Jason Callahan has over 25 years of information security and technology leadership experience at a host of enterprises, including Fortune 150 companies, the Department of Defense, financial institutions, and life sciences and energy corporations. He has a demonstrated, authentic record of developing high-performance organizations.
Jason is currently serving in two professional capacities. As the chief information security officer (CISO), he is responsible for developing the enterprise security program strategy and execution, while also defining the security standards for Illumina's high-tech products and cloud-based solutions. Jason is additionally serving as the head of Global Infrastructure & Operations, in which he is responsible for supporting all facets of enterprise technology platforms and high- performance computing.
Jason began his career in the United States Air Force, where he held both physical and information security functions. After leaving the Air Force, he went on to launch a successful private cybersecurity consulting firm, before co-founding the security program at the world's largest biotechnology company.
Jason received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business and a bachelor's degree in IT. He serves on the board of directors for the San Diego CISO Round Table and is the vice chairman on the board of directors for Villa Musica, a nonprofit musical arts education center for the entire San Diego County student population.