ISACA Welcomes New CEO Erik Prusch

Schaumburg, Ill. (June 12, 2023) Erik Prusch will  join ISACA as its new CEO today. Based in Washington state, Prusch brings  significant tech and leadership experience as a CEO and board director to the  organization.  

“This is an exciting time for ISACA as we’ve expanded  globally, developed new tools and resources to help organizations thrive in a  rapidly changing technology landscape, and become recognized as the global  leader in digital trust,” said ISACA Board Chair Pam Nigro. “Erik’s extensive  tech and business leadership experience and skills will help drive ISACA  forward and add value to the individuals and enterprises we serve.”  

Prior to joining ISACA, Prusch served as CEO of Outerwall,  Lumension, NetMotion Wireless, Clearwire and Borland Software Corporation. He has  been a board member for RealNetworks, WASH, Calero  Software and Keynote Systems. Previously in his career, Prusch served as  chief financial officer for a number of public companies, such as Identix and  Borland, and for divisions of public companies, such as Gateway Computers  and PepsiCo. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche (then  Touche Ross). Prusch holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA  from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

“The pace of change  in technology is escalating at an unprecedented rate, and it is a uniquely  challenging and interesting time for digital trust professionals and their  organizations,” said Prusch. “Throughout my career, I’ve guided organizations  through transformation, so it’s exciting to join ISACA at this pivotal moment.  Now more than ever, it’s critical that we equip our members and customers with  the forward-looking resources they need to thrive in their careers and  enterprises.”

ISACA is widely known for its globally recognized certifications  for digital trust professionals, including the  Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security  Manager credentials (CISM), as well as the COBIT framework and the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). Additionally, the association established One  in Tech, an ISACA Foundation, to advance equity and diversity in tech. ISACA has 170,000  members in 188 countries.  

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ISACA® ( is a global community advancing individuals and  organizations in their pursuit of digital trust. For more than 50 years, ISACA  has equipped individuals and enterprises with the knowledge, credentials,  education, training and community to progress their careers, transform their  organizations, and build a more trusted and ethical digital world. ISACA is a  global professional association and learning organization that leverages the  expertise of its more than 170,000 members who work in digital trust fields  such as information security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and quality.  It has a presence in 188 countries, including 225 chapters worldwide. Through  its foundation One In Tech, ISACA supports IT education and career pathways for  underresourced and underrepresented populations.