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Chetan (Che) Bhatia

Chetan Bhatia is a Vice President within Stroz Friedberg’s Cyber Resilience practice where he helps clients proactively manage cyber risk. Chetan has over 20 years of experience in information technology, information security and information risk management and has a track record of delivering results in highly regulated industries such as investment banking, insurance/reinsurance and HR outsourcing and consulting.

Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Chetan served as Chief Technology Officer of Data Partner. In this role, he was responsible for the technical vision, strategy and roadmap for the organization. He was also a cyber-security consultant for Advance Resources and Consultants, a firm made up of former senior-level government and military officers, where he conducted cyber security risk assessments for organizations awarded federal government contracts. He also worked for Nexum, where he served in a variety of roles such as business development director and practice manager and was responsible for the project management and network/security engineering teams. Before joining Nexum, he worked at Hewitt Associates and Aon, where he deployed and administered security controls and was part of a team that maintained the network security infrastructure protecting the PII of over 75% of the Fortune 500 organizations.

Chetan received his bachelor’s degree from DeVry University and Master of Business Administration and Master of Project Management degrees from Keller Graduate School of Management, where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor. He has successfully mentored students to complete in the National Cyber League and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense competitions. Chetan is often invited by the FBI and US Secret Service to provide executive debriefings on cyber and other investigative matters.

Chetan is also a member-at-large on the cybersecurity education advisory board for Washington University in St. Louis, MO.