Nancy Phillips


Nancy brings to Ensemble a deep technical experience and understanding of all disciplines of the cybersecurity space, especially as it relates to streamlining technology for effective, continuous outcomes. She has extensive experience in developing world-class teams enabled through support and accountability with alignment to organizational goals. She brings to Ensemble a passion for managing, communicating and optimizing large-scale, complex teams, programs and products.

Nancy comes to Ensemble from Optiv, where she was the Senior Manager for the advanced fusion center. She served as a strategic advisor to large outsourced customers to help mature and strategically align service delivery to customer frameworks and the expressed goals of key stakeholders. During her time at Optiv, she earned accolades by customers for automating detection content into program maturity insights using the MITRE ATT&CK and CIS or NIST program frameworks.

Prior to Optiv, Nancy was the Chief Information Security Officer for Centura Health, where she was responsible for direction, awareness and communication of effective cybersecurity practices to meet corporate and regulatory standards including HIPAA, HITRUST & PCI. She also directed the functions of cybersecurity, data security, technology risk management and identity & access management, including the policies, standards, compliance and audit activities. During her time at Centura, Nancy transformed security technology, associate skills and operations while increasing protection or detection features with a 14% reduction in spend.

In her role as SVP of IT and CISO at Ensemble, Nancy will be an advocate for Ensemble’s total information security needs and is responsible for a comprehensive information security strategy to optimize cyber security, protecting Ensemble‚Äôs IT assets from security threats, cyber-attacks and data loss. The scope of responsibility encompasses electronic communications, software applications and supporting infrastructure. Nancy will oversee a wide-ranging collection of internal IT security experts and service providers. She will also provide guidance and counsel to the Chief Information Officer and key members of the Ensemble leadership team, working closely with senior administration and leaders in defining objectives for information security, while building relationships and goodwill.


Nancy Phillips, SVP, IT & CISO