Kevin Gowen serves as Chief Information Security Officer for Synovus and is responsible for all aspects of information and cyber security, business continuity, and financial crimes. This includes security architecture and operations, risk assessment, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, identity and access management, fraud monitoring and investigations, and crisis management.
Gowen was named Chief Information Security Officer in February 2015. He joined Synovus in 1995 from IBM Corporation where he served in various engineering and management positions. He began his career with Synovus in the Information Technology area and served in various leadership roles including Director of Technology. Gowen was named Senior Director of Procurement in 2008 with responsibilities for procurement, contracting, and vendor management. He was named a Group Executive in 2011 and his responsibilities were expanded to include serving as Chief Procurement Officer and overseeing Synovus’ Corporate Real Estate group
Gowen earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the James H. Blanchard Leadership award in 2016. Gowen is an alumnus of Leadership Columbus and serves as a board member of the National Technology Security Coalition.