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Howard Mannella, CBCP, MBCI, is a seasoned executive in Business Resiliency, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management and related disciplines. He has been a featured speaker at The European Identity and Cloud Conference, Continuity Insights, World Conference of Disaster Management, Msheireb Annual Risk Forum, Partners in Emergency Preparedness, International Disaster Conference and Expo, Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum, Securities Industry Association, InterCEP, BCI Middle East Conference and numerous executive venues as well as testimony before the Securities and Exchange Commission. ARSC's client portfolio includes a global expense and travel management firm, market-leading pre-paid credit card processor and name-brand member service organization.
Mr. Mannella was formerly Principal Resiliency Strategist for Expedia Inc, where he established the global program from the ground up and managed it for almost eight years. The program covered over 5,000 people in a dozen locations across North America and EMEA. The program introduced a number of innovations: Emergency Work Centers in the US and Europe, mass Emergency Notification Services, and an internationally-acclaimed High-Energy Exercise program including high-impact Table Top Exercises, Functional Simulations and full Mock Emergency Event business closures (an industry best practice). His exercises presaged a number of actual events, and the program elements were proven in a number of real emergency situations. Mr. Mannella also drove Expedia's business impact planning for the 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic and 2012 London Olympic Games.
Mr. Mannella was previously Senior Delivery Manager for an East Coast BC/DR consultancy, implementing plans and conducting exercises for blue-chip organizations in International Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Internet/New Media, Defense/Aerospace and other sectors, some of which also were proven in actual events.
Mr. Mannella started his career on Wall Street with Credit Suisse First Boston (where he held a Series 7/63 securities license), and then as a management consultant with Accenture,
KPMG Nolan Norton and others.
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