Robert Olsen is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in Baltimore. He has over 25 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing complex cybersecurity and information technology enterprise risk management programs. Bob has served as a chief information officer and chief information security officer for clients across a diverse set of industries and organizational sizes. He is a leader in the provision of reactive, data analytics, and proactive cybersecurity services to government, private industry, and not-for-profit clients. Bob is also a serial entrepreneur and adjunct professor, cybersecurity at Johns Hopkins University.
Prior to joining Ankura, Bob was a director/cyber risk and information security practice leader within Navigant’s disputes, forensics, and legal technology segment, which was acquired by Ankura in 2018. In this role, he served as the global practice lead for reactive, data analytics, and proactive cybersecurity services. He also served as CISO for clients across a range of industries (manufacturing, finance, private equity, etc.).
Prior to joining Navigant Bob was the CEO of Comprehensive Applied Security Solutions, which was acquired by Navigant Consulting. He founded and operated the company which provided enterprise risk management and technical cybersecurity services to commercial, government, and not-for-profit clients. Before this role, Bob was the CEO of North Star Group. He founded and operated the company that provided systems engineering and technical program management services to federal agencies. Prior to that, Bob was the VP, operations, and chief information officer at Corvis Corporation/Broadwing Communications where he led an operations team for 2,500-person international organization and led program management organization responsible for information technology, acquisition integration, field operations, and product development.
Bob also served in the United States Army as a squad leader for the 3rd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.