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Dave Estlick


Dave Estlick
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Career success is about continuous learning. Your initial education isn’t as important as your passion for what you do. We all know that our jobs are changing. It is a journey. The people who are inquisitive, self-learners are the ones who will succeed.
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Transformation Journey

Dave Estlick is the Chief Information Security Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill. He is responsible for the global information security program including security operations, asset protection, cyber risk, intelligence, compliance, data loss, fraud, and cybersecurity architecture. With a collaborative approach and passion for analytics, he leads a team of dedicated engineers, analysts, architects, and project managers. Prior to Chipotle, Estlick was the Global CISO for Starbucks and has held security leadership roles at PetSmart and Amazon. He was inducted into the CSO Hall of Fame and named to the Global CISO 100 and Cyber Defense Award Top 100 lists for 2020.

Lessons Learned

The average tenure of a CISO is too short. Unless you sit in a role for an extended period of time, you don’t know that the next transition is coming.

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