Mr. Pendleton joined Northcentral University as Vice President and Chief Information Officer in February of 2013 Working with the executive team; Patrick provides technical leadership, vision, and experience. He is responsible for setting the technology direction for the University and leads the Applications Development, Information Security, Infrastructure, and Service Desk teams. Prior to joining Northcentral, Mr. Pendleton served as CIO of LifeLock and saw the company through a successful IPO. For more than 25 years he has served in leadership roles across various industries that include CIO for Edfund, the nation’s 2nd largest student loan guarantee agency, CIO for GoDaddy, and CTO for PetSmart. Mr. Pendleton serves on several customer advisory boards, and is involved in furthering the practice of Technology Leadership through a number of CIO councils and peer-based organizations such as Educause. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Elmhurst College and resides in Cave Creek, Arizona.