Todd Fitzgerald is the global Director of Information Security for Grant Thornton International responsible for providing strategic information security leadership for Grant Thornton member firms supporting 38,500 employees across more than 100 countries.
Todd ranked in the 2012 Top 50 Information Security Executives by,  authored the book, Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard, and co-authored the ISC2 Book ,CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success. Fitzgerald has spoken frequently and chaired national/international conferences for RSA, ISACA, CSI, ISSA, MISTI, COSAC, HIMSS, HIPAACOW, WHIMA, CMS, ISE Programs, EVANTA and others. Todd has earned the  CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, PMP, ISO27000, CIPP, CIPP/US, ITILv3f certifications.
He earned a MBA degree from Oklahoma State University, a BS degree from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and serves on the Board of Advisors to the College of Business Administration. Todd’s prior senior leadership positions with Fortune 500 firms included ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (National Government Services),  AstraZeneca (Zeneca), Syngenta, IMS Health, American Airlines and Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Todd has written 3 books on information security management and has contributed to a dozen others. Information Security Management, Leadership, Governance, Compliance, Regulations, Information Security Best Practices, FISMA, HIPAA, NIST, ISO27000, CISO.  Certified designations include CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, PMP, ISO27000, CIPP, CIPP/US, ITILv3f
Personal Interests
Rock concerts (has seen about 30 in past 6 years), musicals, Wisconsin Badger Football Games, Green Bay Packer Grames, Myers-Briggs and other Personality instruments are fascinating, study differences between the generation. Also enjoy travel and speaking in other countries.