Jeff Sauntry is the CEO and Founder of Risk Neutral. Jeff has led professional services and engineering organizations at multiple publicly traded Fortune 500 companies as part of executive leadership teams. His operational and technical experience spans strategy development, technology, enterprise software, risk, compliance, fraud, cyber, and physical security. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who has founded four private companies in his home state of Florida.
Jeff is the CoPresident of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Professional Directors Association (PDA). Jeff is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) member and is recognized as a Leadership Fellow and Certified Director. He completed the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) program at Carnegie Mellon University to complement his numerous professional, technical, and cybersecurity certifications. Jeff is an AM&AA Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor and EPI Certified Exit Planning Advisor.
His ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) passions focus on preserving the world’s oceans and increasing board of director cognitive diversity. Jeff is a US Coast Guard certified Captain in the US Merchant Marine (Master 50GT) and has 20 years of active participation with PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors), where he holds a rating of MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer). He is a licensed Florida unlimited electrical contractor & qualifier (EC13008900) and an active member of the Comm-ISAC (Communications – Information Sharing and Analysis Center). Jeff brings an informed and balanced perspective to private/public critical infrastructure, diversity-equity-inclusion, data privacy, cybersecurity, environmental, and sustainability corporate governance programs.