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Jimmy Buddenberg


Digital Practice Leader
Greenville, SC
Professional Overview

Jimmy has more than 25 years of experience in providing high quality IT and Security services to over 300 customers in industries including: Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Energy, and Public Sector. Recently, he served as a fractional CISO for one of the largest full-service financial institutions with $25.9 billion in assets and 161 offices in the Southeast. Organizations leverage his expertise as a digital and cybersecurity veteran to supplement their management team and support risk-based decisions as it relates to the organization’s information, cyber and technology security. Jimmy provides a collaborative approach for customers to manage risks, reduce costs, turn data and analytics into a competitive advantage, and achieve breakthrough digital transformations. 

He is the leader of the Elliott Davis Digital Practice and manages a team to help customers keep pace with the rapidly evolving digital landscape while focusing on achieving necessary regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Jimmy was a senior vice president for a $13B global IT services company.

Education, Credentials and Special Training
  • B.S., Mathematics/Computer Science, magna cum laude, Muskingum University
Civic and Community Activities
  • Leadership Greenville Class 47
  • Parent Teacher Association Board, President
  • Homeowner’s Association Board, Vice President
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteer
  • Legacy Business Advisors Volunteer
  • Grace Church, Small Group Leader

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