Kevin Swatzell is an Independent Consultant with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management, and Information Technology. For the previous ten years, Mr. Swatzell was most recently the Chief Cybersecurity Officer (CCSO) and the board appointed Information Security Officer (ISO) for Columbia Bank, a 16-billion-dollar bank headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.
Before joining Columbia Bank, Mr. Swatzell was the Information Technology Manager and Information Security Manager for AmericanWest Bank where he was responsible for the bank's network and security operations.
Mr. Swatzell is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC) with considerable industry training included Executive Leadership from the Foster School of Business from the University of Washington. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) three-year graduate program, which is considered to be The Premier National Graduate School of Banking.
Mr. Swatzell is a graduate of Whitworth University and resides in Spokane, Washington