On Monday, June 20, an experienced retail leader entered a new role. Aiming to fortify its security operations, SpartanNash promoted Jean-Paul “JP” Calabio as the new Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer.
As VP and CISO, Calabio will oversee information security governance risk and compliance, IT security operations and incident response, among other responsibilities. According to a press release, he previously led SpartanNash’s Information Security team in his role as Senior Director, CISO.
In his new role, Calabio will ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and continually enhance the company’s security posture. Thus far, he has formalized SpartanNash’s security incident response process, created a governance risk and compliance function, expanded vendor risk management capabilities, and built an information security governance model.
Calabio formerly served as Vice President and CISO at Alorica and CISO at SC Johnson and Maple Leaf Foods, where he had similar responsibilities. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Mount Mercy University and brought over 20 years of Information Security experience when he was hired by SpartanNash last year.
“We interact with a lot of data as a food solutions company—from our products and customers to our associates’ work and contact information,” said Arif Dar, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Keeping all of this data safe is vital to the success of our winning recipe, and I am confident that in his new role, JP will continue to do just that.”
We wish the best of luck to Jean-Paul Calabio as he enters this new role.