BITS Staff Biographies

  • Leigh Williams, Group President
  • Jenny Cleveland, Project Administrator
  • Mariana Gomez, Technology Counsel
  • William Henley, Senior Vice President
  • Andrew Kennedy, Project Administrator
  • Nicole Muryn, Project Administrator
  • Ann Patterson, Vice President
  • Greg Rattray, Senior Vice President
  • Dan Schutzer, Chief Technology Officer
  • Paul N. Smocer, FSTC President
  • Heather Wyson, Vice President

Leigh Williams,
Technology Group President
Leigh Williams was appointed President of BITS in April 2007, and became President of the Roundtable’s Technology Group (BITS and FSTC) in June 2009 when the Roundtable acquired FSTC. Previously, Leigh was a Senior analyst at Wolters Kluwer, in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. While at Harvard, his research focused on public and private sector collaboration in the governance of privacy and security. Prior to joining the Kennedy School, Leigh worked for many years at Fidelity Investments in various risk management, security and privacy roles, including Chief Risk Officer and Chief Privacy Officer. His most recent position at Fidelity was Senior Vice President, Public Policy. While with Fidelity Investments, Leigh served the industry in a variety of leadership roles, including many within BITS and the rest of The Financial Services Roundtable. Leigh served as Chairman of the BITS Security and Risk Assessment Steering Committee, co-Chair of the BITS Privacy Working Group, and as a member of the BITS Advisory Board. He was one of the early leaders of the Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC), serving as an officer and member of the first Board of Directors of ITAC from 2004 – 2006.

Jenny Cleveland,
Project Administrator
Jenny Cleveland joined the Technology Group in 2010 as part of the Communications and Member Relations team, supporting both BITS and FSTC. Previously, Jenny held communications and program administration positions for non-profits. She holds a Bachelor’s of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

Mariana Gomez,
Technology Counsel
Mariana came to BITS and FSTC from the Roundtable’s Government Affairs staff in 2010. She serves as lead Technology Counsel and oversees all legal and contractual issues for BITS and FSTC as well as assisting the Regulation Program with legislative analysis. Previously, Mariana provided legal support to the Roundtable’s Government Affairs Council (GAC), where she interpreted pending legislation and contributed to position papers and comment letters to regulatory agencies. During her tenure, she played a key role in assessing the evolving implications of financial reform legislation. Prior to the Roundtable, Mariana worked for the Department of Treasury. She holds a law degree from American University and a Bachelor’s from University of California, Berkeley. Mariana is a member of the ABA Banking Law Committee, ABA Business Law Section and of the Consumer Financial Services Committee.

William Henley,
Senior Vice President
William Henley joined BITS in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Regulation. As the Regulation Program lead, he manages relationships with federal regulators, outlines policy positions on operations and technology issues, and provides subject matter expertise on regulator issues. Previously, William spent more than 20 years in federal government service, most recently as the Director of IT Examinations for the Office of Thrift Supervision. At OTS, William was the agency’s principal advisor regarding the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and guidelines pertaining to the examination and supervision of saving associations in the area of Information Technology (IT) and Technology Risk Management, including electronic banking activities; and was the OTS representative to the FFIEC IT Subcommittee, serving as Chair from April 2009 to June 2010. Prior to joining the OTS, William spent 17 years with the FDIC. He and his wife Victoria are the proud parents of two sons, William, III and Matthew.

Andrew Kennedy,
Project Administrator
Andrew Kennedy joined BITS in 2008 and currently works with the Security and Vendor Management programs. He interned at BITS in 2006 while earning his degree from Cal State East Bay. Previously, Andrew worked as an IT professional and Security consultant with over a decade of experience working in the biotech and software industry in California.

Nicole Muryn,
Project Administrator
Nicole Muryn joined BITS in 2008 as a Project Administrator to the BITS Fraud and Regulation programs. Nicole is a graduate from Ohio Northern University with a B.S.B.A. in International Business and Economics with a double major in French Language.

Ann Patterson,
Vice President
Ann Patterson directs communications and member relations for BITS and FSTC, ensuring members receive maximum value from their relationship throughout the Roundtable’s Technology Group. Prior to joining BITS in February 2002, Ann was the alliance marketing manager for EYT, formerly Ernst & Young Technologies. At EYT, Ann was responsible for developing and executing strategic business development and marketing programs with EYT’s technology partners. Previously, Ann held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its marketing, business development, and strategic communications groups. Prior to PwC, Ann worked for the Department of Defense (DoD). She holds a BS in commercial arts from Hood College.

Colonel (ret) Gregory J. Rattray, Ph.D.,
Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President of Security, Greg is responsible for leading BITS’ work in promoting the safety and soundness of financial institutions through best practices and successful strategies for developing secure infrastructures, products and services. Prior to joining BITS, Greg Rattray was a founding partner of Delta Risk LLC. Delta Risk establishes risk management strategies and cyber security capacity building approaches for government and private sector clients. He also was the Chief Internet Security Advisor for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) responsible for coordinating the broad range of ICANN programs and activities related to ensuring the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system as well as the corporate security, continuity and risk management programs. Previously, Greg served 23 years as an U.S. Air Force officer, retiring in summer 2007. His assignments included Director for Cyber Security on the White House National Security Council and commander of the Operations Group of the Air Force Information Warfare Center responsible for global operations of 900 personnel/$100 million active duty and National Guard team. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace. He received his Ph.D. from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, his Masters in Public Policy from J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and his B.S. from U.S. Air Force Academy. Greg is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and a full member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dan Schutzer,
Chief Technology Officer
Daniel Schutzer joined BITS/FSTC as Chief Technology Officer in January 2010. As CTO, Dan provides guidance on developing technologies and their impact on electronic commerce, risk management and operational solutions for the industry. Prior to his role at the Roundtable, Dan served as President of the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) from 2005 until the Roundtable acquired FSTC in January 2010. He spent more than 20 years at Citigroup in risk management, advanced technology, payments and security roles, most recently as a Director and Senior Vice President. Dan also worked as Technical Director of U.S. Naval Intelligence and as Director of Systems and Technical Sales Support for the Univac division of Sperry Rand, New York Metropolitan Region. He currently serves as co-chair of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council’s (FSSCC) R&D Committee and is a Fellow and Advisory Board member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Dan has been published in over 65 publications and has authored 7 books. He is a graduate of City College of New York and received a Master of Science of Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Syracuse University.

Paul N. Smocer,
Vice President
Currently President of the FSTC division of the Roundtable’s Technology Group, Paul Smocer joined BITS in February 2008 as Vice President of Security. In this security role, Paul leads BITS’ work in promoting the safety and soundness of financial institutions through best practices and successful strategies for developing secure infrastructures, products and services. Paul has over thirty years’ experience in security and control functions. Prior to BITS, he focused on technology risk management at The Bank of New York Mellon Company and leading information security at the former Mellon Financial Corporation. While at Bank of New York Mellon and at Mellon, Paul was actively engaged with BITS as a member of its Vendor Management Working Group, Chair of the Security Steering Committee in 2005 and 2006, and as Chair of the former Operational Risk Committee in 2004.

Heather Wyson,
Vice President
Heather Wyson joined BITS in 2001. Today, she is the Vice President for the BITS Fraud Reduction Program and operational initiatives. Heather manages a variety of projects related to critical infrastructure protection and cross-sector coordination. With the Fraud Reduction Program, Heather focuses on debit and ATM card fraud, internal fraud, and remote channel fraud. She has a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.