CRITICALSTART Leadership

George Jones
Chief Information Security Officer

In his role as the CISO, George will define and drive the strategic direction of corporate IT, information security and compliance initiatives for the company, while ensuring adherence and delivery to our massive growth plans. George was most recently the Head of Information Security and Infrastructure at Catalyst Health Group, responsible for all compliance efforts (NIST, PCI, HITRUST, SOC2) as well as vendor management for security-based programs. George brings more than 20 years of experience with technology, infrastructure, compliance, and assessment in multiple roles across different business verticals.

 

Recently as Chief Information Officer and Founder of J-II Consulting Group, a security & compliance consultancy, George was responsible for the design and implementation of security and compliance programs for various organizations. He also delivered programs to implement Agile methodologies, DevSecOps programs, and Information Security Policy and Procedure Plans.  During his time at Atlas Technical Consultants, George drove multiple M&A due diligence and integration efforts, consolidating nine acquired business units into a single operating entity, enabling the organization to leverage greater economies of scale and more efficient operations.

 

George has broad and deep experiences in infrastructure, security, and compliance roles with a history of building sustainable processes and organizations that enable scaling for growth.  

 

George grew up in Austin and is a recent transplant to the Plano area. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University.

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