Georgeo Pulikkathara has joined Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., a mortgage subservicing company, as chief information security officer (CISO).
Pulikkathara has more than a decade of experience as a cyber and information security executive. Prior to joining Dovenmuehle, he most recently served as the interim SVP, head of cyber security operations for Bank of the West and the CISO at DataStax, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm.
Pulikkathara has also held cyber and information security positions at Avanade, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft.
He is also currently a U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and Cyber Operations Officer having served in the Army Reserve for more than 23 years and been awarded the Bronze Star Medal twice for his actions in a combat zone.
In his new role, Pulikkathara will be responsible for the information security at Dovenmuehle, protecting data security and privacy, including borrowers’ nonpublic personal information (NPI) and ensuring that Dovenmuehle maintains the appropriate internal systems, organization and information security controls necessary for financial reporting and protecting clients’ confidential data.
“With the increasing rise in cyber threats and other threats to data security and privacy, protecting the data our clients have entrusted to Dovenmuehle is our organization’s top priority,” Pulikkathara says in a release. “I take this responsibility very seriously and look forward to helping Dovenmuehle maintain its reputation for delivering industry-leading mortgage subservicing solutions with a particular emphasis on security and compliance.”