Tim Byrd

Executive Vice President & CISO

Tim Byrd joined TIAA in 2019 as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Tim is responsible for the information security strategy and governance, technologies, security engineering, and cyber defense and monitoring.

Recognized as an industry leader, Tim currently serves as the Banking Policy Institute’s BITS (Business Information Technology Security) Security Steering Committee Chair, focusing on various sector-wide initiatives such as cloud security and identity and access management. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).

Prior to joining TIAA, Tim served as Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Assessments and Engagement at Wells Fargo, and was responsible for front-line information security and risk assessment. His responsibilities included designing a risk-based approach and building a world-class team to execute cyber-risk initiatives globally. Additionally, Tim oversaw third-party risk programs, security awareness and training, and all external cybersecurity public-private partnership engagement. He was also selected to serve as the executive sponsor for all cloud security efforts. In this role, Tim established strong governance and security criteria and led a cloud strategy transformation at Wells Fargo.