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David Ross

Principal, MBA, MEng, CIPP/E
703 923 8282

David Ross, principal and cybersecurity and privacy practices leader, has been with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP since 2017. David joins us from Deloitte’s cyber risk practice, where he provided strategic insight, service design, business development and engagement leadership. Previously, David was general manager of General Dynamics Commercial Cyber Services, where he was not only responsible for the design of the business, but also the launch and management of the new commercial organization.

As a recognized thought leader and published author, David frequently speaks on cybersecurity strategy, innovation, business strategy, building high performing sales strategies, social media and critical problem solving for corporations.

Experience

  • Serves as partner-in-charge for virtual chief information officer (VCISO) and virtual data protection officer (VDPO) engagements
  • Serves as partner-in-charge on general data protection regulation (GDPR) and other privacy readiness assessment services
  • Provides leadership, management and strategic direction for the firm's cybersecurity and privacy practices
  • Provides leadership in business development, commercialization, service design and growth strategies across RIAC practice
  • Proven innovation and business transformation leader in the cybersecurity, privacy, pharmaceutical, healthcare and manufacturing sectors
  • Advises clients and boards on the strategic aspects of cybersecurity and privacy
  • Serial entrepreneur

Involvement

  • National Association of Corporate Directors – Board Leadership Fellow (2016 – Present)
  • American College of Corporate Directors (2016 – Present)
  • Intelligence and National Security Alliance – Financial Threats Task Force (2015 – Present)
  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business – Adjunct Professor (2012 – Present)
  • Latin American Board – Lecturer (2012 – 2016)
  • Johns Hopkins Cary School of Business – Adjunct Professor (2012 – 2014)
  • The Nantucket Project – Fellow (2012)
  • Georgetown University – Entrepreneur in Residence (2011 – 2013)
  • Propagenix – Director (2014 – Present)
  • Nantucket Looms – Advisory Board Member (2012 – 2017)
  • M3 Information – Advisory Board Member (2012 – 2013)
  • Diversinet Corporation (DVNTF) – Advisory Board Member (2012)

Thought Leadership

  • Applying Visual Frameworks to Optimize Innovation Strategy; Global Science and Technology Forum Journal on Business Review Volume 2, No. 2 (ISSN: 2010-4804)
  • The Path/Goal Problem – A Visual Framework for Visualizing Innovation; 2nd Annual International Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship conferences proceedings (ISSN: 2251:2039)
  • Continuously Compensating Bicycle Suspension System; United States Patent 5,921,572

Education

Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business (Washington, D.C.)
Master of Business Administration

ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain)
Master of Business Administration

University of Maryland – A. James Clark School of Engineering (College Park, Maryland)
Master of Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Bachelor of Science, chemistry and industrial management