Myrna Soto

Corporate Director/Board Member
CMS Energy, Spirit Airlines, Popular Inc, and Trinet

Myrna serves on the Boards of CMS Energy/Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS), Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) , TriNet (NYSE: TNET) and Popular Inc. which operates under the brand names of Banco Popular, and Popular Bank (NASDAQ: BPOP). She is recognized as a Governance and Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corp Directors (NACD). Myrna also serves on the Advisory Boards of multiple privately held organizations.

Myrna is also the Founder and CEO of Apogee Executive Advisors. An advisory firm focused on providing strategic consulting in the areas of Technology Risk, CyberSecurity, Technology integrations and Enterprise Risk Management. The firms work is specific to Executive Leaders and Boards (Private and Public).

She also recently served as the Chief Strategy and Trust Officer for Forcepoint. Forcepoint is a global cybersecurity technology leader operating in over 150 countries. Myrna led strategy around product development, market fit and elevation of brand recognition of the organization’s product portfolio. Myrna was part of the executive team who led the transaction deal team that successfully spun out the company from the Parent organization to a growth private equity firm.

Myrna served as COO of Digital Hands via an investment interest. Digital hands was an award-winning managed security service provider (MSSP) focused on providing world-class Cybersecurity operations to customers and partners. She was responsible for Security Operations, Service Delivery, Global Sales, Customer Success, Marketing and HR. Myrna was responsible for the funding of the company’s first capital round of funds, growing top line revenue by 30% and developing a world class team prior to her engagement completion.

Myrna was also an Investment Partner at ForgePoint Capital (Formerly known as Trident Capital Cybersecurity). She Remains a Venture Investor & Advisor for ForgePoint Capital. ForgePoint Capital is a venture capital fund focused exclusively on investing in early-stage Cybersecurity companies.  Prior to joining Digital Hands & ForgePoint Capital Myrna served as Corporate SVP & GCISO (Global Chief Information Security Officer) for Comcast Corp. In her role, Myrna was responsible for all security & technology risk management for the Enterprise. Her scope of responsibility included over 54 business lines within the Comcast Portfolio valued at over 163B, over 160K employees and a 800 person team. Myrna Served in her Role as Corp SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer for 9 years and was a member of the Executive Management Team.

Myrna has over 28 years of focused Information Technology/ Cybersecurity experience and accolades within a variety of industries, including: financial services, hospitality, Insurance/Risk Management, and gaming/entertainment. Prior to joining Comcast, Myrna served as CISO & Vice President of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International (formerly known as MGM MIRAGE). She previously held senior leadership positions with American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Kemper Insurance.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a Master of Science degree in Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University.  Myrna was recently recognized by Directors & Boards Magazine as a Director to Watch. She also was recognized by boardiQ as a Hall of Fame LatinX | Hispanic Top 100 Honoree. Latino Leaders magazine recognized her in July of 2020 as one of the Top 100 most influential Latinas in business. She was recognized by SC Magazine as the Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security in ,Top Women to Watch by Diversity Journal Magazine, named to the Top 100 CISOs list by Hottopics, and named to the Top 50 Women in Internet Security. She was also recognized by Multi Channels News as a member of the 2017 “Wonder Woman” honoree class. In October of 2020 she was named to ALPFA’s List of 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business for the fourth year in a row, ranked as #1 in 2019. She is a Maestros Awardee, Named to Women’s Inc Most Influential Corporate Directors, named by Bold Business as one of the Top 25 leaders in CyberSecurity and was named as one of the World’s Top IT Security Influencers by CISO Platform amongst other accolades.