David L. Schwed

David L. Schwed is an accomplished and results-driven cybersecurity and information technology executive and entrepreneur with broad based expertise leading organizational IT strategy, high-visibility projects and programs, and skilled technical teams, with experience gained supporting and growing business in a Fortune 200 environment. David is currently the Head of Digital Assets Technology for BNY Mellon. He was the founding director and professor of the Cybersecurity Master’s program for the Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University. He also served as the chief architect of a full service digital assets merchant bank’s information security program, defining and revising all policies, procedures, and best practices. He’s been the primary researcher at a global fortune 200 financial services company for geopolitical threats, focusing on attacks originating from high risk regions; collected and compiled findings into reports providing insight and guidance to stakeholders on threats impacting the financial services industry. He also launched and managed a telecommunications network management company to reach $27MM in annual revenue, leading to an acquisition by Windstream Holdings in 2018. Relevant work experience includes tenures at Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, Marsh, MASS Communications, Galaxy Digital, and RTI Cable.

David is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, Certified Bitcoin Professional, Certified Ethereum Professional, Certified DeFi Expert, and also the recipient of the SmartCEO Executive Management Award (General Counsel). David is a member of the New York Bar and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hofstra University School of Law where he was an associate editor of the Hofstra Law Review.