Global Leader and Advisor on Digital Risk, Compliance, and Governance



Leadership Roles

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer – TMST, Inc. (formerly Thornburg Mortgage)
  • Vice President and Chief Information Officer – Belo Corporation
  • Vice President of Enterprise Architecture – American Express
  • Vice President and Principal Consultant, International Advisory Group – Bank of America
  • Vice President and Product Manager, Asia Division – Bank of America

Caren Shiozaki joined Fortium Partners as an influential digital risk leader with extensive experience in financial services and media.  Her deep knowledge of technology combined with astute business leadership on a global basis sets her apart from her peers.  Caren has managed mufti-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams with subject matter experts drawn from the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America.  Leveraging her professional certifications in corporate governance, data privacy, e-Discovery, and ethics and compliance, she brings a robust perspective to solving complex issues.  She has served as an advisor to venture capital groups, on the board of a startup technology company, and provides guidance on applying governance and risk frameworks to embed ESG into operations. 

As a CIO, Caren has championed outsourcing programs, cybersecurity strategies, and information governance policies.  Known for calm leadership of turnarounds and workout situations, she takes a disciplined approach to process improvement while contributing to enterprise stabilization and growth.  Her career journey includes living and working in Asia for 13 years as well as managing global teams and technology assets.  Caren works at the intersection of strategy and execution as she designs and implements complex IT programs. 

As an experienced advisor, Caren recently led crisis risk management teams for several organizations in response to the global pandemic and developed post-pandemic emergence plans.  She reviews information governance processes for clients and often serves as an expert witness.  Caren capitalizes on her sophisticated corporate experience to assess her clients’ risk profiles and develop mitigation plans.

Caren graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley.  A Certified e-Discovery Professional (ACEDS), she also earned professional certifications in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology and Data Privacy Solutions Engineering (ISACA), and in business ethics and compliance (ECI).  Caren serves as a Senior Research Fellow at DivIHN Integration, where she provides expertise on digital risk strategy, cyber security, M&A due diligence, and business ethics. She is an active trail hiker, a dedicated volunteer to nonprofits serving girls, women, and animals, and an accomplished baker.