BBVA Compass Hires Fricke as Chief Information Security Officer

BBVA Compass named Brian Fricke its chief information security officer, where he will oversee the bank’s Information Security and Engineering Risk functions.

Fricke will be responsible for setting the bank’s enterprise information security policy and overseeing its information and cyber security risk functions for all its associated websites and systems.

His tenure in information security and risk management spans 18 years, and includes multi-faceted experience which he brings with him to this new role.

“Brian has deep experience in building information security initiatives across a multitude of organizations and military installations,” said BBVA Compass Head of Engineering Jorge Ortiz. “It’s clear from his vast experience and educational pursuits that information and cyber security are his passion. We’re thrilled that he’s bringing that trove of experience with him to this role that is vitally important for the bank and the customers it serves.”

Prior to his role at BBVA Compass, Fricke served in the same position for Bank Ozk, where he established a first of its kind information security program, and for the Military Sealift Command in Washington, D.C. He also had stints at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and USAID OIG and spent five years as a sergeant in the Marine Corps.

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