Brian Arellanes is Founder, CEO, and Chairman of ITSourceTEK, Inc., an award-winning leader in the Information Security industry, specializing in data security from compliance through to the actual protection of the data.
A serial entrepreneur, Brian draws on more than 18 years of experience providing solutions and services for leading Fortune 500 companies as well as major government agencies. He is currently an Advisory Board Member for the International Consortium of Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) and received the 2015, 2016, & 2017 HITEC 100 award for being one of the most influential Hispanic Executives in technology.
Brian has served as Chairman on boards of a renewable energy company, as well as, a water conservation technology company; setting the vision for and leading CEOs, reporting to shareholders, in addition to fundraising, governance, and other board related duties. Prior to that, after the tragedies of 9/11, Brian consulted for the Department of Homeland Security for what became the largest hiring effort in the country’s history. He was responsible for hiring and training security professionals in the national rollout of explosive detection systems and technology. He also worked for two start-ups bringing both to award-winning status. Early in his career, he worked at Aerotek, a multi-billion dollar professional services company. Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in HR and Business Management from California State University, Chico, and completed the Advanced Management Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business as well as the Executive Management Program from the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business.