John Gift

Dir of Information Security
Domino's Pizza

John is the Director of Information Security at Domino’s, where he leads the Fraud, International Security, Program Management, and Risk Management teams. John has over 15 years of information technology experience and over 10 years building and leading high performing information technology and security teams.

Prior to joining Domino’s, John worked for Target Corporation leading the Security Operation center in the aftermath of Target’s high-profile data breach. John also led the post data breach remediation efforts and also led the Information Security Strategy, Innovation and Program Management teams during his tenure with Target Corporation.

Early in his career, John was an Information Technology leader for Wellmark, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. While at Wellmark he was the technical lead for the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems, led several high performing teams responsible for implementing key information technology health care reform initiatives and was a member of the leadership team that created Wellmark’s first Center of Excellence for business analysis and quality assurance.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer based information systems from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a master’s of business administration from Iowa State University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) as well as a Certified Incident Response Handler (CIH) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). John also attended Carnegie Mellon University where he completed their highly regarded Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) program.

John has been tasked with building a world class information security program at Domino’s that protects company and customer information while enabling Domino’s strategic business objectives of innovation, growth and becoming the Dominant #1 pizza company in the world.

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