Cy is currently the Chairman of NRF IT Security Council and former Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer & SVP, Global Infrastructure of Ralph Lauren. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Cy worked for Anderson Growth Partners/Books-A-Million, a private equity group with substantial holdings in retail, wholesale, distribution, and real estate. Cy held various roles with the company including President of Digital, CIO, SVP of Store Technology, and SVP of Internet Operations. He was also a Board Member and Advisor to the Orvis leadership.
Cy is an active leader in the industry and community groups. He is the Chairman of the National Retail Federation’s IT Security Council and serves on the executive committee of the NRF CIO Council. Cy works regularly with the DHS/CISA on Retail Industry issues and recently represented the Retail industry at the DHS CyberStorm 2020 National Cyber Exercise. Cy has spoken on retail IT and security at a number of industry conferences including the NRF Big Show, Zoomtopia, RSA, and the IAPP Global Privacy Summit. He serves on global customer advisory boards for Zoom, Microsoft, Team8, and Salesforce.
He is a member of the MIS Advisory Board for University of Alabama – Culverhouse College of Commerce, the Industrial Advisory Board for the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, the Retail Analytics Council at Northwestern University, and is a Retail Advisory Council member for the Knowledge@Wharton program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cy graduated from Northwestern University.