Michael Welch is a Managing Director for the cybersecurity practice at MorganFranklin and is responsible for supporting new business relationships and spearheading cybersecurity delivery initiatives.
Michal has been a leader in cybersecurity and technology with over 20 years of experience in risk management, compliance, and critical infrastructure. Michael previously served as global chief information security officer for OSI Group, an 8-billion-dollar privately-owned food processing holding company that services some of the world’s best-known brands throughout 17 countries. In addition, he has worked with Burns & McDonnell, Duke Energy Corp, and Florida Power & Light, among other companies.
Viewed as a go-to problem solver, Michael is an accomplished CISO, senior manager, and security consultant, leading teams of InfoSec engineers, architects, and analysts to deliver complex cybersecurity transformations.
Michael earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice from George Washington University, M.B.A from Keller Graduate School of Management with a minor in cybersecurity and project management, and CISO Certificate from Carnegie Mellon. Michael has also held several certifications including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).