Jon D. Hightower

Director, IT Risk Services
Professional Experience

Jon joined GreerWalker LLP in 2018 as Director and is the firm’s knowledge leader in IT Risk. Prior to joining the firm, Jon was the director of Information Security and Compliance for the largest privately owned retail company in the nation. In addition, Jon has 11 years experience in Public Accounting where he provided IT Risk and Assurance Services to companies ranging in sizes from small to mid-market, to companies in the Fortune 500.

Jon focuses on providing practical, high value solutions that achieve the goals of reducing IT risk for his clients. His extensive experience in multiple industries as well as his technical understanding of risk has provided him with invaluable insights in navigating the complex world of Cloud, IoT, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Compliance.

Industry Focus
Areas of Expertise

IT Risk Services, SOC Attestation, Cybersecurity, Information Security, PCI, IT Operational Risk, Privacy & Compliance


Bachelor of Science, Accounting, The University of North Carolina – Charlotte


Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified in Risk & Information Security Controls (CRISC)
Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) – Open Group

Professional Affiliations

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Payment Card Industry (PCI)
The Open Group
Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) Institute
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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