Why Illuminar Consulting?
We help organizations optimize the value of IT investments through inspiring governance excellence and measurably lowering technology risk.
With a focus on people and process dimensions of cybersecurity, Illuminar Consulting partners with clients to create a security-aware culture where the value of safeguarding client and company data is understood, and is seamlessly enabled in day-to-day operations. While technical solutions are necessary, they are not sufficient.
For IT Governance
The benefits have never been greater for companies who excel in IT governance, while the stakes have never been higher for those who don't. Illuminar Consulting is passionate about governance and understands the importance of a pragmatic approach. From right-sizing application portfolios to data governance, we help firms leverage technology to increase organizational effectiveness and enhance customer experience.
For Interim & Fractional IT Leadership
Even a temporary lack of IT leadership is a risk many organizations can't afford. Consider fractional support to maintain control and momentum.
MBA, CISSP, CGEIT, PMP, Lean Blackbelt
April has extensive experience in Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Risk Management, Post-Merger Integration and Security. She received her MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and Bachelors degrees in Information Technology and Commerce from Bond University in Queensland, Australia. April is a Lean Blackbelt, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). April also serves as a Fellow at UC Irvine's Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute.
Prior to founding Illuminar Consulting Inc., April was the Chief Information Security Officer and Director, Innovation, Architecture and Security Services at Pacific Blue Cross. Earlier roles include positions at First West Credit Union, Deloitte, Sun Microsystems and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Media and Presentations
8.31.2018 Irvine, California
Proactive Technology Governance
Interview on Critical Mass for Business hosted by Ric Franzi.
9.13.2018 Irvine, California
Presentation to ISACA Orange County chapter.
1.25.2019 Irvine, California
Introduction to HHS Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP)
Presentation to Orange County Healthcare Financial Network