Chief Trust and Security Officer
Pritesh Parekh is Virtustream’s Chief Trust & Security Officer, responsible for Security, Compliance, Privacy and product development of Trust services. With 18 years of enterprise-level security expertise, Pritesh has spent the past 12 years immersed in building and leading security for Cloud IT platforms. Prior to joining Virtustream, Pritesh led worldwide Security and Compliance for Zuora and ServiceNow. He has extensive experience in Cloud Security, IoT Security, Application Security, Compliance, Data Protection, Fraud Protection, Security Architecture and Risk Management broadly across all industries, and specifically for critical areas like software as a service platforms, the financial sector, and cloud providers. He is an active speaker within the security industry and a contributor to such authoritative outlets as Dark Reading, Security Current, and CSO Online. As an industry visionary, Pritesh became an official member of the Forbes Technology Council in 2020. In 2016, Pritesh was recognized as one of the “Top 16 IoT Influencers You Need to Follow” by Talkin’ Cloud. His team won the Best Security Team honors at the 2016 SC Awards, and Pritesh was recognized the following year by T.E.N. with the North America CSO of the Year Award (ISE) in 2017. Pritesh holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Information Technology.