2019 Shared Assessments Summit Awards Presented to Leaders in Third Party Risk Management

Shared Assessments Risk Management Summit Honors 10 for Outstanding Contributions to the Shared Assessments Program and Risk Management Industry

2019 Shared Assessments Summit award winners. Back row left to right: Bob Maley, Nasser Fattah, Jonathan Dambrot, Kenneth Peterson, Ron Bradley, Dave O’Connor, Glen Sgambati. Front: Catherine Allen, Linnea Solem, Angela Dogan, John Bree. (Photo: Business Wire)

SANTA FE, N.M. & ARLINGTON, Va.--()--The Santa Fe Group, authorities in risk management and the managing agent of the Shared Assessments Program, today announced 10 risk management professionals were honored for their outstanding contributions to the Shared Assessments program at the recent 2019 Third Party Risk Summit in Arlington, VA last month.

Honorees include:

  • Ken Peterson, Founder and CEO of Churchill & Harriman, Founder’s Award
  • Angela Dogan, Director of Vendor Risk and Compliance Services, Lynx Technology Partners, Inc., Evangelist Award
  • Ron Bradley, Senior Manager Information Security, Reynolds American, Inc., Evangelist Award
  • John Bree, Neo Group Inc. SVP and Partner, Evangelist Award
  • Nasser Fattah, Managing Director, MUFG Bank, Evangelist Award
  • Linnea Solem, CEO and Founder of Solem Risk Partners, Leadership in Education and Development (LEAD) Award
  • David O’Connor, Manager of Information Security at Iron Mountain, Innovator Award
  • Jonathan Dambrot, Co-Founder and Board Member of Prevalent, Cornerstone Award
  • Bob Maley, CSO at NormShield, MVP Award
  • Glen Sgambati, Vice President, Leader of Customer Success, Early Warning, Steering Committee Chair Award.

“The Shared Assessments Program is successful because of the ideas, creativity, collaboration and cooperation from our members,” said Cathy Allen, president of CEO of the Santa Fe Group and the Shared Assessments Program. “Third party risk is a serious issue that can imperil organizations, companies, and institutions of any size. These threats require continual improvement of security technologies, training and policies to stay one step ahead of those who would destroy livelihoods and reputations. Our honorees contributions to our program help us integrate new technologies, thwart attacks and integrate new rules and requirements. We are fortunate to have their expertise and dedication to our program.”

About the Honorees

Ken Peterson is known as the “Verify Guy” and has been with Shared Assessments from the beginning. He is being recognized for his ongoing commitment to improving the program. Ken serves his Churchill and Harriman clients well and offers the same dedication to Shared Assessments. Ken has served on the Steering Committee and Advisory Board and was entrusted as Liaison between the two. Ken and his team have dedicated hours to refining the Tools and CTPRP curriculum. He facilitated numerous strategic introductions and led the coordination of the Shared Assessments/Churchill & Harriman Healthcare Forum in 2015.

Shared Assessments recognized four professionals with the Evangelist Award, which is dedicated to exceptionally involved members who are always looking for innovative and thoughtful ways to promote Shared Assessments. Each honoree advances the value of Shared Assessments to key partners, prospects, associates and colleagues.

Angela Dogan has been a proponent of Shared Assessments even before she was a member. Acxiom introduced her to the tools while she was at Resurgent and she immediately saw the benefits. She volunteered to be a SIG beta tester while Resurgent was becoming a member. Ever since, anytime Angela is anywhere with more than two people, she always mentions Shared Assessments. As chair of the SCA committee, Angela has advanced the SCA to make it more usable and has been successfully pushing assessment firms to adopt and use the SCA.

Ron Bradley brings a breadth of knowledge to any organization and his history with Shared Assessments reaches back to the beginning of the program. His background in Banking, Operational Technology, and Consumer Goods has improved the Program, as he has improved third party risk in those organizations. Through his career, he has spoken highly of and contributed to Shared Assessments. Ron’s fingerprints are on the first SIG. He has chaired the Consumer Goods Vertical Strategy Group, the SIG Committee, and is a member of the Steering Committee.

