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Kestra Holdings : Welcomes Kyle Weckman as New Head of Cybersecurity and Technology Risk

05/11/2021 | 09:14am EDT

Experienced cybersecurity specialist will coordinate business critical cyber and technology initiatives and define firm strategy to maintain low-risk profile

Kestra Holdings, an industry-leading wealth management platform provider, today announced the appointment of Kyle Weckman as Head of Cybersecurity and Technology Risk.

In this new role, Weckman will define and execute Kestra Holdings’ cyber and technology risk strategy, leveraging a fully cloud-based set of tools and a modern approach to identity and protect the firm’s perimeter and endpoints, while positioning its cybersecurity approach as a competitive advantage. Weckman will report to Chief Information Officer Nick Harness.

“Strengthening our cybersecurity is a top priority for Kestra Holdings as the number of threats continues to increase, particularly in the financial services industry,” said Harness. “Kyle brings the right balance of technical expertise, regulatory understanding, and business acumen to ensure we provide a highly secure, yet user-friendly platform, for clients and our financial professionals.”

Weckman’s impressive career as a cybersecurity and risk management specialist spans more than 15 years. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of Security Services for the Options Clearing Corporation in Chicago, where he oversaw strategic direction and execution for all security operations and programs designed to mitigate risk, strengthen defense, and minimize vulnerabilities. Previously, Weckman worked as a Manager – Security/GRC at Accenture and spent his early career as Senior Audit and Security Consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

“I was very attracted to Kestra Holdings’ culture, fast-paced transformation, and top-down support for cybersecurity as a high priority,” said Weckman. “Joining Kestra Holdings was an easy decision for me, and I look forward to working with Nick and the rest of the senior leadership team to help advance the firm’s long-term strategic goals.”

Weckman’s initial focus in this role will be on increasing Kestra Holdings’ perimeter controls as the firm continues migrating to the cloud, enhancing its third-party due diligence, centralizing its cybertraining and awareness, modernizing identity and access management, and developing a robust incident response process.

About Kestra Holdings
Kestra Holdings offers industry-leading wealth management platforms for independent wealth management professionals nationwide. With an innovative culture that celebrates independence, the company seeks to redefine the future of the advisory industry through superior service, cutting-edge technology, and preeminent resources that every financial professional needs to succeed in the market now and in the years to come.

Kestra Holdings companies collectively oversee $122 billion in assets under administration (AUA) and support more than 2,400+ independent financial professionals across the country in delivering comprehensive securities, trust, and investment advisory services to their clients.

Kestra Holdings is the direct or indirect parent company of Arden Trust Company, Bluespring Wealth Partners, LLC (including its investment adviser and wealth management firm subsidiaries), Kestra Investment Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, Grove Point Investments, LCC, member FINRA/SIPC, as well as Kestra Advisory Services, LLC, Kestra Private Wealth Services, LLC, Grove Point Advisor, LLC, and Kestra Institutional Services, LLC, all federally registered investment advisers.

© Business Wire 2021
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