For over 4 decades, Wes has been building a successful career in Information Security. He is an award-winning professional and sought-after speaker. Wes was recruited by IBM in 1979 and based in Atlanta where he spent many years with the Fortune 50 legend. In 1996, Wes began his entrepreneurial journey by providing consulting and training services to Network Security clientele.
Wes was presented with an outstanding opportunity to work with Georgia’s Department of Revenue (DOR) in 2008. Throughout his tenure, he has fulfilled many roles. Before his retirement in 2020, Wes was the Chief Information Security Officer and managed the DOR Office of Information Security. Following his retirement from the State, Wes accepted a position as the Chief Information Security Officer and the Director for the Government Sector with Needling Worldwide, LLC. There he manages and conducts CMMC and NIST-based audits and assessments as well as vCISO services.