Paul N. Smocer
As President Paul oversees BITS, the technology policy division of The Financial Services Roundtable. Previously, Paul served as President of the FSTC divison of the Roundtable and worked to integrate BITS' and FSTC's work. Paul joined the Roundtable in February 2008 as Vice President of Security. In this role, he led BITS' work in promoting the safety and soundness of financial institutions through best practices and successful strategies for developing secure infrastructures, products and services.
Prior to BITS, Paul focused on technology risk management at BNY Mellon and leading information security at the former Mellon Financial Corporation. Paul was previously the CISO and manager of Mellon Financial Corporation’s Technology Assurance Services Division, responsible for information security and technology risk management. Paul began his career at Mellon in 1974 when he joined its Information Technology Audit group. Paul worked in that group until 1978 when he left to join another Pittsburgh-based institution. Paul started up that institution’s information technology audit function and managed that function until 1984 when he became its Chief Auditor. While at that institution, Paul was ultimately responsible for the internal audit, risk management, and corporate compliance functions. Paul returned to Mellon in April 1997 as a division manager in its Audit and Risk Review Department where he managed the technology audit group. While at Bank of New York Mellon and at Mellon, he was actively engaged with BITS as a member of its Vendor Management Working Group, Chair of the Security Steering Committee in 2005 and 2006, and as Chair of the former Operational Risk Committee in 2004. Paul has over thirty years' experience in technology, security and control functions. Paul is a magna cum laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Business Management concentrating in Business Systems.