H. Patrick Faust


W. Brennan Carley

Patrick’s professional background reflects deep expertise in Information Technology risk
management covering information security, policy/regulatory compliance, business
continuity, and crisis management. His past positions include:

  • Owner, HPF & Associates LLC
  • Senior VP, Information Security Strategy & Architecture for Visa
  • Director, Information Security & Technology Risk Management for Sears
  • VP, Information Security & Technology Risk Management - Chicago Board of Trade
  • Information Security Liaison to financial regulatory agencies, Dept. Homeland Security
  • CIO for Cryptologic Reserve Headquarters, United States Navy

Patrick is currently the Owner and Managing Member of Blacktree LLC.
Patrick received his B.S. in Applied Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. After serving
five years overseas as a Naval Officer, he returned to the U.S to obtain an MBA from the
University of Chicago. In addition to his civilian job responsibilities, Patrick served in
various assignments as a Cryptologic Naval Reserve officer - attaining the rank of
Patrick’s past volunteer involvement includes 10 years of serving on the Board of
Directors of UCAN, a social services agency serving more than 13,000 children, youth,
and families in Illinois. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of
Social Work, Dominican University.
Patrick and his spouse, Leoneen Woodard-Faust MD, raised their two sons in the Hyde
Park community of Chicago, Illinois