Royal is the head of Global Advisory in Technology Risk, including Application Risk, Data Risk and Business Continuity Planning. He serves as chair of the External Digital Activities and User Development Applications Committees and is also a member of the Global Business Resilience and Technology Division Risk Operating Committees. Royal first joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as a vice president and rejoined the firm as a managing director in 2011. Prior to rejoining the firm, Royal managed application security, enterprise IT risk, and disaster recovery at both Fidelity and Morgan Stanley. He began his career as a software developer for Sapient before building a cyber-security practice in the financial services industry at @stake, which was acquired by Symantec. Royal earned a BA in Computer Science from Yale University. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in information sciences and Arabic language study, which he completed at the United Arab Emirates University.
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