Andrew “Drew” Scholefield is the Director of Artificial Intelligence and Chief Information Security Officer. He is a veteran of the US Air Force. He has over 17 years supporting development, engineering, and cyber security for various military and IC customers all over the world. As Director of Artificial Intelligence, he manages a diverse portfolio of Internal Research and Development (IRaD) projects as well as development and solutioning for the Business Development Team. As one of our dual-hatted team members Drew also functions as our CISO and manages our security compliance and reporting requirements.
Prior to joining Zapata in 2015, Drew worked on many projects supporting and deploying with units to ensure our troops had everything needed to ensure success with their deployed systems. As a security engineer and solutions architect, he understands the give and take necessary to ensure systems are secure, robust, and available for the users who depend on them to save lives!
Drew received a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University. He lives with his family just outside of Ft Huachuca Arizona where he spends his free time on his collection of hobbies. Among these are camping with his family and competing in long distance and practical shooting events.