About the Speaker
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    Arlenee Lopez-Ferguson, Moderator
    SVP & CISO, Pendulum Holdings, LLC

    Arlenee Lopez-Ferguson is a dynamic cybersecurity professional with proven expertise in strategizing, developing, and leading change across organizations.

    She is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Pendulum Holdings, LLC, a strategic investment and advisory platform that seeks to accelerate opportunity and value creation for founders and leaders of color. Prior to Pendulum, she served as the CISO and Compliance Administration Manager at Summit Trail Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. At Summit Trail, Ms. Lopez-Ferguson was responsible for the governance and oversight of the compliance and cybersecurity programs including the development, implementation, and enforcement of the firm's policies and procedures. Further, in 2010, she acted as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Wealth, and Secretary to the Global Wealth Investment Committee. She earned a BA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College and, most recently, a Certificate of Cyber Security Risk Management from Harvard.

    Beyond her professional achievements, Arlenee embraces her roles as a wife and proud "boy mom" of two. As a New Yorker, she is passionate about giving back to her often-underserved community. She is an avid mentor, dedicating much of her free time to guiding and supporting young women aspiring to enter the financial, tech, legal, and compliance fields.