Gordon founded the CISO Mentoring Project in 2015 to help members of the tech community understand what it takes to work in cybersecurity and to become a CISO. He is an actively engaged mentor to many aspiring and active CISOs across the country. Gordon is a regular instructor with (ISC)2 an international, nonprofit association for information security leaders, creating and leading educational events, video courses, and content for (ISC)2 members. In 2019 when Gordon founded Stone Creek Coaching to help meet the ever-increasing demand for knowledge and understanding of the CISO role.
As a recognized expert, Gordon is frequently sought to speak at industry events on cybersecurity, Governance-Risk-Compliance (GRC), Enterprise Risk Management, Third-Party Risk Management, IT Ops, Cyber Ops, and Supply Chain Management. Gordon received a BBA in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from West Texas A&M University. Gordon has over 40 years of experience in the financial services, health care, and consulting industries, where he supported over 800 clients in the areas of third-party risk management, technology, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management and GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) program development. Gordon works with clients as their subject matter expert in residence.