CSX, CISM, CGEIT, CDPSE, CIPP
Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Chris moved to the United States in 1979. Here, he studied Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Brockport in 1983. Following his move to New York City in 1985, Chris was appointed Director of Academic Computing at Pratt Institute, and in 1987 was recruited by the O’Connor Group for the position of Vice President of Information Technology.
In 1989 Chris started his own company — the Technology Management Group — focused on providing independent Strategic Consulting, Information Technology and Cybersecurity managed services. The firm further expanded its offerings in 2004 by investing in emedia – a prominent, award winning, and internationally acclaimed interactive software development firm – forming tmg-emedia. Today, tmg-emedia is one of the premier independent consulting firms in the country.
Over its history, tmg-emedia has had the privilege of working with several prestigious clients in various across industry sectors, and the non-profit world. A few examples include Allegaert Berger & Vogel, American Association of Advertising Agencies, The Atlantic Group, Bayer, Consumer Reports, Harvard Business Publishing, Highline Data, International Creative Management, Kapitus, Keller ISD, Kellogg, Kress Foundation, LaSalle Academy, Lenox Financial Advisors, National Institutes of Health, Oxford University, Charles Pratt & Company, Roosevelt Institute, Slate, Spire Capital, Summit Business Media, Time Out North America, Tonix Pharma, Ultramar, and Wind Point.
Chris is certified in Cybersecurity (CSX, CISM), Enterprise IT governance (CGEIT), Data Privacy Solutions Engineering (CDPSE), and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He is a member of several organizations including ISACA, IAPP, and ISSA. Chris’ book “Cybersecurity Program Development for Business: The Essential Planning Guide” was published to critical acclaim by Wiley in 2018. His second book “Privacy, Regulations, and Cybersecurity: The Essential Planning Guide” was also published by Wiley, to equal acclaim, in 2021. It is in these books that Chris created “cyberCTRL,” an industry-first, complete solution for businesses of all shapes and sizes providing all necessary expert services needed to protect assets, people, partners, vendors, and clients proactively and continuously against ever-evolving threats. Chris is also the co-author of “History of the Internet: 1843 to the Present” as well as a contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History” and the “Encyclopedia of New Media.”
Chris remains an active speaker and writer, and delivers workshops on a variety of topics, including Cyber Security, Privacy, Information Technology Strategy, Governance and Execution, and Digital and Business Transformation. Chris is particularly sought after by private industry, academic institutions and nonprofits for his ability to explain complex IT and cybersecurity topics in a plain, easily understood, and actionable language. He is currently the Chairman of The State University of New York at Brockport Foundation Board, as well as a Founding Board Member of One In Tech, an ISACA foundation promoting gender parity, equal access, and education in technology and cybersecurity. Chris also sits on the Tougaloo College Cybersecurity Advisory Board (TCAB), formed to support the research and development mission of Tougaloo College and that of other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
As the Chairman and CEO of tmg-emedia, he continues to lead the firm’s consulting practice focusing on strategy, governance, privacy, IT value creation and cybersecurity value preservation.