Business 100 – 2016

Joe Sullivan/Uber

As chief security officer at Uber, Joe Sullivan oversees all aspects of information security and safety for the company. Previously, he was chief security officer at Facebook. He has also held security and legal positions at PayPal and eBay, and has been active with the National Cyber Security Alliance and Bay Area CSO Council. Prior to that, he spent eight years with the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as a federal cyber crime prosecutor.

Joe’s paternal great-grandparents emigrated separately from Ireland, meeting around 1900 in Boston and beginning a new life together. His O’Sullivan relatives remain in Milltown, Co. Kerry, and, he says, “were not happy the ‘O’

didn’t make the trip across the Atlantic!” As newlyweds, Joe and his wife, Suzanne, paid them a visit. “My cousin plays the Irish pipes and we were graced with front-row seats and a honeymoon toast at his band’s performance in the Fishery Pub.”

Born in Vermont, Joe obtained his B.A. from Providence College and his J.D. from the University of Miami. He and his wife, Suzanne, have three daughters, Bridget, Celia, and Audrey.