John Montgomery


Senior IT Strategy and Security Leader 


Primary Responsibilities 

John specializes in IT strategy and advisory services, particularly in the areas of cyber-security, enterprise strategy, IT governance and project portfolio management.  John is able to fill CIO, CTO or CISO roles as required for higher education organizations. John has created NIST standard based security policies, strategies and roadmaps for multiple organizations, and has experience in ensuring compliance with PCI, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. His information technology knowledge and background spans multiple industries, with the last 8 years exclusively focused on higher education.  


Primary Areas of Expertise 

* IT Security Strategy, Policy, and Implementation  

* Data Classification, Data Privacy 

* Enterprise Application, Systems and Network Architecture 

* Project Portfolio Management 

* Risk Management 

* Multi-company partnerships and integrations (especially SaaS and hybrid cloud) 

* IT Service Management 

* Technology Strategy and Governance 

* Business Process Reengineering, Optimization, and Organizational Change Management 

* Strategic Account Management, Executive Communications 


Years of Experience 

* 8 years of Higher Education experience 

* Over 30 years of IT leadership across multiple regulated industries 


Institutions Served 

* Madonna University (CITO) 

* ITT Educational Services (CIO) 

* Department of Homeland Security – Federal Air Marshals 

* Department of Homeland Security – Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (ISSO) 

* Provalent, Inc. (VP, Infrastructure)

* Resort Condominiums International 

* Avantec (Director, Systems Development) 

* Eli Lilly 

* IBM 

* Lavoro Education Services 

* Pacers Sports & Entertainment 

* Department of Homeland Security – Transportation Security Administration (ISSO) 

* Powerway, Inc. (CISO) 

* Ernst & Young, LLP (Senior Manager)

* Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati (Program Manager)

* Dome Systems 

* The Associated Group 

* Lockheed Missiles & Space Company