A strategic thought leader with extensive expertise in security and cyber risk management, Jeffrey Wheatman is regarded as a foremost expert in guiding public sector clients and Fortune 500 companies in connection with their cybersecurity and risk management programs. Jeffrey’s history of working with clients to plan, grow, and transform their cyber risk management programs has been instrumental in ensuring organizations’ continued viability and health as they define short- and long-term expansion plans. Under Jeffrey’s guidance, board and C-level leaders are fortified with the best practice solutions to realize exceptional performance outcomes.
In his current capacity as SVP, Cyber Risk Evangelist at Black Kite, Jeffrey has been tasked with raising awareness of the enterprise-wide risk impacts of third party risk, both in the digital and traditional supply chain and supporting the strategic vision of the executive leadership team and investors.
Most recently, Jeffrey acted as a VP, Advisor with Gartner, the global strategic advisory firm, where he worked with clients to build and improve their security programs, assess risk, focus on reporting on program status, metrics, performance management, stakeholder engagement, executive communication, and bridging the connection between technology and security risk. Jeffrey guided leaders in selecting frameworks to run cyber programs in compliance with regulatory requirements and expectations of auditors and partners.
Jeffrey has extensive experience engaging with executive leaders and board members. Jeffrey has prepared security and risk leaders to present before a board; he has reviewed and advised on upwards of 500 board presentations and briefed 60+ boards of directors to understand their role in managing cyber risk.
For four years, Jeffrey served as the Chair of the North America Security and Risk Management Summit, Gartner’s 2nd largest conference with 4000+ annual attendees. As part of this high-profile effort, he guided the creation of the conference agenda comprising more than 150 presentations, 20 case studies, external keynote speakers, and 50 vendor sessions.