Jerry L. Bowman, RCDD, RTPM, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP is the Chief Business Development Officer for Arlington-based IMTAS, an information technology and management consulting firm serving the public sector since 1994. He has more than 30 years of experience in executive management – including private and public companies, IT project and managed services, construction and construction management of data centers, carrier hotels and colocation facilities for the public and private sectors. He also has an extensive background in law enforcement, cyber and physical security. His capabilities include executive, strategic and operational decision support; change / impact analysis and risk management; data center transition and consolidation planning; and site audit, assessment and remediation services in support of cyber security and IT services.
Until February of 2014, Mr. Bowman was the President and Chairman of the Board of the Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) where he served for more than a decade in volunteer leadership as a Committee Chair, Board Member – all prior to being elected President. As President he ensured delivery of publications, standards, training, credentials and conferences for more than 150,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians in nearly 100 countries.
During the same time, Mr. Bowman was the President/COO for Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, a publicly-traded global IT managed services company serving Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and retail grocery companies like Johnson & Johnson, Merck and The Kroger Company. In addition to managing Sales, Shared Services and Operations while at Beacon, Bowman developed the business intelligence systems and industry-leading operational models for managing critical IT infrastructure.
Prior to Beacon, he was Vice President/Managing Director of CommScope’s Global Services (Hickory, NC). Bowman originally joined Avaya prior to the 2003 acquisition by CommScope where he initially managed the introduction of technology into Class A real estate development. During the time with Avaya and CommScope, his practice was focused on providing consulting, engineering and project management services for the construction of Fortune 500 data centers and ICT systems Class A office space. His clients included US-based companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Disney, Cisco, Wachovia, JPMorgan Chase, HP, Intuit and Time Warner.
Jerry is a contributing author for McGraw Hill and Auerbach Publishing and has been published in the Residential Networks and the Information Security Management Handbook. He was the Editor and a contributing author for BICSI’s Electronic Safety and Security Design Reference Manual (ESSDRM), published in January of 2006. Jerry is also an Editor and contributing author of the first ANSI/BICSI-002 Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices. Jerry has been published frequently in industry magazines, and does numerous national training, and speaking engagements on the topics of physical security, information security, convergence, data center design and executive management related topics.
Mr. Bowman is currently on the Board of Directors for InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC²), the Uptime Institute and the Green Grid.