Art Machado

VP, Information Security at PeopleFluent

Art Machado is currently the VP of Information Security at PeopleFluent. Prior to joining, they were the Director, Information Security at Reflektive from November 2018 to February 2021. There, they established and matured cross-functional, end-to-end Information Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Vendor Management programs and capabilities. Art also partnered heavily with Sales, Customer Success, and Legal functions on vendor risk assessments, contracts, and all customer-facing security & privacy issues. Furthermore, Art Machado led all aspects of SOC 2, GDPR, and CCPA compliance efforts.

Before Reflektive, Art Machado was with from March 2007 to January 2015 as their Director, Governance, Risk, & Compliance. Art founded GRC team and built up new organizational capabilities for Information Security, Compliance, and Risk Management. The Compliance function has ensured consistently high ratings on all internal and external IT audits for last 5 years, while division has grown from $500M to $3B. Additionally, the Compliance function has been successful at adding value to business while insulating it from audit burden. Machado has also closely partnered with Fraud, Loss Prevention, Legal, Privacy, and IT to build robust, cross-functional risk and compliance processes. Lastly, their pioneering efforts in Security Incident Response, Security Awareness, and Vendor Risk Assessment established new corporate-wide standards of best practice. As a result of their work, the Information Security capability has stood up

Art Machado holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

They are on a team with Dawn Baron - Director of Marketing, Adam Burke - Senior Director of Software Engineering, and Gerardo Guzman - Director of Customer Application Enablement. Art Machado reports to Stephen Bruce, Managing Director.


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  • VP, Information Security

    January, 2022 - present

  • Director of Information Security

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