VENZA Hires Bill D’Argis as Security Analyst

VENZA, the leading provider of data protection and regulatory compliance solutions for the hospitality industry, today announced that it has hired Bill D’Argis as a Security Analyst.

As a member of the VENZA Security Team, Bill will work in support of products in the company’s best-in-class Everest™ and Denali™ programs. Among these are PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) preparation, Report on Compliance (ROC) preparation, external and internal vulnerability scanning, Pen Testing, GAP Assessment, and the provision of Policy Templates.

Bill brings a wealth of IT security expertise to VENZA. He holds CompTIA PenTest+, CompTIA CNVP, CompTIA Security+, Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet, and GRC Analyst Master Class certifications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and a Cybersecurity Professional Certificate from San Diego State University.

Bill comes to VENZA after working directly in the hospitality industry for over 15 of his 20 years in IT. He formerly was a Property Complex IT Director, Property Complex IT Manager, and Systems Analyst at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide and a Systems Manager at Fairmont & Marriott International. He currently resides in Chula Vista, CA.

“Based on his experience, expertise, and technical skill, Bill was a perfect fit for our team,” said Charles Smart, Security Team Manager at VENZA. “At VENZA, we understand that hoteliers have uniquely complex and distinct IT systems. It is not possible to simply apply a one-size-fits-all approach to security and compliance. That’s why we’ve invested heavily in building a team with a deep knowledge of hospitality and security frameworks. Bill will be an incredible addition to that effort.”

“I am thrilled to join the incredible team at VENZA,” said Bill D’Argis. “After working within the hotel industry for many years, I am acutely aware of the invaluable role played by external providers of data protection and regulatory compliance support. I am looking forward to bringing the knowledge that I have gained to VENZA and helping our clients achieve extraordinary results.”


VENZA is the leading provider of data protection and compliance solutions for the hospitality industry. Drawing on decades of experience, VENZA provides 360-degree visibility that enables proactive risk management to mitigate vulnerabilities and keep your guests and their data safe. Know your risks and protect your enterprise with VENZA.

More than 225,000 users in 100+ countries look to VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008, VENZA is a privately held company with regional offices in Atlanta, GA, Pensacola, FL, San Juan, PR, and The Hague, Netherlands. For more information, visit