Steve Arrington is the Chief Information Security Officer for Genesco Inc., a Fortune 1000 company. Genesco operates over 2,400 retail stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland under the brands of Journeys, Johnston & Murphy, Little Burgundy, Shï, Hat World/Lids, Dockers Footwear, Schuh and Trask, with combined annual revenue over $2.6 billion.
Genesco tapped Steve in 2013 to be the first CISO for the 90 year old retailer. He is a savvy business and technology leader with over twenty years of hands-on experience in assisting numerous executive teams in achieving their IT strategic goals. He has a proven ability to deliver innovation by harmonizing visionary ideas with a pragmatic approach. He is responsible for leading all efforts to align strategic business initiatives with current legal/regulatory requirements and international security best practice models to maximize the confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of all Genesco data, systems, employees and IT assets.
Prior to joining Genesco Inc, Steve was the Chief Information Security Officer for another Fortune 1000 company, Gaylord Entertainment in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and holds the following certifications; CISM, CISA, GLEG, CRISC and PCIP.
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