI).
In addition, the association established One in Tech, an ISACA Foundation, to promote equity and diversity in the technology industry. ISACA has 170,000 members in 188 different nations.