As Chief Information Security Officer for LPL Financial, Mr. Powell is responsible for information security and cyber risk management activities, which includes; defining and managing the IT security policies and developing strategies for the application of technology to meet regulatory requirements.
Mr. Powell has more than 16 years information security and risk management experience with over 11 years in the financial services industry. He joined LPL Financial in 2015 from TIAA, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Security Operations, responsible for threat detection, incident response, investigations, and vulnerability management. During his tenure at TIAA, James built and led several teams/functions focusing on Cybersecurity and Risk Management disciplines. Earlier in his career, Mr. Powell spent six years with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as a senior information security advisor.