Ruben is now serving as VP & CISO at Constellation Brands Inc. He is an executive with broad and in-depth experience and knowledge of nearly all facets of information technology on a global basis. Ruben has proven significant experience in cybersecurity and information risk management with Fortune 500 organizations including technology conglomerates (telecommunications, medical instruments, automotive, industrial, energy); package foods (tobacco, food, beverages, snacks). Respected strategist, change agent, and visionary leader with keen ability to quickly assess a cybersecurity posture and create and execute a strategy and architecture that best fits the needs of the organization.
Ruben recently led the containment, response, and recovery to a significant cybersecurity incident at one global snack organization (26 Billion USD revenue, 85,000 employees, with presence in 100+ countries).
Ruben holds multiple certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, GCCC, CIPP, CIPM, Prosci Change Management, among others which when combined with solid understanding of business processes and culture, allows him to understand and simplify complex technical concepts, impacts and risks for his key stakeholders thus enabling clear, open, and productive communications to effectively manage material information-related risks.
Ruben believes that best cybersecurity practices require the adoption of enhanced/new behaviors, the implementation of sustainable governance processes, and selected security capabilities across the organization. He is competent at developing and implementing effective information security and compliance strategies to improve business performance, engage employees and ultimately create competitive advantage
Ruben is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico with major in Computer Sciences.