Sikich Admits Bucolo as Manager for Security and Compliance

Chris Bucolo

Chris Bucolo

Naperville, Ill.-based Sikich LLP (FY13 net revenue of $100 million) recently admitted Chris Bucolo as the senior manager of partner relations for the security and compliance practice.

Before joining Sikich, Bucolo served as the senior manager of security consulting at ControlScan, the business development director at Mindteck and the president of Integrity Advisors. In addition, he built and sold his own Independent Sales Organization (ISO) – Meridian Merchant Services – which was one of the first in the country to both embrace payment card industry (PCI) security standards and related services.

Bucolo has more than 25 years of experience in the financial technology, payments and compliance industries. In his new role, Bucolo will help design and promote programs that facilitate improved compliance and security processes in the marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses. He will also manage relationships with existing partners, such as ISOs and acquirers.

“As a former small business owner, Chris can empathize with clients who have limited resources and face complex data security issues,” says Jim Sikich, CEO of Sikich. “In the midst of rapidly changing market conditions and requirements, Chris will help our clients operate more effectively as the payment card industry moves from point-in-time compliance to a daily focus on security and best practices.”