Biography

Gerald is the Chief Security Officer for Demandware, a Salesforce Company. In this role, he is responsible for security of all assets of the company, as well as leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive information security governance and management framework. He is also the acting Chief Privacy Officer and Data Protection Officer for Demandware’s German subsidiary.

Gerald is also a member of the Infragard Member Alliance Boston Chapter Board of Directors and the IT Sector Chief. He is currently also Chairman of the Information Systems Advisory Committee (ISAC) of Burlington, MA.

In his prior position at MITRE, Gerald was a Principal Information Security Engineer with focus on securing web services, information assurance, and identity management technology and applying these technologies in the context of complex government environments. In this role he worked closely with technical standards communities, business partners and suppliers, as well as senior representatives of MITRE’s government sponsors.

Gerald worked before for Sun Microsystems, Inc. in various roles, including the Business Alliances Group of Sun’s Chief Technologist’s Office. Earlier at Sun he was one of the principal engineer working on strategy and technology evaluation of Sun’s competitors. This included an intense long-term collaboration with internal and external legal counsel on anti-trust and intellectual property subjects.

He holds a Master of Science degree in theoretical physics.