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Bill Brown

SVP & CISO - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Bill Brown was formerly Chief Information Officer & CISO at Veracode, a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Application Security.  He is responsible for making Information Security, Platform Operations, IT and Systems Engineering strategic assets in scaling Veracode’s SaaS platform. Bill has more than 25 years of management experience in Information Technology, Information Security, M&A Technology Integration, SaaS Operations, DevOps, Operations/Logistics and Compliance including FedRAMP, SOC2, SOC3.

In 2010, Bill was recognized as a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader, an award that recognizes outstanding technology professionals who have successfully aligned technology with overall business goals to advance their company’s critical IT initiatives.

Prior to joining Veracode, Bill was CIO at Avid where he and his team provided operational support for Avid's cloud offerings as well as maintained the continued alignment of information systems and business strategies to ensure the highest level of operational effectiveness.  Before Avid, Bill was at Iron Mountain where he served in several senior leadership roles, including CIO, and he has more than 25 years of management experience in information technology, operations/logistics and electronic commerce.

He was a co-founder and executive vice president of PCs Compleat, a PC retailer/distributor acquired by CompUSA and has also held senior management positions at PC Connection, Send.com, JWP/Businessland and Merisel.

Bill holds a MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics from Bridgewater State College.