Press Release


 Loeb to Step Down as ISACA CEO 

Schaumburg, IL, USA (17 August 2018) - Matt Loeb, CEO of ISACA, the global association for business technology professionals, announced today that he will be stepping down on 9 November 2018.

“The rewards of my service to ISACA are many,” said Matt Loeb. “However, what I will remember most is the inspiration I have received from my many interactions with our dedicated chapter leaders around the world, our 165,000 member and certified professionals who look to us each day for ways to work for greater impact and better navigate their careers, and our 220 employees who work tirelessly each day on behalf of our incredible professional community.”

During the past four years ISACA has

  • Grown its number of credentialed professionals by 30%, with renewals at 96%, achieving its highest certification levels in the organization’s history
  • Increased the number of individual members by 20%, with world class retention while also achieving the highest levels of member satisfaction since its beginning
  • Launched innovative new initiatives including the first hands-on, performance-based certification program for cybersecurity professionals, and the first comprehensive risk-based self-assessment of enterprise cyber resilience providing assurance to Boards and C-Suite executives
  • Enhanced delivery of “incredible experiences” at its core conference events with record-setting attendance levels
  • Acquired the CMMI Institute and deployed an Enterprise Business Development function to deliver increased value to enterprises and accelerate ISACA’s entry into emerging economies
  • Established ISACA’s physical presence in Beijing, China, its first office outside the US, while extending its regional influence and reach in the European and African continents
  • Launched a global Public Affairs and Government Relations capability which now engages ISACA with over 20 governments
  • Increased revenues by 62% while further strengthening its financial position for future strategic investments 

“We have been fortunate to have Matt Loeb’s leadership these past four years. We have grown our core business of membership, certification, conferences, and knowledge services, resulting in our highest level of member satisfaction in our history, while also building new business development and public affairs capabilities that will serve as the foundation of our future growth,” said Rob Clyde, chair of ISACA’s board of directors.

The Board has created a CEO selection committee which will begin a global executive search for ISACA’s new CEO this month.