Washington, DC – Monday, March 13, 2017 – Ankura Consulting (Ankura) today announced the appointment of Ted Theisen as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Theisen will practice with the firm’s Risk, Resilience & Geopolitical Group in its Cybersecurity Practice and will be based in Washington, DC.
Ted Theisen brings to Ankura more than 17 years of experience in the information technology industry. He is an experienced practitioner of cyber incident response, information system, and security risk assessments, as well as security services management. He has successfully overseen several rapid-response data breach matters where preservation of evidence, identification of root causes of the breaches, and the exfiltrated, compromised, and exposed intellectual property connected to the breach were paramount.
Prior to his private sector work, he served as a special agent for the FBI where he investigated cyber-related matters, including computer intrusions, cyber counterintelligence, and cyber counterterrorism matters. He also spent a year as Branch Chief of Cyber Integrity for the Executive Office of the President and all other peripheral entities of the White House, where he provided information risk management, information assurance, and eDiscovery leadership.
Luke Tenery, a Senior Managing Director and leader of Ankura’s Cybersecurity Practice, stated, “When the technology and information security stakes for businesses couldn’t be higher, Ted is that important guide for Ankura clients who need a trusted and knowledgeable advisor to navigate the constantly changing landscape of security technology. He has worked through cyber threats both inside the US government as well as in the private sector in the healthcare, financial services, and scientific industries. He has a deep understanding of the risks faced today for companies who cannot avoid exposure to technology in the global marketplace.”
Mr. Theisen stated, “Ankura is identified as a game-changer in the business advisory industry, as it is committed to identifying what its business advisory clients need in today’s complicated global landscape, where businesses must grapple with technology insecurities connected to geopolitical risk issues in addition to their traditional business responsibilities. I am here to join Luke in the important work of offering the most cutting-edge advice and response to Ankura clients who require assistance with information technology and security.”