Leadership Meet our Team
Tim Satterfield, CEO, is an experienced business owner, executive, and publishing expert. Prior to joining CISO Executive Network as CEO, Tim was CEO of NSC, Inc. (d/b/a Sabera), a Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) solutions provider. Tim brought to this position expertise in compliance content delivery, having served as President & CEO of Thompson Publishing Group in Washington, DC, a leading compliance publisher. At Sabera, Tim led the development of the company’s flagship Compliance TotalView™ solution, a multi-regulatory GRC software framework through which any type of compliance information can be delivered and managed effectively. While there, he worked with Bill Sieglein.
Tim has more than 30 years’ experience in the professional publishing industry. Prior to his experience at Thompson, Tim served as President & CEO of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) Education, a leading publisher for health science education and health professionals. LWW is an operating company of Wolters Kluwer NV, a multi-domestic publishing company headquartered in Amsterdam and active in 26 countries.
Tim resides on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, where he enjoys outdoor activities and the dry mountain climate.
Bill Sieglein, Founder, is an expert advisor in the area of cybersecurity, information risk management, privacy and governance. He has directed security programs for numerous companies and has overseen the professional services organizations for security consulting firms. Bill served as the Chief Security Officer for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) the organization established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Bill's career started in the US intelligence community where he pioneered the certification and accreditation process for the CIA and vastly improved information security awareness training at the NSA.
Bill can put security into context, making information security complexities understandable. In addition to his work moderating roundtable and webinars, he appears on local radio and television commenting on incidents involving data security and privacy.
Bill is an accomplished author with numerous credits, including a book entitled, "Security Planning & Disaster Recovery" by McGraw-Hill and many articles for CXO Media (CSO Magazine), CMP publications, Business Security Advisor Magazine, and others.
Bill lives with his family in Baltimore, Maryland.
Andy Land, General Manager, joined the CISO Executive Network in July 2016 to grow our network coverage in the Midwest and West. Andy has helped grow our network from 11 to 24 chapters. He currently manages and moderates 12 chapters.
Prior to the CISO Executive Network Andy worked with security and privacy leaders to solve identity and access management, cloud security, data security, and privacy problems. He built and led product management and marketing teams at IBM Security, UnboundID, and Sun Microsystems. He spent a good chunk of his career leading teams that were making identity and access management solutions the reality they are today.
He is an accomplished speaker having spoken on IAM, data security, and privacy at conferences such as the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, European Identity and Cloud Conference, Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit, and the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.
Andy started his career as a US Navy officer serving on the USS Nicholson (DD-982) out of Charleston, South Carolina. He served as Communications Officer and then Main Propulsion Officer in his 3.5 years on the destroyer.
Andy lives in Austin, Texas. His passions besides cybersecurity include scuba diving, watching his favorite sports teams, and spending time with his family and dog at home. He participates in a group very similar to our network called Austin Marketing Executives Network where he shares his experiences with his peers in Austin. So, peer to peer networking is in his blood.
Franklin Kessler, our newest General Manager, joined CISO Executive Network in November of 2021 to develop and build CISOExecNet Chapters in the West.
Prior to CISO Executive Network Franklin spent nearly 14 years building communities of CIOs & CISOs across North America for Evanta, a Gartner Company. His guiding principle was and is... ”Collaboration is the key to economic prosperity.”
Franklin is an articulate and passionate speaker who founded his own voiceover business Frankly Speaking Voice Over in 2019 and enjoys moderating discussions with audiences ranging from the C-Level to entry level professionals.
Franklin spent 9 years with Costco Wholesale’s information technology division where he started as a technical trainer and moved into IT management roles from Technical Help Desk and PC Desktop support to IT Purchasing and IAM.
Franklin lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife and two teenage children. In addition to his passion for building C-Level relationships and communities, he loves spending time with his family supporting his children's sports careers, camping and traveling throughout the NW, and scuba diving in tropical locations.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Carson O’Keeffe, Director of Sales and Marketing, joined the CISOExecNet team in 2019 to grow our sponsorship program. Carson has helped increase vendor engagement by over 30%, and introduced dozens of new vendors to our CISO members. She also handles event logistics with both our vendors and members, and is committed to fostering a strong sense of community and kinship in the cybersecurity world.
Carson has a varied background with a focus on human-centric positions. Her last title was Director of Operations with Drama Studio, a non-profit organization serving creatively inclined youth in Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to that, Carson worked in both recruiting and business development for a variety of staffing agencies.
With a degree in Mental Health and several years' experience as a birth doula, Carson loves to support others in reaching their goals.
In her free time, Carson is a singer-songwriter, amateur woodworker, avid artist, and best friend to a small white poodle named Luna.