Robert McVay joined Smithers in 2021 as a Senior Consultant for Information Security Services in Smithers Quality Assessments Division. He is a customer-focused Information Technology and Cybersecurity Executive - CISSP and CISO certified. He has demonstrated competence balancing cyber security and risk with program objectives to deliver rapid results. His certifications include Green Belt Lean Six Sigma and Agile Project Manager, with current Top-Secret Clearance.
Prior to Smithers, he was a founding partner for the cybersecurity and strategy consulting firm Optimus Partners, LLC. Robert retired from the United States Army after serving with distinction for more than 30 years. He has served at all levels within the US Army and was a successful project manager for two multi-billion-dollar programs. He was the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Cyberspace Management and Integration at the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Since his departure from the U.S. Army Robert has been providing strategy and technology consulting to senior and C-suite level executives for international firms.