Branden R. Williams has years of experience in business, technology and information security as a consultant, leader and an executive. Williams co-founded two technology services companies early in his career and worked for a technology incubator firm. His specialty is navigating complex landscapes—be it compliance, security, technology or business—and finding innovative solutions that propel companies forward while reducing risk. He complements his consulting experience with practitioner experience leading teams in senior information security and information technology roles. He’s held several executive positions in the industry and served on both the PCICo and EMVCo boards. He's authored five books on PCI compliance, and his blog and other publications can be found at his website.