To honor the contributions, leadership and legacy of Robert E Stroud, and with the express wishes and support of the Stroud family, ISACA has established the Robert E Stroud Memorial Fund within the Information Technology Governance Institute (ITGI). For more information on the Memorial Fund and to make a donation please visit ITGI.
Schaumburg, IL USA (4 September 2018)—ISACA’s 2014-2015 Board Chair Robert E Stroud passed away Monday, 3 September. Only 55 years old, he was struck by a vehicle while jogging on Long Island, NY.
Rob brought boundless energy and enthusiasm into everything he did for ISACA—and those contributions were many. During his term as board chair, he was a driving force in the launch of ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX). Prior to that, he was international vice president of ISACA, member of the Strategic Advisory Council and Governance Committee, and chair of ISACA’s ISO Liaison Subcommittee. He was a COBIT champion and contributed to COBIT 4.0, 4.1 and 5, as well as numerous COBIT mapping documents. Additionally, he was involved in the creation of ISACA’s Basel II, Risk IT and Val IT guidance. He was deeply engaged with the association for 12 years, serving on nearly 15 groups over that time.
“We are all deeply saddened by the news of Rob’s passing. Rob was a committed champion of ISACA and our members, and was one of ISACA’s most recognized and well-regarded leaders and speakers around the world,” said Robb Micek, ISACA Senior Vice President, Shared Services, and CFO. “Rob’s many contributions to the organization and the industries we serve are among his lasting legacy and will continue to benefit everyone who uses technology in their daily lives. I will miss Rob’s wisdom, wit, and his great sense of style.”
Rob’s career in assurance, governance and innovation made a significant impact on all of the companies he served and colleagues he encountered. Rob was Chief Product Officer at XebiaLabs, where in the last year he primarily focused on DevOps scalability in the enterprise. Prior to that role, he was Principal Analyst for Forrester Research Inc., where he helped large enterprises successfully drive their DevOps transformations and guided them through organizational change.
He spent more than 15 years in multiple roles at CA Technologies, including Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, where he predicted changing trends in the domains of assurance, cybersecurity, governance security and risk. He also advised organizations on strategies to ensure maximum business value from their investments in IT-enabled business governance.
“ISACA lost a dedicated leader, an engaged board member, a passionate colleague and, most notably, a very dear friend,” said Rob Clyde, ISACA Board Chair. “Rob was always looking forward to new trends, new challenges and new opportunities, so he could best serve his clients, his colleagues, and his friends, whether bonds were just formed or existed for decades. His exuberance lit up the room wherever he went, and he was truly a guiding light and progressive proponent for the association and our professional community. Rob’s enduring spirit of innovation will continue to influence ISACA and our global family for years to come.”
Though his passion for his work and volunteerism were unmatched, Rob’s deepest priority was his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years Connie, sons Josh and Kyle, daughter-in-law Allie Elizabeth, and grandchildren Ayden, Haylee and Jeremy.
“The ISACA community is deeply grieving, and our hearts go out to the Stroud family,” said ISACA CEO Matt Loeb. “We will seek solace by celebrating the memories of Rob touching so many of us with his colorful presentations, his knowledge and his humor. He will be sorely missed.”
Nearing its 50th year, ISACA (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.
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