Shahryar Shaghaghi

Shahryar, is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Quantum Xchange. He oversees development and execution of Quantum Xchange’s technologies and is a key part of the company’s broader post-quantum crypto-agile infrastructure strategy.

By leveraging his extensive technology, risk management, and cybersecurity leadership experience garnered from his tenure with major consulting and financial services companies and his solid track record with complex and global implementations, Shahryar has successfully helped chief technology, risk, compliance, audit, legal, finance, operations, security, and privacy officers achieve their goals and optimize their critical and strategic programs.

Expert in Cybersecurity, Shahryar recently served as a consulting subject matter expert for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s (FRBNY) Cybersecurity Risk Management program. He has also been a lecturer at Columbia University for more than 3 years, focusing in IT Risk Management and Data Privacy for the Enterprise Risk Management graduate program.

Shahryar’s key accomplishments include leading one of the largest and most complex global IT Risk Management implementations in the world at a large financial institution. He was instrumental and one of the authors in developing a cybersecurity attestation service (SOC for Cybersecurity) for AICPA that helps auditors identify cyber risks. Shahryar was recently recognized among the PrivSec200 (East Coast), an inaugural list of 200 influential professionals who have made significant contributions to the privacy and security sectors.

Prior to Quantum Xchange, Shahryar was a partner at CohnReznick and BDO Consulting and led Technology Advisory and global Cybersecurity practices. He also served as the Executive Vice President of IT Risk Management and Transformation with Citigroup, where he led major compliance programs, strategic and reengineering initiatives for its Global Operations and Technology globally, including the Information Security Program. He is a former partner with Deloitte Consulting and has helped various fortune 100 clients with their technology initiatives. He spent the early part of his career with PwC and Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.


  • Bethune-Cookman University: Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, honors
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Master of Science, Software Engineering, honors
  • Professional Associations

  • Quantum Industry Coalition, Select Member
  • Quantum Economic Development Consortium, Member
  • Columbia University, Faculty – IT Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management Graduate Program
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Engineering Advisory Board Member
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Business, Worldwide Campus, Dean’s Council Member