Jay Leek is a Managing Partner of SYN Ventures and Managing Director and Co-founder of ClearSky Security. Mr. Leek was formerly the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to The Blackstone Group L.P. where he also shared responsibility for identifying, structuring, evaluating, executing, and overseeing Blackstone Innovations’ portfolio of information security investments.
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Leek established, built and headed up global information risk and security programs for Equifax and Nokia. Throughout the past 22 years, Mr. Leek has also worked as a product manager for information security vendors as well as a consultant to numerous telecom companies, government agencies, and financial institutions, assisting them with business development, strategic planning and architectural design required to meet their information risk and security objectives.
Mr. Leek holds a B.S. from Capella University in information assurance and security, and is a Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Information Systems Auditor.