Aaron Weller is a Seattle-based managing director, specializing in data privacy and protection (DP&P) in the Risk Assurance practice. Aaron works specifically with the DP&P team throughout the Western region to drive new opportunities with existing clients and serves as a key member of the team in developing new and innovative services to bring to market.
Prior to joining PwC, Aaron co-founded an information privacy, security, and data governance company where he worked with Fortune 250 and other national organizations and developed a sustainable privacy and security consulting business that achieved profitability within the first year of operation. Aaron began his career as a computer risk manager in the financial services practice of a global professional services organization in London. He moved to Australia in 2004 and joined the team of a big four audit firm as the security and technology services practice manager before departing with three partners and directors to establish a global consulting firm. He was an associate director of security in that firm's Melbourne practice until he relocated to the U.S. in 2006 as the Pacific Northwest security and privacy practice lead. In this position he was responsible for leading an information security team of approximately 15 full time equivalents and developed significant intellectual property related to information security and privacy consulting.
Aaron earned his B.S. in Physics with a minor in Business Management from the University of Manchester in England and his certificate in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity from the University of Washington. He is currently an active member of the Information Systems Security Association, International Association of Privacy Professionals, Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. As a respected authority on IT risk, privacy, and security, Aaron has presented at national and international conferences including Oceania CACS, the IIA North America Technology Conference, the IIA Asia Pacific Conference, and the Financial Markets Association National Conference.