Advisory Board

Swanston Benjamin

Swanston Benjamin has almost 20 years of demonstrated career success in developing and executing IT strategies that facilitate business growth and optimal use of emerging technologies. He has a forte for progressive innovation and is skilled at grasping the big picture and anticipating technology demands. He has hands-on experience in addressing critical business drivers to include research, justification, ROIs, cost optimization, and increased profitability. He worked up the ranks of the technology profession and has worn many operational hats, including enterprise management, IT architecture, service delivery and client relations. He attended the New York Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He has also attained several industry recognized professional certifications.

Jin Mao

Jin Mao is an Information Technologist with more than 15 years of diverse experience in system engineering and security in heterogeneous operating systems and platforms. He is an IT strategist and leader in the financial markets. He previously demonstrated his expertise as a system engineer in the fields of operating systems, enterprise storage, security, cloud computing, grid computing and various enterprise applications for several global financial firms. He is a Microsoft subject-matter expert. He received his Masters from the City University of New York and has been an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2005.

Clewin McPherson

Clewin McPherson is Director of Information Technology & Security for a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm, where he is responsible for the global strategy, operation and safety of the firm’s offices, infrastructure and data. He has held leadership roles in initiatives to identify accountability, technical competence and effectiveness in managing security risks. Among these were an evaluation and development of strategies to bring maturity to security risk management programs, client entitlement management programs, and identity and access management programs for multiple large capital markets, investment banking and insurance companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Information Security from Purdue University.