Gordon Tucker and Christine Halvorsen
Gordon is a Managing Director with Protiviti and has over 25 years of experience providing management consulting, internal and external audit services to software, internet, high tech manufacturing and life science companies. His experience includes serving companies ranging in size from emerging, high growth organizations to Global 1000 businesses. Gordon's professional experiences include consulting with executive management teams and Audit Committees on preparing to operate as a public company, developing annual risk assessments and executing global internal audit plans, ensuring effective corporate compliance, internal controls and governance requirements, assessing and implementing finance process improvements, and overall project management. Gordon is market leader for Protiviti’s San Francisco Bay Area practice and also leads the firm's Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) Industry. Prior to joining Protiviti, Gordon was a managing director at BearingPoint and a partner in Andersen's Business Consulting Practice. Gordon began his career in Andersen’s Audit practice rising to the level of senior manager. Gordon is a member of the Technology Industry Standards Advisory Group for the Sustainability Advisory Standards Board (SASB) and he has served as an officer of the San Francisco Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, as well as a member of the Board of Governors. Christine Halvorsen is a Managing Director at Protiviti and board member for GTSC's FITGov Summit. Christine served 23 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where she retired as an Assistant Director. During her career with the FBI, Christine was appointed to a variety of Executive, investigative, crisis management, and International positions. In her leadership roles, Christine led five major IT transformations leading to enterprise-wide technology, culture, skills and behaviors advancements. For example, as the Deputy Assistant Director in the Counterterrorism Division, her strategic and innovative thinking led to the development and launch of the FBI’s first-ever cloud-based operational platform, which improved response times to threats at home and abroad. Her other duties included the program management of the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism investigations; communication and digital media exploitation; bulk data analysis; and administration of the division’s budget, personnel and infrastructure. Christine is a highly sought-after speaker on cybersecurity, cloud technologies, and counterterrorism. In 2018, she was named Homeland Security Person of the Year by Homeland Security Today. Christine is also the recipient of the 2008 FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigative Support, and the 2012 FBI Director's Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement. After leaving the FBI, she served as a Senior Technical Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading the AWS Mission Acceleration Team. She also serves on the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) Technology Council and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
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