Doug Davidson, CISA

Director of Information Technology Services
(614) 947-5340

Doug joined GBQ in 2016, bringing 30 years of experience working with technology and technology leadership in companies ranging in size from innovative, emerging businesses to Fortune 500s.

Prior to joining the firm, Doug was President and CEO of Jacadis, a Columbus-based information security and information risk management firm. Previously, he was Practice Leader for web technologies at SARCOM and FrontWay.

Doug’s passion is for the business side of the information risk management, security and compliance equation. He works with business leaders and executives to assess and improve the operationalization of information risk and information security programs. Doug advises information security and compliance leadership in larger enterprises focusing on control assessment and improvement in areas such as security leadership, policy and procedure, security awareness, third-party risk management and compliance with HIPAA, PCI and ISO 27001.

Doug has led security, risk and compliance assessment projects with startup and emerging small businesses, family-owned, middle-market and large public companies, as well as institutions of higher education.

Additionally, Doug advises businesses at both ends of the supply chain on how to best build and assure trust and lower risk. He serves on client information security steering committees in financial, collections, health care, technology and staffing industries. Doug has handled the leadership of incident response and breach investigations for clients of all sizes.

Doug is a recognized speaker, regularly presenting at local and regional business and professional organizations. He is also a two-time faculty member of InfoSec World.

Doug is an active member of the Columbus community and serves as a board member of the Central Ohio Cyber Security for Control Systems Chapter, an international organization with a vision to strengthen global critical infrastructure by fostering local Control System Cyber Security peer-to-peer networking and development. Doug is also a past board member of the Hilliard Chamber of Commerce, former Program Chairman for the local Columbus ISACA Chapter and former Secretary of the Russ Helickson Youth Wrestling League. He is an Eagle Scout and a lifetime Scouter.


  • Miami University – B.A., Public Administration

Professional Associations

  • Control System Cyber Security Association International – Central Ohio Chapter, Board Member
  • GroundWork Group
  • ISACA – Central Ohio Chapter
  • Rev1 Ventures