David Discenza, CBCP, president of Discenza Business Continuity Solutions, has been involved in business continuity planning since 2009. He was the business continuity manager for the Risk & Information Management (RIM) group within American Express. His responsibilities included the development, maintenance and testing of their business continuity plan. He was also responsible for creating the emergency communication strategy for the RIM organization.
David works with companies to help them formulate plans they can implement when an unexpected business interruption occurs. He does this by helping his clients identify risks they have not mitigated, determining the financial impact of a loss of business functions, and
prioritizing the order in which business functions need to be restored.
David is a graduate of Boston College and Indiana State University. He has extensive experience working with major US corporations including General Electric and CIGNA Healthcare. Most recently he worked with a major manufacturer in New Jersey to create their new business continuity plan. David is an active member of the Liberty Valley Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners. He is also a member of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Education Committee, and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.
David is certified as a Business Continuity Planner by the Disaster Recovery Institute International.
What professionals say about David Discenza
David worked as a consultant to oversee a business continuity project for our company. We had a constrained timeline and limited resident knowledge of the subject and required David to do most of the heavy lifting. David took the reins of the project from the start and thoroughly managed the project until completion. Working with many individuals from multiple departments, David quickly interviewed and extracted the necessary knowledge and put it all together in a cohesive document that met all our criteria. I hope to work with David again in the near future!
David assisted Quickie Manufacturing in developing and documenting a Business Continuity Plan. He did an outstanding job. He managed the project, was on-time and under budget. He drove the project and required minimal assistance from Quickie’s team member in completing the project.
David’s end-to-end thought leadership approach to a project includes understanding the current state, and desired point of arrival to clearly define project objectives. This structured approach results in a comprehensive project road map, including metrics, to objectively measure outcomes and results.