Having held multiple senior level positions with over 25 years at American Express, Alan Gallo, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategic Initiatives discusses adapting to the evolving finance space, leading a team of over 500 employees, and American Express’ staying power in the modern landscape.
"The first thing you have to do to be an innovation leader is you have to have trust. Your business peers, the people inside your company have to trust you. They have to know that when you’re thinking about ideas and you’re thinking about things, you’re thinking about the company’s best interest and they trust you and they know that if they come to you with ideas."
Since the financial crisis in 2008, all spending is under a microscope, including IT security budgets. While at the same time, the volume of cyber-attacks have been exponentially increasing requiring more staff to respond and recover from compounding the issue is the competition for IT Security talent is fierce, driving up salaries.