Bob Fabien Zinga is a cyber security executive commissioned in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an Information Warfare qualified Information Professional Officer with more than 14 years of honorable service. He is a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) who most recently completed a tour of duty as the Program Manager (PM) for the SPAWAR Reserve Programs (SRP) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). He is currently serving as the N1/N6 Department Head of a twelve member team supporting NR COMPACFLT INTEL 0419. He is also the Head of Security & IT at Directly, the leader in support automation, helping enterprise companies launch and train virtual agents that double their automation rate. He has more than 20 years of certified Information Technology experience with expertise in leadership, secure enterprise information technology operations, and project management in three distinct industries: higher education, U.S. Government, and corporate America. He’s a project leader and team motivator.
He holds two Master’s Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Management (MSM) specializing in Naval Operations & National Security from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry: Biology from the University of Alabama (UA), and has studied at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Naval War College (NWC), Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMAT), and the National Defense University (NDU).
Bob holds several technical certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP®), Certified Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP®-ISSMP®), PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: SECURITY (MCSE:SECURITY), and VMware Certified Professional (VCP)- to name a few.
Prior to assuming his current position at Directly, Bob served as the Director of Security Program Services at Truvantis, the leader in providing holistic, world-class information security expertise within reach for small and mid-sized companies and individual departments, balancing security, practicality, and cost.
Prior to Truvantis, Bob served as the Information Security Manager at Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), the global leader of hyper-local commerce, offering consumers a vast mobile and online marketplace to discover and save on unbeatable local deals worldwide. Prior to Groupon, Bob served as the Senior Security Engineer of Pivotal Software Inc., the global leader at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development. Prior to Pivotal, Bob served as the Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA, and as a Senior Security Engineer for his alma mater- the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, respectively.
Bob is a board of directors of the Westmount Community Association in San Jose, CA, the capital of Silicon Valley, where he lives with his wife Demetria, two daughters, and exuberant Shih Tzu. He can be reached on his professional website: bobfabienzinga.com.
Bob Zinga is ready to lead!