Vincent Grimard

Chief Security Officer
Nelnet
Currently serving as the Chief Security Officer for Nelnet, Vincent is responsible for all enterprise-based and localized security initiatives. Major successes have been the implementation of a comprehensive and effective security awareness program, the creation of a centralized information security policy methodology spanning multiple regulatory areas (ISO, FFIEC, PCI, NIST), and most importantly a highly efficient, productive, and well balanced team. Vincent maintains a trifecta of experience that is centered on managing and securing information technology environments, auditing those environments against multiple industry standards, and then growing and securing those environments into enterprise-based regulatory compliant platforms. Prior to Nelnet, Vincent managed, secured, and audited information technology and security environments for many industry leaders such as First Data Corporation / Microsoft, Navigant International, AIMCO and Harland Financial Solutions. Spending time as a professional in both information technology and audit has allowed Vincent to stay familiar with today's solutions, allowing him to realize results that are aligned with the strategic directives of the business and effectively work from the start. Vincent holds CISSP, CISA, CISM, and CIPP certifications, and in his downtime he volunteers as a firefighter / EMT for his community, and participates with Junior Achievement.