Brendan Welter

Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Data Officer

Brendan Welter is the Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Data Officer for Rockefeller Capital Management. Brendan has 20 years of leadership experience focused on building innovative cybersecurity and risk programs within diverse global businesses, including commercial, private and investment banking.

Before joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Brendan served as Chief Security and Technology Officer at Sterling National Bank, where he was responsible for cybersecurity strategy, resiliency, governance and enterprise-wide technology services at the bank. Prior to Sterling, Brendan spent seven years with Credit Suisse where he held a number of firm-wide roles leading cyber security, technology risk management and product management. Earlier in his career, Brendan held senior roles with Oliver Wyman Group and NERA Economic Consulting.

Brendan received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and his master’s degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Brendan was a Military-Business Fellow with the Madison Policy Forum focusing on national cybersecurity policy. He also served as a Chair of the CISO committee within the Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America (MBCA) focused on influencing federal policy, regulatory affairs and collaboration across commercial, digital and consumer banks in the U.S.