Tony Spinelli is Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer for Equifax, Inc. In this role, Mr. Spinelli oversees five global organizations to include Security Compliance & Risk, Security Operations, Physical Security, Security Engineering, and Investigations and Fraud. He has responsibility for the global security, regulatory compliance, and risk posture of Equifax.
Prior to joining Equifax, Mr. Spinelli was Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for First Data Commercial Services. Previous to First Data, he was a National Director at Ernst & Young's Security and Risk practice, where he was also a founder of eSecurityOnline, an Ernst & Young Ventures Company.
With deep industry expertise, Mr. Spinelli was honored to be appointed as a member of the Board of the U.S Department of Defense. He also maintains an external presence on corporate advisory boards of leading information security companies and is a member of CredAbility’s Board of Directors.
His extensive knowledge of emerging trends in technology and the security industry has afforded him various honors, speaking, and research opportunities. In 2009, Mr. Spinelli received the Security 7 Award, from Information Security Magazine, for his break-through contributions to security in the financial services and banking industry. Mr. Spinelli has been quoted by several top-tier media outlets, including Bloomberg, New York Times, Dow Jones, InformationWeek, Computerworld, Washington Post and Forbes.
Mr. Spinelli earned a BS in Finance from Saint Louis University, and received his MBA in the Executive Program at Washington University. He maintains CISSP accreditation.