Chief Information Security Officer

Matt Fearin

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) providing leadership and governance for Global Information Security, Data Privacy, Enterprise Risk Management and IT Compliance functions. IT experience in Information Security, Mobile Security, Cloud Security, Data Privacy, Enterprise Risk Management, Product Development & Delivery, and Resiliency. Results-driven and a direct and passionate leader driving effectiveness and efficiencies into Security functions. An Executive leader with expertise and practical experience defining and implementing Security Controls that directly aligns to business strategies. He is an accredited Information Security Officer and best known for rebuilding teams, providing directional corrections, and aligning security teams with strategic initiatives. Matt maintains various professional affiliations including ISACA, InfraGard, OTA, Venture Capital and Private Company Advisory Boards. Enterprise Information Risk & Security Cloud Security Application Security Mobile Security Procurement and Contract Negotiation Security Incident Management Risk Based Management Privacy Programs Threat & Vulnerability Management Static & Dynamic Code Scanning DDoS Protection Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Brand Protection Financial Services Regulations Security integration with Agile Development Domain Management Social Media Monitoring and Security Security Vendor Relationship Third Party Oversight and Security Compliance Cloud Security Design and Operations Advanced Persistent Threat Protections Extensive Experience with NIST / ISO27001 / COBIT / PCI / FFIEC / FINRA / SOX / SAS70 II / Privacy

Current Role

  • Company Name: East West Bank
  • Job Title: Chief Information Security Officer
  • Start Date: June 2022
  • Company Industry: Banking
  • Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Since 1973, East West Bank has served as a pathway to success. With over 120 locations across the U.S. and China, we are the premier financial bridge between the East and West. Our teams of experienced, multicultural professionals help guide businesses and community members on both sides of the Pacific looking to explore new markets and create new opportunities. And our sustained growth and expertise in industries like real estate, entertainment and media, private equity and venture capital, high-tech and aviation help build sustainable businesses and expand our employees’ potential for career advancement. Headquartered in California, East West Bank (Nasdaq: EWBC) is a top performing commercial bank with an exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China markets. With a strong foundation, an enterprising spirit and a commitment to absolute integrity, East West Bank gives people the confidence to reach further. 


Other Active Role:

  • Company Name:  National Technology Security Coalition
  • Job Title:  Board of Directors
  • Start Date:  September 2016

Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Citi
  • Job Title:  Global Consumer Business CISO
  • Start Date:  February 2021