James King is SVP/CSO for Finicity and has more than 20 years of experience in security, compliance, technology, software development and staff management. During that time, King has held numerous leadership roles in technology and security management and has assembled an extensive track record of building successful security technology and technology teams in the financial, life sciences, retail and service provider fields.
King’s hands-on management style, combined with his deep knowledge of security, compliance, technology, software development, infrastructure, project management and operations, has been recognized for achieving goal-driven results in security, generating and retaining revenue, improving recruiting, developing talent, managing expenses and building customer, partner and vendor relationships.
Prior to joining Finicity, King served as CTO at CrowdEngine, SVP Global IT/Security and Technical Support at MasterControl, CIO/CTO of NexTalk and as CTO/CSO of Nelson Laboratories. He is a founding member of the Information Systems Security Association’s (ISSA) Utah chapter, a longstanding member of InfraGard and a Board member of the Association for Information Management (AIM). King speaks nationally and internationally on security and IT strategy topics.
King earned a certificate in criminology from the University of Utah, a bachelor’s in business administration with a specialization in IT management from American Military University, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and obtained his GIAC GSEC (Gold) certification via the SANS Institute.