Jeff Sauntry is the CEO of Risk Neutral and Co-President of the Private Directors Association Tampa Bay Chapter (PDA-TPA). He is a results-focused board member and senior executive with publicly traded and private organizations. Leader of core operations for professional services, platform as a service, cybersecurity, technology, and telecommunications firms. Jeff is a Certified Director by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and recognized as a Leadership Fellow in Cyber Risk. Jeff is a graduate of the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a subject matter expert in risk management, regulatory compliance, privacy, go-to-market strategy, digital transformation, eCommerce, fraud, and physical security. He is a trusted advisor able to translate complex business challenges into actionable initiatives designed to minimize deviation from expected outcomes. Jeff thrives at the intersection of innovation and value creation.
As an entrepreneur, owner of multiple closely held private companies, and an AM&AA Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor, he brings a unique over-the-horizon perspective to the boardroom. Jeff believes cognitive diversity and sound corporate governance create a competitive differentiator for the organizations he serves.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Jeff served in executive roles at publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies, including Synopsys, Cigital, Unisys, AT&T, Computer Associates, Novell, PWC, and KPMG, leading global professional services, and engineering organizations.