SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 2, 2018 – Underscoring the importance it places on comprehensive, robust information security and risk management capabilities, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today named long-time information technology executive Jesus “Laz” Montano as Head of Enterprise Information Risk Management (EIRM) and Chief Information Security Officer. Montano reports to Mark Roellig, MassMutual’s Chief Technology and Administration Officer.
In his new role, Montano will work closely with the company’s executive leadership team, directing a holistic risk management approach across the company, including managing operational and cyber security risks, ensuring all regulatory and compliance requirements are met, and overseeing the safeguarding of MassMutual’s information assets.
“Laz brings to MassMutual both demonstrated expertise and a deep business insight, built on nearly 30 years of technology and cyber security experience, and we look forward to his contributions as part of our unwavering commitment to best-in-class EIRM practices,” said Roellig. “Importantly, Laz is also a tremendous advocate of fostering diversity and inclusion, a basic tenet of our organization.”
“Joining MassMutual is a great honor, and I am very excited to be part of an organization that feeds the very passion that has been at the center of most of my career – which is safeguarding customer’s information and empowering those around me to do the same,” said Montano.
Montano joins MassMutual from Voya Financial, where he served as Chief Information Security Officer for the past four years, responsible for providing leadership, management and strategy for all aspects of the company’s technology risk and information security. Montano has also held technology security leadership roles at OpenSky, MetLife, The Travelers Companies and Lucent Technologies.
A graduate of Charter Oak College, Laz earned his MBA in business and technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT and serves as a National Technology Security Council Board member.