Board of Directors
Frank Losito, Cree (Chairman)
Frank Losito brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the areas of cybersecurity, risk governance, and data privacy. As the IT Risk and Compliance Leader for Cree/Wolfspeed, a global semiconductor manufacturing company, he is responsible for technology and third-party risk management, ensuring that the business and its suppliers comply with relevant data protection laws, policies and regulations. Prior to that, he was the Senior Director of Risk and Compliance at Prevalent, where he built and led the Customer Success and Third-Party Risk Analyst Teams, and aligned business practices with GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and NYDFS regulations. While there, Frank also worked closely with the H-ISAC to create and grow CYBERFIT, the first shared network of assessments for the healthcare industry, and led the execution of several thousand vendor assessments in the legal, financial, manufacturing, and higher education sectors. Frank has authored numerous assessment surveys to aid in the identification of data protection gaps and to help companies adhere to standard frameworks such as NIST and ISO. He has held various leadership roles at publicly traded finance, media and technology companies including Nelnet and Thomson Reuters, and has performed consulting work for over 100 organizations to help them build and manage their cybersecurity and risk management programs. Frank holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Computer Information System from Rider University, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and holds multiple other cybersecurity and risk management certifications.
Gerald Smith, Cuebiq
Gerald has been building and leading global privacy and vendor risk management programs in the financial, automotive and tech sectors for over a decade. He received his bachelor’s in Economics from the University of North Carolina and his law degree from Chapman University. He is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy.
Nicole Makinney, McKesson
Nicole is currently the Product Owner for McKesson’s Third Party Risk Management program, as well as the District Lead for her local chapter of McKesson’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group. She has over five years of direct experience in TPRM and over 10 years of compliance consulting and auditing experience serving a variety of industries in a career that has taken her to San Francisco, London, and Atlanta. She received her Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama and her Master’s of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. Nicole currently resides in Ellijay, GA, with her partner and pets.
Sam Wolf, Principal Financial Group
Sam currently serves as a Leader and Senior Security Engineer for Principal’s Supplier Risk assessment program and has been a part of the Cyber Security and Third-Party Risk community for over eight years. Prior experience includes Digital and Product Management for Identity and Access solutions at USAA and managing a different type of risk as a former Welder and Quality control inspector for a crane manufacturer. Sam’s current priorities include Servant Leadership, TPRM Strategy and program maturity, and sharing my passion with others. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and security and industry certification as a CISM, CISSP, and CCSP. Outside of work, Sam is a husband and father of two (yr. and mo.), mentor, and a DIY aficionado.
Vincent Scales, Verizon
Vincent Scales is an enterprise program manager with 15 years of experience building, delivering and operating IT and shared services programs in F500 environments, both from the perspective of the outsourcer as well as the service provider. Currently, Vincent is a leader in Verizon’s TPRM organization, leading a portfolio of third party risk management activities and serving as product owner and development leader for Verizon’s TPRM platform. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University. Vincent resides in Phoenix, AZ along with his girlfriend and their two labradoodles.