November Chapter Meeting
Date: Friday November 20, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Rosie OʼGradyʼs - 800 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10019
Guest Speaker: Colleen Gomez, Regional Head of Security, West Coast, Japan and Australia, Square, Inc.
Registration ends on November 18, 2015
Speaker Change: Colleen Gometz will replace George McCloskey as speaker due to a change in his travel schedule
Colleen Gomez, Regional Head of Security, West Coast, Japan and Australia, Square, Inc.
Colleen is the Regional Head of Security, West Coast, Japan and Australia at Square Inc., a global payments and financial services company located in San Francisco, California. Square is best known for its innovative credit card processing and point of sale platform, empowering millions of small businesses to grow and manage their business. Square Cash allows customers to send and receive money instantly through a mobile device. Square Capital helps small businesses finance growth without having to navigate complex financial industry barriers, providing instant access to funds. Square leads the industry with innovative solutions that facilitate commerce. With offices in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Australia, Square processes over $35B annually. Colleen manages security operations for Square's offices in California, Japan and Australia.
Prior to Square, Colleen worked at Pixar Animation Studios as part of the Safety & Security Team in Emeryville, California. There she helped broaden the program to include safety and security outreach with community partners, create policy and procedures for operational staff, and support Studio security. Colleen served 9 years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. She enjoyed assignments in the Detention, Patrol, and Training Divisions before retiring in 2010. Colleen is involved with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ASIS International. She is a graduate of the University of California at Davis and a Bay Area native.