Executive Director of Information Security
Brad Wells currently serves as Executive Director of Information Security at PPD. In this role he is responsible for the development and oversight of the information security program that is required to implement security strategy and cultivate a risk management approach to security across the business. Brad chairs the Information Security Governance Committee that monitors risks and drives executive input for strategic direction of risks in the environment.
Brad has held roles of increasing responsibility in Information Technology during his career at PPD, having previously served as Director of IT with management responsibility for global data and voice communications infrastructure, data center infrastructure, infrastructure engineering, and mobility. Joining PPD in 1995, he has also held technical network engineering and project management roles regarding business process redesign as well as application and infrastructure implementation.
Brad began his professional career in the pulp and paper industry with responsibilities that included electrical and mechanical system design, computer aided design documentation, and maintaining departmental computer systems and local area networks.
Brad earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He also is a Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a certified Project Management Professional.