2012 Security Executive Rankings

Featured Executive:

Roland Cloutier

Roland Cloutier is ExecRank's Top Security Executive for 2012. Mr. Cloutier has a long record of success in a variety of security positions, in both private and government sectors. His role in continuing the progress of security management and his input on private advisory boards makes him a valuable asset to his company, and an established thought leader. His work has propelled him to number one on this year's list.

As the CSO of ADP, Roland Cloutier brings one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions a wealth of global protection and security leadershipexperience, including the management of strategic converged security and business protection programs.

Roland has functional and operational responsibility for ADP’s cyber, information protection, risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative security operations worldwide. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with nearly $10 billion in revenues and about 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions including payroll services, global tax management, and people management technology solutions.

Prior to ADP, Mr. Cloutier served as Vice President and CSO of EMC, where he spearheaded protection of the company's worldwide business across both the commercial and government sectors.

Mr. Cloutier has held executive security management roles at consulting and managed security service organizations and has more than nine years experience in federal law enforcement.

Roland is active in industry development and serves on several private advisory boards, and is ADP’s board representative for the National Cyber Security Alliance Council.

Although Roland is a globetrotting Corporate Security Executive by day, Roland and his wife spend much of their non-work time supporting their daughters' competitive equestrian pursuits including managing their small equine farm in western New Jersey.

As a United States Air force veteran himself, Roland knows the importance of serving your country and supporting those who have made many sacrifices to ensure our way of life. Roland volunteers for veterans organizations such as the American Legion, The100 Nights of Remembrance, and serves as ADP's Executive Sponsor for the ADP National Employee Veteran Council.

2012 Security Executive Rankings

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There are over 10,000 Security Executives and Chief Information Security Officers in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top Security Executive Rankings” for 2012. The number one area of focus for Security Executives in 2012 has been their role in developing and implementing security processes that minimize risk in an increasingly unpredictable digital environment. ExecRank also weighed heavily publications and speeches that demonstrated thought leadership, as security is a constantly evolving field. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of Security Executives that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The Security Executives that made this list represent the best of the best in their field.

Security Executives were ranked according to our patent-pending proprietary Security Executives Ranking Algorithm that calculates points for 24 key categories, in addition to the insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the world’s most renowned business leaders. Like all of our position specific ranking algorithms, the Security Executives Ranking Algorithm serves as an objective standard for executive performance and is designed to produce results that act as leading indicators for future executive and team performance. Feedback from past award winners includes:

Jeff Lauro, CIO, Collective Brands“I am honored to be included on ExecRank with such important leaders in my field.”

Denis Edwards, CIO Manpower Group“Thank you for honoring me and our outstanding team of IT professionals at ManpowerGroup. I am truly humbled to be included on a list that includes so many CIOs for whom I have the highest admiration and respect.”

Steve F. Brown – CIO Tenet Healthcare“I am truly honored to be among this distinguished group of IT leaders on ExecRank. My recognition is a reflection of the tremendous IT team at Tenet and the contributions of our key IT business partners Dell and Cerner Corporation.”

Tom Nightingale, ModusLink Global Solutions“It is great to see that ExecRank has produced a credible means to analyze the wide variety of techniques that exist across so many industries and produce a best-in-class rating system removing the subjectivity that has historically existed.”

Peter E. Holmes, Ph.D., Celanese Corporation“I am grateful to the nominating committee of ExecRank for this tremendous honor.”

