Former WalMart CISO will lead cybersecurity tech and talent center in NW Arkansas

Kansas City, MO (Feb. 13, 2019) — Fishtech Group, a next-generation leader in cybersecurity, announces it has hired Kerry Kilker to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. Most recently, Kilker was Senior VP and CISO for Walmart Technology, where he established and operated a world-class cybersecurity program for the world’s largest retail organization.

At Fishtech, Kilker will be responsible for driving internal and customer-facing initiatives related to security, governance, and compliance. Additionally, he will run and oversee a newly created Fishtech Group Innovation Center in Northwest Arkansas.

“I am excited to join the nationally recognized Fishtech team with its history of building large, fast-growth companies in the cybersecurity space,” says Kilker. “Being part of such an entrepreneurial team is a career high, and I’m especially pleased with this opportunity to bring leading edge cybersecurity resources to the Northwest Arkansas region.”

“Kerry is an icon in our space,” says Gary Fish, CEO and Founder of Fishtech Group. “Having worked at the ‘Fortune 1’ for 30-plus years, Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge from his viewpoint of customer wants and needs. His hard-won perspective will help tailor our service and technology offerings to serve today’s heavily burdened CISOs. With Kerry’s guidance, we expect to accelerate Fishtech’s triple digit growth trajectory in the years to come.”

The Fishtech Group Innovation Center will bring cybersecurity training, technology, and resources to Northwest Arkansas. The center is designed to bridge the resource and talent gap in high growth areas of the country – a gap that is often overlooked yet increasingly critical to enterprise success. In collaboration with local corporations, communities, and municipalities, Fishtech will bring much needed cybersecurity talent and attention to these smaller cities featuring concentrations of high-growth companies with growing cybersecurity needs.

About Fishtech Group

Fishtech is a data-driven cybersecurity services provider for any computing platform. We identify gaps and solutions to help organizations minimize risk, maintain compliance, and increase efficiency. Based in Kansas City, Fishtech is the flagship entity of Fishtech Group, which includes the Security-as-a-Service division CYDERES, and the security analytics firm Haystax of McLean, VA. Fishtech venture partners include Perch Security of Tampa, FL, and Foresite of Overland Park, KS. Visit or contact us at