EDS Announces Executive Appointments in Enterprise Risk Management Organization

IT outsourcing company names heads of risk operations


PLANO, Texas -- EDS announced three key senior management appointments to its Enterprise Risk Management organization.

Mike Sample has been named vice president, Executive Operations and Enterprise Risk Management. Sample, who has been serving as acting chief risk officer since March, will lead EDS' Enterprise Risk Management organization. He will continue reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Mike Jordan.

In his expanded role, Sample is responsible for executive operations, including support for EDS' Board of Directors and its governance committee; corporate aviation; health and safety; corporate security and risk management. During his 35 years in the IT industry, Sample has held a variety of key technical and leadership roles with an emphasis on client delivery, account management and executive operations.

"Mike's deep understanding of EDS' global business and his more than three decades of IT services experience are the right combination to further strengthen EDS' risk management operations," said Jordan. "I look forward to working closely with Mike and his new leadership team."

EDS also announced the following appointments in the Enterprise Risk Management organization reporting to Sample:

Rebecca Whitener has been appointed vice president, Enterprise Risk Management and chief risk officer. Whitener will work with EDS leaders in developing and supporting cross-functional operational risk management solutions. Whitener, an EDS Fellow, most recently served as director, Security and Privacy Services, in EDS' Desktop & Mobility service line. She is a recognized authority on data privacy and has more than 25 years of experience in helping a wide range of companies manage their information assets.

Before joining EDS, Whitener helped launch IBM's worldwide privacy offerings. She left IBM to co-found and become executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fiderus, a professional services company focusing on security and privacy solutions.

David Morrow has been named director, Enterprise Risk Management and chief security & privacy officer (CSPO). He will be responsible for strengthening EDS' global information security and privacy policies and procedures. He will work with EDS' Chief Risk Office in helping map security and privacy risk issues to effective enterprisewide solutions. Morrow was previously deputy director, EDS Global Security and Privacy Services, and is a recognized expert in integrating security and business strategies.

Prior to joining EDS, Morrow developed and led the Computer Forensics and Incident Response practice for Ernst & Young LLP. Following that, Morrow joined Fiderus as senior vice president of consulting.

All appointments are effective immediately.