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- Trevor Odell is a veteran Security Executive with over 30 years of experience across multiple industries. He started his career on Wall Street at a niche software as a service firm working with Senior Executives and Partners at a majority of the investment banks on both their Equity and Fixed Income trading desks. Following his four year stint on Wall Street, he moved to a Global Specialty Chemical company with operations in seven countries providing Network Security and Network Architecture services. After five years there honing his skills, he moved to Pitney Bowes, a leading global provider of postal services including postage meters, mail integration solutions and allied enabling technologies. After more than a decade with Pitney Bowes, Mr. Odell relocated to the Washington, DC Metro Area to work for BAE Systems, Inc. one of the top five Global Aerospace and Defense companies with operations in over 10 countries. Most recently he was the Director of IT Security and Information Assurance with BAE Systems, Inc. In that role he was responsible for overseeing IT Security and CI Operations at the headquarters level with a focus on Strategic Risk Management.
- His work included FOCI Mitigation and Governance, IT Security Governance, Counterintelligence, Cyber Risk Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Insider Threat Management and the protection of Customer – Company – and National Security Information.
His leadership and professional integrity at the Secret Service were recognized by numerous awards including two Distinguished Presidential Rank Awards, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s Award and the Department’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.
Prior to becoming a Secret Service Special Agent Mr. Sullivan was a Special Agent with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General for Investigations.
- In this role, he partnered with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) in the Counterintelligence Partnership with Cleared Industry program (CPCI). As a key member of the partnership, he ensured the voice of industry was heard and recommendations were considered objectively by the agency.
- Mr. Odell developed and produced an Open Source Intelligence brief on a monthly basis for the Board of Directors, C-Suite executives and select US Government Agencies identifying risks and activities observed originating from multiple Nation/States that impacted the company he worked for, its Programs, Technologies and Products to provide situational awareness and develop mitigation strategies.
- Although his work was primarily Governance and Strategic in nature, Mr. Odell worked across business areas and corporate functions to ensure business initiatives provided appropriate and pragmatic levels of protection to information, systems and services to minimize risk to the company’s information and information entrusted to the company by its Customers, Suppliers and Government Agencies/Services while maximizing the ability of BAE Systems, Inc. to operate efficiently and effectively. To achieve this oversight and governance over information he participated in multiple internal working groups as a voting member, and was a key member of the Corporate Insider Threat Steering Committee. As part of the Legal function, he regularly reviewed contract Terms and Conditions, Master Service Agreements and Security Questionnaires to ensure necessary Security Obligations and Controls were present.
- Mr. Odell is currently a member of the Government Security Committee (GSC) as an Outside Director for a Canadian firm operating in the United States under a Special Security Agreement with the United States Government.
- Mr. Odell has spoken at security conferences on subjects ranging from “Strategies for the protection of Personally Identifiable Information”, “Cloud Security”, FOCI Mitigation Strategies” and most recently “Using Open Source Intelligence for Reconnaissance Analysis”.
- In his career he has worked under an alphabet soup of regulatory requirements including - PCI-DSS, GLBA, HIPAA, PIPEDA, CANSPAM, EU Data Privacy, FDIC, BASEL II, Sarbanes Oxley, and most recently the Laws and Regulations governing the protection of Classified and Controlled Unclassified Information, NIST standards and the new CMMC controls, Sensitive PII and GDPR.