Meet Our Coach
Michael Pokas, C/CISO, CISSP, CISM, PMP
Career and Interview Coach
Michael “Mike” Pokas is a senior business consultant and strategist with 35+ years of experience that spans a diverse range of technologies and industry verticals. As a leader in his field, he has demonstrated an ability to achieve the strategic and tactical goals of an organization through the engagement of technical, communication, and complex problem-solving expertise.
In his current role, Mike enables and promotes sustainability for clients’ by carefully analyzing the efficacy and performance of their business operations, identifying critical objectives, deficiencies, and gaps, and offering actionable solutions to functional challenges. As a trusted senior advisor having served both internally and externally, Mike has established a reputation for delivering above and beyond expectations and optimizing the way business leaders engage cyber security strategy, risk management, technical implementation, operations and compliance, disaster recovery, and business continuity.
Beyond his consultant role, Mike has a passion for career and interview coaching. He operates at the intersection of strategy and success—seeking to guide clients in establishing career focus, managing goals, improving work productivity and relationships, preparing for interviews, and more. By capitalizing on their individual skills, strengths, and capabilities, he is able to lead clients in the right direction while maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality and integrity.
Mike possesses a B.A. in Business Administration from Canyon College. He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C/CISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), has also achieved his Project Management (PMP) Certification, and has presented on cyber security and risk management at professional conferences, published white papers, and crafted blogs on issues relating to cyber security.