David Behen is the co-founder and chief client success officer of SensCy, an Ann Arbor based cybersecurity startup focused on small and medium-sized organizations.
He has held executive leadership roles in the private and public sector for over 20 years. In these roles, he has led award-winning information technology (IT) functions across the enterprise, aligning technology with the company’s business objectives. Behen has been named in the CIO 100 five times, both in the public and private sectors.
He spent five years as the VP/CIO for La-Z-Boy where he led the global IT reinvention and development of the company's cybersecurity program. Prior to that, he spent over six years as a cabinet member for Governor Rick Snyder as the director of the department of technology, management and budget, and chief information officer for the State of Michigan. There, he led a department that employed 2,800 associates with an annual operating budget of $1.4 billion. Under Behen’s direction, Michigan established itself as the national leader in the IT and cybersecurity arena.
Behen co-founded a software company, InfoReady, and served as a vice president and CIO of its parent company.
Behen holds several board and committee positions in professional and technology organizations. He frequently serves as a keynote speaker, expert panelist, and moderator for national and international audiences providing expertise on information technology, cybersecurity, data management and leadership.
Chief Client Success Officer, SensCy