David L. Schwed most recently served as the chief information security officer for Galaxy Digital, a diversified merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry. He was responsible for leading the vision, strategy and execution for all facets of information security while building out the information technology infrastructure. He also assumed a lead role as a trusted advisor to the risk committee, assessing emerging threats in the financial services industry and measuring their potential to impact company operations.
Previously, he was a co-founder, CIO and general counsel of MASS Communications, a leading connectivity and telecom management provider that takes a consultative approach to deliver a full suite of voice, data, risk management and security solutions. He has more than 21 years of information technology, information security, and risk management experience. He has worked in the financial services sector at a senior level for BNY Mellon, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup. He has also served as an expert witness in a criminal case in the field of computer forensics. David is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Systems Security Professional and also the recipient of the SmartCEO Executive Management Award (General Counsel).
David is a member of the New York Bar and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hofstra University School of Law where he was an associate editor of the Hofstra Law Review.