John Bree epitomizes the definition of an evangelist who “talks about something with great enthusiasm.” His evangelism is particularly effective because of his broad and deep risk management experience that comes with a global perspective. John is a huge supporter of Shared Assessments, including as a Steering Committee member, and brings his financial industry expertise to the table with experience in fraud, governance, privacy, and risk.

Nasser Fattah is a long-time Shared Assessments and Steering Committee member who expanded his contribution this year by serving as Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Vertical Strategy Group and volunteered as a guest speaker to the Insurance Vertical Strategy Group. He brings his expertise on topics such as "Regulatory Examination Feedback on the NY-DFS Process" while actively engaging participants in robust conversation. He plays an important role in encouraging dialogue and advancing the important vertical strategy group mission and work.

Linnea Solem was recognized with the Leadership in Education and Development (LEAD) Award, which honors the person who makes an ongoing commitment to third party risk training and development. Her experience on the Advisory Board and Privacy Committee and depth of knowledge in governance, privacy, security and compliance have helped guide the policies of the Shared Assessments Education Program.

David O’Connor, Manager of Information Security at Iron Mountain, received the Innovator Award for his overall guidance and insight along with his vast experience responding to assessment requests. David has also provided critical input and feedback into the functionality of the SIG tool from the perspective of a service provider.

Jonathan Dambrot, CEO, Co-Founder and Board Member of Prevalent, received the Cornerstone Award, which recognizes lasting contributions to the Shared Assessments Program. He has been a leader in third party risk for many years, lending his strategic vision to the program. Dambrot chaired the Steering Committee and has recently joined the Shared Assessments Advisory Board. Jonathan has also set up a scholarship program for cybersecurity.

Bob Maley, CSO at NormShield and Co-Chair of the Continuous Monitoring Working Group, was this year’s MVP Award winner. Bob is also a Steering Committee member and leads the Taxonomy Subcommittee, which categorizes specific vulnerabilities and events that can be monitored by both solution providers and outsourcers.

Glen Sgambati, Customer & Industry Relations Executive at Early Warning, received the Steering Committee Chair Award for serving multiple terms. He has been an active member and participant of the Shared Assessments Program since its inception. Outside of his expertise in third party risk management, Glen is a leader in areas such as fraud, product management, crisis management, enterprise risk and relationship management and sales.

The Awards were presented at April’s annual Shared Assessments Third Party Risk Summit in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Shared Assessments Third Party Risk Summit is the IT Security industry’s premier annual global, multi-industry event to shed light on processes, technologies and efficiencies in third party risk management. By bringing together leading experts in risk management, the Summit helps to identify trends and share best practices for organizations of all types and sizes. Attendees have the opportunity to network with peers, benchmark and improve the maturity of their programs and learn to leverage best practices and new technologies. Third Party Risk Management requires organizations to continually improve their processes to stay one step ahead of the challenges and complexities of outsourcing mission-critical services. New technologies must be integrated, new attacks thwarted, and new regulations must be integrated.

About the Shared Assessments Program

As the only organization that has uniquely positioned and developed standardized resources to bring efficiencies to the market for more than a decade, the Shared Assessments Program has become the trusted source in third party risk assurance. Shared Assessments offers opportunities for members to address global risk management challenges through committees, awareness groups, interest groups and special projects. Join the dialog with peer companies and learn how you can optimize your compliance programs while building a better understanding of what it takes to create a more risk sensitive environment in your organization.

About The Santa Fe Group

The Santa Fe Group’s risk management experts work collaboratively with organizations worldwide to identify valuable trends, risks, and vulnerabilities, and to advise, educate, and empower organizations in the areas of cybersecurity, third party risk, emerging technologies, and program management. The Santa Fe Group is the managing agent of the membership-based Shared Assessments Program, which helps many of the world’s leading organizations manage and protect against third party IT security risks.


Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR, Inc.

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Shared Assessments Risk Management Summit Honors 10 for Outstanding Contributions to the Shared Assessments Program and Risk Management Industry


Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR, Inc.