Noel Catrambone is the director of consulting at Stratosphere Networks. His career has focused primarily on IT infrastructure roles of increasing levels of complexity and responsibility. He has worked for some of the leading financial services firms in Chicago, including Nuveen Investments, Kemper Securities and Prudential.
Over the years, he has held roles as a help desk manager, IT manager, network engineer, and owner of an IT consulting company, in addition to serving in director/VP level roles during the last 5+ years. In his recent past, he focused primarily on managing the IT function for small to mid-size financial services firms, both public and private.
As the director of IT infrastructure for a publicly traded company, he had oversight over all IT functions within the holding company and several subsidiaries. Over a three-year period, he took the holding company and three separate divisions from operating on disparate platforms to one cohesive operating environment leveraging a cloud-first approach. The firm and its subsidiaries for which he was responsible now operate on a single hosted voice platform, a private cloud infrastructure, and a shared support model.
Most recently, Noel served as the VP of information technology for a Chicago-based private equity firm. There he was responsible for the firm's internal infrastructure as well as vendor management and IT compliance. He also provided due-diligence guidance on target acquisitions and other strategic consulting services for several of the firm's portfolio companies.
He has extensive experience working with firms on regulatory compliance issues as it pertains to information technology, including the following:
- Responding to and remediating the findings of SEC cyber audits
- SOX audit responses
- Working with the departments of insurance regulation in several different states
- Leading PCI compliance initiatives for entities processing +$100MIL in annual transactions
Commitment to Leadership
ITIL Foundation Level v4