Erik Friebolin partners with Security and Risk Management leadership to help them achieve key initiatives. He contextualizes Gartner Insight for client organization based on industry, organizational attributes and constraints. He also advises clients based on more than 20 years of professional experience in the area of Information Security, Compliance and Risk. Mr. Friebolin comes to Gartner with more than 20 years of industry experience in a variety of organizations. The majority of Mr. Friebolin's security experience is working with organizations to build and/or mature their Information Security Program. Mr. Friebolin has experience in both the public and private sectors including state government, retail, healthcare and financial services. Mr. Friebolin's strengths are in developing, assessing and managing information security program components to include strategic planning, governance program development, policy development and management, risk management program implementation and management, and developing and assessing regulatory and framework compliance requirements. Mr. Friebolin holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Kennesaw State University, and his MBA from University Tampa. Mr. Friebolin maintains several industry accreditations including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Leader in Verizon's Enterprise Solutions (VES) Global Governance, Risk and Compliance practice responsible for development and delivery of risk analysis, risk mitigation, and security program development services across global customer base. Presales and postsales customer management focusing in the retail, healthcare and financial services sectors, including proposal/SOW development, ongoing engagement management, and project profitability. Provided leadership/mentoring and development of U.S. based consulting team.