Senior Information Security & Data Privacy Executive Joins BDO Consulting

Deena Coffman

Deena Coffman

BDO Consulting, a division of Chicago-based BDO USA (FY16 net revenue of $1.29 billion) one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the appointment of Deena Coffman as managing director in the firm’s technology advisory services practice.

Coffman brings more than 20 years of experience in information security and risk management to her new role, where she will provide strategic consulting services and advise organizations on cybersecurity, data privacy, data analytics and compliance.

“Cross-border data transfers continue to be constrained by disparate global privacy regulations and stricter oversight, which significantly impact business operations for many organizations,” says Carl Pergola, executive director of BDO Consulting. “Deena’s compliance knowledge and in-house IT experience will be instrumental in helping BDO’s clients balance risk with value as data privacy obligations grow in an escalating cyber threat environment.”

Prior to joining BDO, Coffman served as CEO of a boutique consulting firm providing information security and data privacy services, including data breach prevention and response. She also served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for an international company supplying insurance products for cyber liability and data breach insurance policies, as well as for a publicly traded retail client.