John Woods

About John

John Woods is a visionary CIO/CISO and cybersecurity leader with over 26 years of experience, specializing in seamlessly integrating cybersecurity initiatives with strategic business growth. Certified as a CISSP and CISM, John's expertise includes developing enterprise cybersecurity programs and facilitating the safe scaling of technology platforms.  As a board member for EmpathyHQ, John aligns his technical acumen with the organization's mission and vision. His dedication to driving technological advancements to enhance operations aligns with EmpathyHQ's goal of enhancing access to life-changing services. John's strategic leadership ensures that EmpathyHQ's operations remain secure, scalable, and aligned with its core objectives. John resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife Kelly and their five children. Together, they passionately support their TCU Horned Frogs and enjoy a variety of interests, including traveling, theater, camping, stargazing, hosting events, volunteering, and savoring a great cup of coffee.