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1. Roland Cloutier, ADP 2. Patrick Gorman, Bank of America Corporation
3. David Hahn, Intuit Inc 4. Kevin Walker, Wal-Mart
5. Stacy Mill, YUM! Brands, Inc. 6. Marc Varner, McDonald’s Corporation
7. Renee Guttmann, Coca-Cola Company 8. Jason Clark, Websense
9. Zulfi Ahmed, PepsiCo, Inc. 10. Edward Amoroso, AT&T
11. Brian Betterton, CVS Caremark 12. Lee Warren, United Technologies Corporation
13. Colin Anderson, Safeway, Inc. 14. Brenda Bjerke, Target Corporation
15. Richard Gunthner, MasterCard 16. John Valente, Best Buy Co., Inc.
17. Shamla Naidoo, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide 18. Mark Leary, Xerox Corporation
19. Myrna Soto, Comcast Corporation 20. Michael Nance, Lockheed Martin
21. Tim Williams, Caterpillar Inc. 22. Eduardo Perez, Visa Inc.
23. Jim Hutton, The Procter & Gamble Company 24. Gary Eppinger, SUPERVALU INC.
25. Mario Chiock, Schlumberger Limited 26. Robert Booker, UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
27. David Billeter, InterContinental Hotels Group 28. Malcolm Harkins, Intel Corporation
29. Jim Garrett, 3M Company 30. Daniel Ayala, Abbott Laboratories
31. Dave Criminski, Limited Brands, Inc. 32. Robert Lautsch, Rite Aid Corp
33. Jeff Brown, Raytheon Company 34. Michael Gene Baker, Convergys Corporation
35. Tina Fletcher, Brink’s Inc. 36. Tim McKnight, Northrop Grumman Corporation
37. Mark Niblett, Halliburton 38. Doug Jacoby, Baker Hughes Incorporated
39. Bashar Abouseido, Thomson Reuters Corporation 40. Leanne Toliver, eBay Inc.
41. Holly Ridgeway, PNC Financial Services Group 42. Joe Burkard, Baxter International, Inc.
43. Doug Martin, GameStop Corporation 44. Mike Coogan, Waste Management Inc
45. Bill Anderson, Ryder System, Inc. 46. Roy Mellinger, WellPoint, Inc.
47. Rick Patterson, PetSmart, Inc. 48. Shukri Khader, Avon Products, Inc.
49. Todd Fitzgerald, ManpowerGroup 50. Chris Bitner, Office Depot
51. Dan Buckley, RadioShack 52. Mark Grant, CSX Corporation
53. Michael Wilson, Mckesson Corp 54. Linda Betz, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
55. José Hernández, Fluor Corporation 56. Jim Eckart, Eli Lilly and Company
57. Ken Kilby, BB&T Corporation 58. Brian Wrozek, Texas Instruments
59. Robert Varnadoe, NCR Corporation 60. Raymond Umerley, Pitney Bowes Inc.
61. Tim Callahan, SunTrust Banks, Inc. 62. KC Condit, Rent-A-Center Inc
63. Dennis Brixius, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 64. Bernie Cowens, First American Financial
65. Damien McDonald, Becton, Dickinson and Company 66. David Ogbolumani, Kellogg Company
67. Tim Van Ryzin, Regal Beloit Corporation 68. Chester Davis, Campbell Soup Company
69. Jon Chow, Live Nation Entertainment 70. Ralph Carey, Terex Corporation
71. Stan Black, Nuance Communications, Inc. 72. Justin Somaini, Yahoo!
73. Chris Aidan, Freescale 74. Michael Rossman, Freddie Mac
75. Raymond Lipps, Celgene Corporation 76. Darren Challey, Expedia, Inc.
77. Michael Cook, RockTenn 78. Steven Jensen, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
79. Gram Ludlow, AGCO Corporation 80. Joe Agnew, Discover Financial Services
81. Michael Mason, Verizon Communications 82. Mark Nagiel, Metropcs Communications Inc
83. Lonny Lawrence, Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. 84. Geoff Aranoff, Broadcom Corporation
85. Chris Bullock, Aaron’s, Inc. 86. Kevin Novak, Northern Trust Corporation
87. John Germain, Xylem Inc. 88. Marc Othersen, Hess Corporation
89. Jonathan Klein, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. 90. Woody Priester, PHH Corporation
91. Parrish Gunnels, Celanese Corporation 92. Spencer Mott, Electronic Arts Inc
93. Curt Dalton, Sapient Corporation 94. John South, Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
95. Michael Higgins, The New York Times Company 96. Lynda Fleury , Unum
97. Bentley Au, Toyota 98. Jonathan Bransky, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated
99. Randolph Barr, Saba 100. Robert Allen, CNA Financial Corporation
101. Robert Mims, AGL Resources 102. Corbin Nash, American Express
103. Mark LittleJohn, Tesoro Corp 104. Carl Stolfi, Global Partners LP
105. Rankings Update 106. Adam Williams, Diebold
107. Matthew Harper, Devon Energy Corporation 108. Janet Heins, Biogen Idec Inc.
109. Chris Filandro, Meritage Homes Corporation 110. Ben Smith, BlackRock
111. Andrew Stravitz, The NASDAQ OMX Group 112. Cindi Hart, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
113. Tom Madden, Consolidated Graphics 114. Bobby Joseph, Bristow Group
115. Tris Lingen, TCF Financial Corporation 116. Patricia Enfanto, American Tower Corporation
117. Denny Dean, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. 118. Frank Donahoe, Costco Wholesale Corporation
119. Mike Phillips, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 120. Ron Davis, Western Digital Corporation
121. Glenn Dally, Spectra Energy Corp 122. Will Perez, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
123. Eileen Figone, Nordstrom, Inc. 124. Mark Sanna, Hyatt Hotels
125. Larry Cockell , Time Warner, Inc. 126. Dennis Clark, Aecom Technology
127. Kobi Mor, Teva Pharmaceutical 128. Curtis Coleman, Seagate Technology
129. Chris Welsh, General Mills 130. Steve Collignon, Cardinal Health
131. Todd Levy, State Street Corporation 132. Chuck Markarian, PACCAR Inc
133. Lance Murray, Fifth Third Bancorp 134. Peter Johnson, PPL Corporation
135. Adam Rice, Alliant Techsystems Inc. 136. Jeff Burken, CACI International
137. Mike Warner, Oshkosh Corporation 138. Sonya Wickel, Triumph Group, Inc.
139. Monica Beckworth, Stein Mart Inc 140. Mark Powers, MillerCoors
141. John Bingham, Whirlpool Corporation 142. Derek Vadala, Moody’s Corporation
143. Joe Smits, Associated Banc-Corp 144. Thomas Doughty, Prudential Financial, Inc.
145. Anthony Basile, AllianceBernstein L.P 146. John Gercken, Cincinnati Bell
147. Michael Livni, Valley National Bancorp 148. Travis Anderson, Portland General Electric Company
149. Corey Moscoe, SEI Investments Company 150. John Adamczak, Federated Investors, Inc.