SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InnoVacient LLC, a leading strategy consulting firm focused on technology, innovation and cybersecurity, announces the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey Wells as Partner, Security and Capital. In this new role, Mr. Wells will be responsible for driving the growth of InnoVacient's cybersecurity consulting practice area and will help introduce InnoVacient's new cyber resilience assessment and uplift programs in 2016.
Kenneth Ferderer, Founder and Managing Partner of InnoVacient welcomes Mr. Wells. "We are delighted to welcome Jeffrey to the InnoVacient team. His unique background and deep experience within the most complex levels of civilian and military cybersecurity strategy adds a new dimension of global insights to InnoVacient's existing strategy services and the solutions we provide to our domestic and international clients."
Mr. Wells brings over 25 years providing cybersecurity guidance and insights to multi-national corporations and governments. In this capacity Mr. Wells has led cyber initiatives around the world and has extensive experience with U.S. government sponsored cybersecurity advisory and trade missions. Mr. Wells' leadership around the globe has led to his involvement in such prestigious, invitation-only events as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the Forbes Global CEO Conference.
Prior to becoming a Partner at InnoVacient, Jeffrey was appointed by two Governors to serve as Maryland's Executive Director of Cyber Development where he aligned commercial, federal and military cybersecurity initiatives to drive business development through partnerships between the business community, NIST, NSA and U.S. Cyber Command. Mr. Wells also serves as the vice-president of the Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable, a founding partner of the NIST - National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and The BENS Cyber & Tech Council.
A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Wells has founded several non-profits including the Connected Warrior Foundation, the mission of which is to improve the quality of life and reduce suicide rates within the veteran community. Mr. Wells continues to be an active lobbyist and leader for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to prevent veteran suicide. In addition, Mr. Wells has also advised and consulted with new cyber startups as well as venture, private equity and angel investment organizations on cybersecurity related strategies.
Mr. Wells is an alumnus of Colorado State University, Harvard Kennedy School, MIT, Oxford and Cambridge, receiving a Masters of Public Administration and History along with certifications in Data Science, Social Entrepreneurship and International Business.
When asked about the opportunity to join the InnoVacient team, Mr. Wells stated "The combination of InnoVacient's forward-looking strategy solutions and focus on cybersecurity aligns with our clients' desires for innovative solutions that can deal with the cyber threats of tomorrow. Integrating my experience and foresight was a logical step to expand the cybersecurity advisory practice and help our clients realize value while solving the real world, tangible problems around cybersecurity."
InnoVacient is a leading, forward-looking strategy firm specializing in Technology, Cybersecurity and Innovation solutions working with global Fortune 100 enterprises faced with the need to continually innovate in order to remain competitive. InnoVacient's experience and approach enables clients to prepare for, and adapt to, future market challenges and the emerging cybersecurity threats that are intertwined with all technology-centric innovation. InnoVacient's patented and leading-edge approach to strategy cuts across industries and spans a wide range of capabilities from futures exploration to ecosystem mapping to strategy design and complete operational transformations. Visit www.innovacient.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about InnoVacient.
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