Ankura has appointed Ted Theisen as a senior managing director of the company’s Cyber Practice, Ankura reported on Tuesday. He brings more than two decades of experience to Ankura, across both the private and public sectors. Throughout his career, Theisen has worked to design and modernize information security programs and systems.
“Ted’s experience leading highly technical and complex cyber investigations, which required multinational and multidiscipline collaboration, will be of tremendous value to our clients,” said Jessica Block, Data & Technology Business group leader. “We are happy to have Ted back at Ankura. His character and professionalism fit so well with our firm and he will certainly bolster our rapidly growing Cyber Practice.”
With the appointment Theisen will rejoin Ankura, initially serving with the company from 2017 to 2018. Since then, he has spent the last two and a half years as the general manager of Shape Matrix, one of Ankura’s clients. “When I joined Ankura in 2017, I said the company was a game-changer in the business advisory industry,” Theisen said.
Before that, Theisen served as managing director of UnitedLex Corporation, where he enabled clients to identify and mitigate risks associated with insider or outside information security threats.
Theisen also served for three and a half years with Kroll, where he most recently was the director of Cyber Investigations. In the role, he provided investigative expertise, analytical assistance and digital forensic support to ensure client success. Theisen also utilized broad experience in information technology and investigations to solve complex and critical client issues.
Earlier in his career, Theisen was a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he focused on cyber-related matters. He also served as the branch chief of Cyber Integrity, where he provided information risk management, information assurance and eDiscovery leadership to the White House.
“The cyber-risk landscape has grown more complex, but Ankura has continued to innovate to combat the growing risks,” said Theisen. “I’m thrilled to be back at Ankura, and I look forward to broadening the global reach of our cyber threat intelligence and incident response capabilities to best serve our clients.”