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Dr. Claude L Council, PhD, CGEIT, CISA, CISM is a thought leader and expert in the field of Information Technology Managment.  He has formerly taught in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences, at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. IT Governance and IT Audit are some of the classes he taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He was also a systems engineer in Information Security at the Target Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, Nova Southeastern University, and an alumnus of the Healthcare Informatics and Telecommunications industries. IT Governance and COBIT were the focus of his doctoral dissertation.

Skills Summary •    Information Security & Compliance •    Program and Project Management•    Technical/Non-Technical Communication•    Overcoming Culture Constraints•    Expectation Management•    Negotiation•    Establishing Accountability•    Balancing risk with business need•    Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA•    COBIT, ITIL, ISO 2700x•    MS Office Suite

Work experience

Network Specialist

•    Lead my partners to become the regional top producer for 2001 (Channel Champion, approximately $ 2.4 Million in annual revenue•    Lead the account team to attain the largest bundled internet connection sale (approximately $ 720,000 in contract revenue for one deal)

May 2008Sep 2008

Data Governance Project Lead

eBay (Contractor)

•    Lead the development of an iterative data governance program to produce tangible results every 3 months.  •    Developed business and process models and prioritized a list of governance pain points in 8 weeks.  •    Identified $500 million potential revenue opportunity.  •    Developed policies, procedures, and a Data Governance Council Charter in 6 weeks

Mar 2006May 2008

IT Auditor/Security Consultant

Target Corporation

•    Saved company approximately $ 80,000 dollars in salary by preparing college recruits to handle tasks normally requiring more experience.•    Leveraged COBIT, ISO 27002, to develop a strategic business plan and governance program for the Information Security function in 3 months.  •    Network SOX Testing: Developed a comprehensive test of the auto disable feature providing a comprehensive description of the MIIS system to decrease the research time needed by future auditors.

Aug 2006May 2008

Adjunct Professor

Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota

•    Designed lesson plan and taught IT Audit to Graduate Accounting Majors.•    Designed lesson plan and taught IT Governance to Undergraduate MIS Majors•    Sat on the Management Information Systems Research Consortium

Aug 2002Mar 2006

IT Director

South Louisiana Community College

•    Established a campus technology program from the ground up using best practices from COBIT.•    Developed and implemented a QA program resulting in 40% less lead-time for problem resolution.  •    Over a 3-year period lead the technical portion of grant proposals resulting in approximately $ 2.1 million in funding.


Jan 2000Jun 2006


•    3.97 GPA•    Admitted into the Computer Science Honor Society

Aug 1999Mar 2002

Masters Management Information Systems

•    3.97 GPA•    Early admission to the Doctorate Program

Aug 1986Dec 1991

Bachelor of Arts

Publiations and Presentations


Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT)

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)