Joe Ross is the President of CSID and a leader in the identity protection industry, with more than fifteen years of experience guiding organizations at an international level. At CSID, Ross is responsible for all aspects of global operations, sales, marketing and client services. He leads a global team of dedicated professionals committed to providing world-class fraud detection solutions and technologies.
Ross is widely recognized as an industry thought leader and is a frequent speaker and contributor to key industry events and publications. He is a prolific contributor to The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and IAPP’s The Privacy Advisor and has been quoted on security topics in The Washington Post, BBC News, TIME, and Dark Reading.
An entrepreneur with a track record of growing successful technology companies, in 2016 Joe helped lead CSID through its acquisition by global information services company Experian for $360 million. Before CSID, Ross served as President of Grande Communications. Under Ross’s leadership, the company grew to more than 900 employees and approximately $190 million in revenue over five years.
Ross is an active member of the community in Austin and beyond. In addition to serving on ATX Seed Ventures’ LP Advisory Council, he is a member of the Young President’s Organization as well as SKU, an accelerator program for market-validated consumer product goods companies. Ross is also actively involved in Citizen Generation, Lifeworks, Upside of Down, the Austin Chamber of Commerce Technology Council, and Livestrong.
Previously, Ross has served on the boards of the Austin Technology Council, an association for Central Texas companies working in and around technology and life sciences, and the UT Center for Identity, where he was an active participant in events, pilot programs, and the development of the undergraduate and graduate curricula geared towards the security industry. Ross is a three-time Austin Under 40 Finalist.