Roger Hale

CISO-in-Residence, YL Ventures

Roger Hale is YL Ventures' CISO-in-Residence. In this role, he imparts his 30 years of industry experience towards the firm’s due diligence process by vetting candidates and concepts in the pipeline and its value-add services to its portfolio companies.

Roger proactively supports the ideation processes of up and coming entrepreneurs, advises them on the industry’s greenfield opportunities, and helps YL Venture portfolio companies remove communication roadblocks with customers, refine their positioning, and validate their go-to-market strategies.

Previously, Roger directed and managed the global information security, risk, and compliance of some of hi-tech’s most notable players. Most recently, this included his position as VP and CISO at Informatica. Prior to this, he served as CISO at Inkling Systems, Senior Director of Security Architecture and Engineering at Symantec, and the first ISO at Brocade Communications.

Roger’s legacy in technology and information security extends across multiple verticals, including financial services, healthcare, eCommerce, biotech, and education. He has a proven track record of delivering effective strategies that align information lifecycle management with specialized business objectives, information assurance, and risk management.

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