Mr. Pedro serves as a Senior Managing Director of the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Practice for Hardee Brothers. Since being an original founding member of Pricewaterhouse’s first tiger team in 1993 he has focused for almost 30 years on ethical hacking, proactive security, and incident response consulting. He has also applied this knowledge as the CISO for Instinet which at the time was the world’s third largest stock exchange, was a Senior Director of professional services at start-up - Foundstone Security, later purchased by McAfee, he also oversaw technology as the CIO of a multibillion dollar global asset management concern, and was CEO of start-up - Lodestone Security where he built a profitable business for Beazley, a London based insurer. His focus has been to proactively secure his clients, by preparing them for and responding to cyber security incidents such as ransomware, and managing the regulatory risk frameworks governing businesses of all sizes like NIST CSF and ISO as well as specific controls surrounding HIPAA and the European GDPR requirements.
Mr. Pedro attended Marquette University and the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.