Gavin Grounds
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Gavin Grounds

Executive Director: Governance, Risk & Compliance
Gavin Grounds is Executive Director at Verizon, leading Governance, Risk & Compliance as part of the executive leadership team of Corporate Information Security. Gavin joined Verizon in 2018 to transform the information risk management function and to finalize and structure the overall cyber security strategy. He now leads GRC and Third-Party Risk Management.

Gavin is a pioneer in Cyber Risk Quantification, having designed and operationalized highly-scalable, automated, business-centric quantification methodologies and processes.

Previously, Gavin was CISO for Global Delivery at DXC and at Hewlett Packard, he built and led a 1,800-strong global security function servicing its Enterprise Services business.

Gavin is a Chartered Engineer, CITP, CISSP, CDPSE, Fellow of BCS (Chartered Institute for IT) and USA Section Chair, and President ISACA Austin Chapter.

Gavin is a runner, having raced more than ten full and half marathons recently. He is a fundraiser for charities for children, suicide prevention and eradicating poverty.
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