Derin Bluhm is Chief Technology Officer for Grant County Public Utility District in Ephrata, WA. He is responsible for the technology transformation and modernization strategy at the utility. He specializes in technology strategy development, organizational transformation, multi-channel strategy and implementation, technology risk management, and operational expense management. His primary areas of concentration include banking and financial services, utilities, public safety and regulated industry.
Prior to joining Grant County PUD in March of 2018, Bluhm was a consulting Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal where he led the cybersecurity risk management. Prior to joining A&M, Bluhm served more than seven years as Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for the Seattle Financial Group (including Seattle Mortgage, Seattle Bank, and Reverse Mortgage of America). Previously, he was VP of IT and Research and Development for Chase Credit Systems and Research (and Fiserv, Inc. upon acquisition), where he successfully led the national credit report agency’s transition to a SaaS model providing industry leading capabilities and transactional performance.