Don Stewart brings a unique combination of background and experience to the Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity industry. Over 25 years of Retail Business Management in the Grocery and Automotive industry, 12 years Law Enforcement / Emergency Management, 8 years running a DR Hot Site facility for FISERV, 1-year with IBM’s Business Continuity and Resiliency Services, 7 years with Ongoing Operations executing Enterprise DR/BCP, and more than 22 years of hands-on IT experience woven into all of these careers.
Don was originally certified CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) in 2001 and in January 2009, Don became one of the few Master Certified Business Continuity Professionals (MBCP) in the world. In 2010 he added ICOR’s “Certified Crisis Communications Planner” and MBCI (Member of the Business Continuity Institute.) PMP (Project Management Professional – PMI) certification added in 2014
- More than 1200 Disaster Recovery Exercises
- Provided leadership and support for “several hundred” disaster events
- Completed numerous (100+) speaking engagements and seminars on Disaster Recovery, Continuity Planning, and Pandemic Planning
- An exceptional knowledge of the regulatory requirements, best practices, and issues affecting the Financial Industry.