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Jim Holtzclaw Joins Marsh Risk Consulting

New York   |   December 21, 2015

Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, announces the appointment of Jim Holtzclaw as senior vice president of Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory Services at Marsh Risk Consulting (MRC). In his new role, Mr. Holtzclaw will work with a team of experts to implement MRC’s cybersecurity consulting strategy, capabilities, and services in North America and support international client projects.

Mr. Holtzclaw joined Marsh on December 7, 2015, from Waverley Labs where he served as the managing partner and general manager. Prior to Waverley Labs, he was the general manager of federal programs for CyberPoint International, providing consulting support to multiple US government customers through the delivery of cyber operations services, cyber forensics and malware analysis, cyber intelligence, and vulnerability assessments. He also has held senior-level positions with Booz Allen Hamilton and Northrop Grumman Information Technology, focusing on cyber programs with each.

In addition to the private sector, Mr. Holtzclaw served 21 years in the military in various roles as a signal officer. He completed his career as the director of the Army Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT) with a worldwide mission of ensuring the cybersecurity and integrity of the Army’s IT networks and enterprise. During his tenure as director of ACERT, he led early efforts in the development and implementation of cyber operations plans, procedures, and programs for the Army and Department of Defense that are still in use today.

“Having worked in both the private sector and the military, Jim brings a perspective that will help our clients address the essential elements of cybersecurity – strategy, governance, enterprise risk management, and operations,” said Thomas Fuhrman, managing director and senior strategist for Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory Services at Marsh Risk Consulting. “We are pleased to have him work with our team of committed MRC colleagues worldwide, and collaborate across Marsh and Marsh & McLennan Companies in delivering innovative solutions and advanced capabilities to our clients.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Holtzclaw said, “I look forward to working with my colleagues to help clients make better informed decisions regarding their cybersecurity posture and risk management strategies.”

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