Jim Routh

Jim Routh

Board Member, Advisor & Investor, Former CSO, CISO



Jim Routh is currently on the Boards of Supply Wisdom, GrammaTech, Acceptto, and the Global Resiliency Federation. He is the former Board Chair for the Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (H-ISAC) where he served for five years and former Board member for the Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). He has presented to Boards and Board Committees (Technology & Governance, Audit Committees) for many public and private companies as the CISO or CSO, providing cyber security updates and education designed for board members over the past twenty years. Jim brings to the boards a vast business and technology background and is considered a digital and cyber security industry expert and thought leader. He has prepared and delivered several customized education sessions to Board members for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) based on leading cyber security practices. Jim is currently an advisor for Wiz, Devo, Securiti, Gurucul, Data Theorem, Cleer Security, Picnic, Tala, and Virsec. He serves in an advisory capacity and investor for cyber specific venture funds including: ClearSky, Syn Ventures, CyberStarts, Security Leadership Capital, and Rain Capital. Jim is an ICIT Fellow.

Jim has a long history in technology and cyber security as a leader and management consultant. He was formerly a cyber security leader for many large companies including:

  • MassMutual: CISO, May, 2019-Dec. 2020
  • CVS Health: CSO, Nov., 2018- April, 2019
  • Aetna: CSO, May, 2015-Nov., 2018- CISO, May 2013-May, 2015
  • JP Morgan Chase: Global Leader for Software & Mobile Security, Feb., 2010- May 2013
  • KPMG: CISO, July 2009-Dec. 2009
  • Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC): CISO, March 2005- May 2010
  • American Express: CISO Jul., 2003- Sept. 2004; VP Information Risk Management Aug. 2001-Sept. 2003; VP IT July 1998- Aug. 2001
  • American Management Systems, Inc.: Management Consultant, July, 1995- July., 1998
  • DMR Group, Inc.: Management Consultant, Jul 1988-June 1995

While at Aetna, Jim developed one of the most mature converged security programs in the private sector. Prior to that he served as an IT leader at American Express and a management consultant for over a decade for financial service firms.

Jim is a known icon in the cyber security industry. The awards he has received include the Santa Fe Group/Shared Assessments Lifetime Achievement Award, CSO Hall of Fame, ISE Luminary Award, SINET Impact Award, Evanta Break Away Leadership Award, Information Security Executive of the Year Award (twice), and BITS Leadership Award. He has published numerous white papers including:

Jim is recognized as an industry leader in digital transformations and innovation in cyber security practices using data science as a foundation for unconventional cyber security controls and enterprise resilience. He offers a board of directors keen insights on the alignment of business strategy with digital transformation in the consumer marketplace.