Director Technology Security & Governance


About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it and for more information about our brands, please visit , or .

Location Name

Columbus Corporate Headquarters


Note: Remote elibigle within the US

The Director Technology Security & Governance is responsible for developing and executing the Express, Inc. Technology Security and Governance program by managing people, delivering technology and operating process/procedures necessary to protect Express, Inc. technology assets, data, and brand reputation. This person must possess a deep understanding of technology security, effective risk management, technology systems governance/compliance; be adept at developing strong cross-functional relationships; have proven success in defining an appropriate Security Strategy and Roadmap that balances risk, speed and cost; delivering security technology implementations in alignment with the Security Strategy and Roadmap; be highly skilled in defining, building and maintaining a high performing security and governance team in alignment with the Security Strategy; have proven success in managing budgets, vendors, contracts, SLA's.

  • Define strategic vision for Express, Inc. Technology Security and Governance in support of strategic business objectives, tactical needs, and broader compliance/regulatory requirements
  • Establish & manage Technology Security and Governance roadmap necessary to achieve the vision
  • Define and deliver projects in support of the roadmap and strategic vision
  • Define and lead regulatory compliance activities in support of corporate, state, federal and international technology mandates
  • Develop and review all system-related security plans throughout the organization's network, acting as a critical enabler of securely designed and delivered technology systems and projects
  • Lead and execute incident response component of the information security program as well as the threat and vulnerability management component
  • Perform information security risk assessments and serve as an internal auditor for security issues
  • Define, organize and develop appropriate team required to deliver and maintain Technology Security & Governance strategic vision in support of strategic and tactical business objectives
  • Support a culture of high performance by establishing career paths and developing team members within Technology Security & Governance while driving superior results
  • Influence, communicate and negotiate with all levels of management across functional and business unit boundaries (i.e., Managers through Senior Leadership Team members). Collaborate with leaders to identify and address gaps in Technology Security and Governance.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in Information Security including experience within a multi-platform, data center, retail and cloud-based technical environment (prior retail experience is highly preferred)
  • MSCE, CISA and CISSP certifications (will consider demonstrated experience operating and administrating networks as a substitute for certification)
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate IT security concepts to all levels of the business and technology organizations
  • Previous experience effectively designing, hiring and managing a high-performing security and governance team
  • In-depth understanding of information security technologies and process
  • Demonstrated knowledge and execution of information security policy practices and procedures
  • Proven ability to design and refine governance and security processes, ensuring overall effectiveness

  • Professional yet approachable work style, comfortable and effective in partnering with all levels of the organization
  • Highly collaborative and adept at navigating and balancing multiple competing priorities for best possible business outcome through partnership and well-established relationships
  • Adept at balancing and appropriately prioritizing multiple competing priorities
  • Proficient in distilling highly complex technical and analytical concepts in simplified yet meaningful ways to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization


An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.