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Felix Ritscher Montilla, Director of Cybersecurity Operations and Engineering

PRA Health Sciences


Felix Ritscher Montilla is the Director of Cybersecurity Operations and Engineering at PRA Health Sciences in Raleigh, NC.

He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science at the Bundeswehr University, Munich. Felix served has an Information Technology Officer in the German Air Force since 2006. During his time in the military he served in various roles and locations, including his role as the Head of IT Services, Infrastructure and Security at the Simulation and Test Center of the German Armed Forces in Euskirchen, Germany, where he developed a passion for Information Security. Before leaving the Armed Forces in 2018 as a Captain he worked at the NATO Communication and Information Agency in Mons, Belgium as IT Operations Manager and had the privilege of cooperating with civilians and soldiers from over 28 Nations to ensure operations and security for all member nations on a daily basis.

Felix moved to the US in the summer of 2018 to start his current position at PRA Health Sciences, where he is building out the Security Operations, Architecture and Engineering functions for the organization. His goal is to create and support a security centric culture that is focused on innovation and collaboration.

Outside of work, Felix spends most of his time with his wife and three children, who love to watch movies or play boardgames together.

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