Senior Information Security Director, Ally Financial
Hayes Rutter is an information security professional with over 19 years of IT experience. Hayes graduated from Miami University in 1994 with a degree in political science. After graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy where he spent four years as a surface warfare officer serving in various roles aboard USS DOYLE (FFG-39) and USS CONNOLLY (DD-979). Retraining for an IT career after the Navy, Hayes spent 4 years working as a contract desktop and server support administrator for Solectron Manufacturing. He made the leap in 2003 to the world of information security by joining Bank of America. During his 14 years with BofA, Hayes held roles in the security operations center, data loss prevention monitoring and engineering, security architecture/consulting, cyber analytics engineering, cyber threat intelligence, and information security governance. Through these years there were 4 major acquisitions, the global economic downturn, and a rapid expansion of information security as a discipline. In 2018, Hayes moved to Ally Financial to lead the cyber security technology team and has shifted to managing the cyber strategy and carrying out a related transformation program to blend cyber and fraud functions Hayes has earned his MCP, CISSP, OpenFAIR, and Certified Scrum Master Certifications. Hayes lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife. He enjoys golf, woodworking, landscaping, and website administration.