FORT WORTH – May 15, 2018 — LEO Cyber Security, a cyber advisory, and operations firm, announced Jason Kulas has joined LEO as a director.
Jason Kulas is the former Chief Executive Officer of Santander Consumer USA (NYSE: SC). He served on the Board of Directors of SC from 2015-2017 and from 2007-2012. He was named CEO in 2015, President in 2013, and was the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2015.
Mr. Kulas joined Santander Consumer after serving as a Managing Director in investment banking for J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., where he was employed from 1995 to 2007. He is a member of The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the Exchange Club of East Dallas, the 21st Century Council at SMU, and the investment committee of the Dallas Regional Chamber. Mr. Kulas serves as a board member for several nonprofits in the Dallas area, including Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, Art House Dallas, Dallas Summer Musicals, and the SMU Dedman College Executive Board. He has also served as an adjunct professor of marketing at Texas Christian University. Mr. Kulas received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from Texas Christian University.
“I am very pleased to join the board of LEO. As a corporate executive of a publicly traded company, I have seen firsthand the value of an effective cyber security program,” stated Kulas. “LEO is helping companies of all sizes build and operate effective cyber programs at the fraction of what it would cost for them do it themselves.”
Commenting on the announcement, LEO founder David Tompkins stated, “Cyber security is a C-Suite issue and having Jason join the LEO Board highlights our focus on ensuring business leaders and executives understand the nature, scale and severity of the cyber challenges and how to best protect organizations. While cyber has a technical component, it is first and foremost a business issue. LEO was founded with that in mind.”
Texas-based LEO helps businesses architect, build, and operate cyber security programs. LEO has a particular focus on underserved and emerging growth markets (e.g. critical infrastructure, mid-market financials) with deep needs for cyber security.
LEO hires world-class cyber operators to help our customer’s build effective and efficient cyber security programs. In addition to the cyber security pioneers LEO hires, most of LEO’s Investors and Advisors have deep cyber security experience as well.
LEO is a cyber security advisory and operations concern comprised of some of the world’s most knowledgeable cyber experts. Its name is a derivation of the Renaissance visionary, Leonardo da Vinci, who refused to accept the status quo. LEO provides both advisory and operational assistance to our customers. With deep cyber skills, LEO is poised to help clients build effective and cost-efficient cyber programs.