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Justin Greis

Partner, Chicago
Designs, builds, and activates secure and trusted digital transformations to help organizations accelerate their mission and protect their purpose

About Justin

Justin Greis is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He is a leader of McKinsey Digital and the Risk & Resilience Practices, with a focus on cybersecurity, cloud, technology strategy, and digital transformation. Justin designs, builds, and activates secure and trusted digital transformations to help organizations accelerate their mission and protect their purpose. Justin brings a wealth of experience across a wide variety of industries.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he served as the global and the Americas cybersecurity transformation leader for EY, where he helped clients assess, improve, and operate world-class cybersecurity programs. Justin was also a consultant for Protiviti in France and before that led the technology organization of the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, a not-for-profit consulting group. Justin began his career as an entrepreneur, founding BrainOrbit, a digital consulting company that designed, built, and implemented dynamic websites, collaboration portals, and interactive digital solutions.

In addition to his work with McKinsey, Justin serves as a professor at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, where he teaches IT governance, risk, and controls in the MSIS and MBA programs. He has won numerous awards for his real-world curriculum and innovative teaching methods.

Strong believers in the power of education, Justin and his wife created a scholarship focused on providing higher education opportunities to students. He is a frequent speaker at industry forums such as ISACA, Information Security Forum (ISF), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and various other executive and board councils. He is a published thought leader on the topics of technology strategy, cybersecurity, IT risk management, and digital transformation.

Justin holds a bachelor of Science and a master of business administration in accounting and information systems from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and holds the following professional certifications: CDPSE, CGEIT, CIPP/US, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, GIAC/GSEC, ITIL, PMP, and TOGAF.

Justin enjoys playing drums, harmonica, ukulele, photography, snorkeling, fishing, geology, and rock collecting. An avid learner, Justin frequently writes on his blog, progressology.com, where he explores a variety of topics focused on the central theme of “progress.” Justin lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and two children.

PUBLISHED WORK

“Protecting the Promise of a Better Tomorrow,” Rackspace Technology, 2016

“BYOD should begin with business case,” eSecurity Planet, 2013

“Five questions with Justin Greis,” ISACA Journal, 2011

“A risk-based approach to segregation of duties: Partnering IT and the business to meet the challenges of global regulatory compliance,” ISACA Journal, 2009

“An Innovative Approach to Teaching IT Governance, Risk and Controls,” WITS, 2009

PAST EXPERIENCE

EY
Partner

Indiana University, Bloomington – Kelley School of Business
Professor

BrainOrbit
Founder, CEO

EDUCATION

Indiana University, Bloomington – Kelley School of Business
MBA, Accounting and Information Systems

Indiana University, Bloomington – Kelley School of Business
Bachelor of Science (BS), Accounting and Information Systems