David D. Maxwell

Chief Information Security Officer & Director of Information Security Practice

David D. Maxwell

As the head of the Information Security division at Columbia Advisory Group, David is responsible for overseeing and managing the company’s cybersecurity and cyber threat assessment team, as well as providing strategic leadership, performance management, and program support. Under David’s leadership, CAG IT security experts have become embedded into many client operational teams to provide guidance, manage staff, and provide security project assessment, remediation and ongoing management.

Prior to joining Columbia Advisory Group, Maxwell spent 16 years with Alcon, a Novartis company, as the company’s Global IT Head of Information Governance and Management Security, where his responsibilities included security reviews and tests, eDiscovery, risk management, compliance and remediation efforts, and vendor assessments.

Prior to Alcon, Maxwell was the Manager of Electronic Development for The Dallas Morning News/AH Belo, where he helped to launch the news publication’s websites and handled start-up projects for the Belo corporation. He began his IT career at Justin Boot Company.

Maxwell holds certifications including CISM, CISA and CISSP. He earned his undergraduate degree at Northwood University and his Masters in Information Technology with an emphasis in Security from American InterContinental University. Away from the office, David enjoys fly fishing and the great outdoors.