PCAOB Names Eric Hagopian Chief Data Officer

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced it has named Eric Hagopian as its first Chief Data Officer.  In this role, Mr. Hagopian will advance the PCAOB’s data management strategy and enhance the organizational approach to data management and analytics. 

"In 2018, the Board began to develop a formal organization-wide strategy related to our own use of data, which included the creation of a Chief Data Officer,” said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke.  “The Board is pleased to welcome Eric to the PCAOB, and we look forward to utilizing his deep experience in data governance, management, and analytics to enhance the effectiveness of our oversight activities.” 

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Mr. Hagopian served as the Director of Data Governance at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where he was responsible for developing a data governance framework.  Before joining CareFirst, Mr. Hagopian was a Chief Technologist for the Booze Allen Hamilton Strategic Innovation Group and he also spent several years as the Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Hagopian has served in a variety of technical and data analytics roles at a number of companies.  Mr. Hagopian earned his master’s degree in applied information technology at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University and also holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering.