Carolyn DeVar

Head of Commercial Banking Identity & Access Management and Data Management, Protection and Privacy
J.P. Morgan Chase Commercial Banking Cybersecurity and Technology Controls

Carolyn DeVar is an Executive Director for the J.P. Morgan Chase Commercial Banking Cybersecurity and Technology Controls organization. She has responsibility for security administration, privileged access, end user access, oversight & governance, center of excellence, access strategy & controls and data management & protection controls. The global team located in New York, Chicago, Indianapolis and Bengaluru centralize the roles definition, onboarding and certification for all user access, are focused on automation of Roles Based Access Control and enhancing the Access Management Control environment aligned with Global Identity & Access Management.

Prior to joining CB Technology she served as the Business Initiative Lead in CB Regulatory Operations responsible for Anti-trust, Conflicts of Interest, Regulation O and Regulation W. Before joining Commercial Banking she worked in the Corporate Investment Bank as the Senior Product Manager for J.P. Morgan ACCESS Liquidity Solutions. Carolyn began her career at the firm in the Bank One Treasury Services Merger Office and then held various senior program and senior product roles on the Client ACCESS Host-to-Host, Commercial Card, J.P. Morgan ACCESS and the Global Payment Strategy teams.

Carolyn has 20+ years of experience in the technology and financial services industry. Before joining J.P. Morgan in 2002, she started her career in Healthcare Technology and consulting. She switched industries to Telecommunications and served as an Application Development Manager accountable for the Customer Relationship Management, Billing, Tax and Provisioning applications. She was the recipient of the Inner Circle Sales Person award.

Carolyn holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University Chicago, Illinois, a Bachelor in Finance and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Project Management Certificate from the University of Chicago-Graham School. She is also holds a CIGE and CIAM certification.

Carolyn is a member of the Chicago TakeITforward Executive Council, PRIDE Ally, Technology Executive Leaders Program, Women’s Interactive Network, Women On The Move and the Chicago Technology Operating Council Cybersecurity and Talent Acquisition committees. As part of her role, she is the Chicago Tech Center lead for: YearUp, CyberKidz and the One Summer Chicago High School internship programs.

She is based in Chicago and resides in Lincoln Park with her husband Marc and children William and Mackenzie.