Michael D. Molinaro

CISO and Vice President
BioReference Laboratories
Mr. Molinaro has specialized in transforming and building secure, quantitatively repeatable and compliant Information Technology and Enterprise Risk and Security Departments. Flexible information services can be delivered quickly and secure by developing and integrating proven mature methodologies in security, risk, project, software-development, quality and service management with Business Process Management (BPM) Software in business and technology. Mr. Molinaro has been assisting organizations in business and technology engineering and process improvement and low code deployments over a 33 year career. His experience spans multiple industry verticals that include military, manufacturing/engineering, software/ecommerce, retail, telecommunications/cloud, healthcare, education, insurance and medical diagnostics/Biotech. Mr. Molinaro has held technical and management positions at leading companies and organizations such as the United States Army, Cellular One, MCI Telecommunications Inc., Movado, Ground Travel Technology Team Inc., AEGIS Insurance Services Inc., Bright House Networks and Bio Reference Laboratories.

Mr. Molinaro holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology with a focus in robotics and software automation and a Master’s of Science in Information Technology and Cybersecurity from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is currently pursuing an MBA. Mr. Molinaro is also a veteran of the United States Army Signal Corp and was nominated runner-up for the CISO of the year by the EC-Council security group and CIO of the year by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum in 2014. He formerly held several “technical” certifications and currently maintains multiple IT, security and risk certifications; CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT), C|CISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), ITIL (Version 3 Foundations Certification).

Mr. Molinaro was the leader and architect of the overall Cyber defense of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (a National Public Event) as well as the head of the IT Dept. Mr. Molinaro’s team was the cyber eyes and ears of this National Public Event. His breadth of experience and use of standardized methodology in information systems, risk, security, project management, business process engineering, policy making, power & radio engineering and software development has provided solutions and strategies in design, operations, maintenance and repair that greatly contributed to increasing and improving the corporate bottom line, quality, customer service, security and compliance effectiveness of many businesses. His methods and practices are based on sound and proven scientific and discrete engineering techniques used by the most successful organizations worldwide and he has met and exceeded corporate and customer satisfaction challenges. These practices are those developed, successfully deployed and greatly promoted by Carnegie-Mellon and other prestigious and well known engineering, scientific Universities and businesses worldwide.

Michael enjoys working in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment and thrives on contributing to the creative process. He can assist you to concentrate your energies on your business and customer’s by developing, planning and implementing business, technology, risk,  security and compliance strategies tailored to fit your leadership and business styles

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