Ariel is a technology and security executive with over 25 years experience in the field dealing with information risk and security related issues impacting companies. He has in-depth experience addressing the complex business and compliance related problems faced by businesses today. He has designed and implemented cyber security programs for large global companies and has led teams in assessing, designing, implementing, and testing the security and control environments for global companies across all industry sectors.
Ariel is currently the CISO for First Quality Enterprises (FQE), a global privately-held company with nearly 5,000 employees. Headquartered in Great Neck, NY, FQE are leading manufacturers of non-discretionary consumer products and market leaders that offer a diversified and complete product offering of high-quality private-label and branded products. Prior to joining First Quality as its CISO, Ariel was a director at PwC. Ariel is also a certification board member for the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).