Full Name
Mannie A. Romero
Job Title
Vice President of Product Security
Early Warning (Zelle)
Speaker Bio
Mannie Romero brings more than 20 years of technical and information security leadership experience
to his current role. As the Vice President of Product Security for Early Warning Mannie is responsible for the secure development of the Early Warning product portfolio. This includes the Zelle Network® as well as risk and payment products which provide financial intelligence to open new accounts, get in front of fraud, and move faster payments

Mannie’s background spans multiple disciplines including engineering, security architecture, incident response, offensive security, crisis management, forensics, vulnerability management, application security, network security, governance, risk and compliance. Mannie has been fortunate to apply his experience in various business verticals including defense, financial services, space, telecommunications, higher education and the semiconductor sector.

Prior to his role at Early Warning, Mannie was the Executive Director of the Office of the CISO at Optiv Security. As Executive Director in the Office of the CISO at Optiv, Mannie worked with Fortune 100 C-Suite clients often as the Pro tem CISO in order to plan, build, and run their security programs.

Mannie holds several security certifications including the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), GIAC-Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC-Cloud Security Automation (GCSA), Metasploit Framework Expert (SMFE), and GIAC-Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE). He also earned a degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University and a master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.

Mannie is also an active participant in the information security community. He has presented and spoken on panels at such events as Interface, USC Cybersecurity Summit, ISSA, Arizona Technology Summit, Cloud Security Alliance, and ISACA.
Mannie A. Romero