June 2008 - Alumni Spotlight - John Giordano

This alumni spotlight was originally shown in the June 2008 IEM Newsletter.

June’s featured IEM alumnus is John Giordano, Vice President – Information Security with SunGard. John has been with SunGard since 1989, serving in five different roles over his distinguished career. In his current role, John finds himself managing the information security program for SunGard Financial Systems North American MIS operation.

As you might imagine, John has a passion for security. He holds two professional certifications including; CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and GSEC (SANS Security Essentials Training). John is also a member of several industry groups and associations including the Birmingham based InfraGard.

Having graduated last month, John is a member of the newest class of IEM alumni. John states that the greatest value he received from the program was learning to re-evaluate yourself as a company. He now looks at the value proposition that he brings to his employer. In addition John learned that he doesn’t have to hit a homerun, i.e. the next Google, in order to start a rewarding and profitable business.

John is married with three kids, two sons and a daughter. He takes a very active role in supporting his children, coaching his daughter’s soccer team, and shuttling everyone to and fro practice. John’s eldest son is about to graduate from high school and they are currently heavily involved in the college search. John has a number of hobbies including rock climbing, scuba diving, and snow skiing.

John, being the entrepreneur that he is, owns a condo in Mexico Beach, Florida. He and his wife self manage the property and its website http://www.sunbeachfun.com The website features additional properties in the area as well as all the info that you would need to book a stay.

Join John on LinkedIn.