David has over 30 years Information Technology and Security experience and is the VMware Tanzu Global Field CISO. David came to VMware/Pivotal from a stealth startup bank where he was CISO responsible for building the complete security program for a startup FDIC-regulated bank. Before the bank startup, David was co-founder of ZZ Servers a provider of hybrid cloud managed security and hosting focusing on businesses needing PCI, HIPAA, and other security solutions. David saw the need to create ZZ Servers after spending years as a PCI QSA and Penetration tester working with companies such as Virgin Mobile, Williams Sonoma, Wells Fargo Bank, US Marine Corps, and Kayak.com. As an industry leader, David also gives his time back and volunteers with and speaks at industry events such as Security BSides and is co-founder and Board member of Security BSides Charleston, a 501c3 just finishing its 8th year providing information security training to the local Charleston community.