Leadership Lessons Learned and Preparing your CISO Successor – Dave Estlick – CSP #119

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Dave Estlick
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Dave Estlick is the Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill. With more than 25 years of experience, Dave joined Chipotle in 2019 and is responsible for the creation and governance of Chipotle’s global information security roadmap including security operations, asset protection, cyberrisk, intelligence and compliance, data loss, fraud defense and integrated cyber security architecture. With a collaborative approach to business and a passion for analytics, he leads a team of dedicated engineers, analysts, architects and project managers.

Prior to Chipotle, Dave was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Starbucks, where he led the global technology infrastructure and global cybersecurity organization, including the establishment of the Starbucks private cloud. Dave has also held executive leadership roles at PetSmart and Amazon.

Most recently, he was named to the CISOs Connect 2022 Top 100 CISOs list, was inducted into the 2020 CSO Hall of Fame, named to the 2020 Cyber Defense Award Top 100 CISO list and the 2020 HotTopics.ht and Forcepoint Global CISO 100 list. Dave sits on the Board of Advisors for Cyberstarts, Clear Sky and PCI Security Standards, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Internet Security Alliance, Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center, and Security Advisor Alliance.  Dave attended the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Science degree in business finance from Montana Tech.


Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.