Adam “Sully” Perella

Adam (Sully) Perella, Technical Director at Schellman
Adam (Sully) Perella, Technical Director at Schellman

Adam “Sully” Perella is a Technical Director who leads the PIN and P2PE service lines for Schellman Compliance LLC. His focus also includes the Software Security Framework, 3-Domain Secure services (3DS), and external vulnerability scans as an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV).

Sully’s experience in information technology began in 2004 as a networking, switching, computer systems, and cryptological operations technician in the Air Force. He then moved into a quality assurance role for the communications squadrons that broadened his exposure to different technologies and enterprise-level concepts. While in the service, he obtained his associate degree in Information Systems and his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After leaving the Air Force, Sully worked in data analysis and then began his career as an assessor in 2012, with 403 Labs, where he found his passion for information security.

After beginning in the payments space, Sully ramped up to validate payment applications, point-to-point encryption, perform penetration testing, and forensic services.

Sully maintains multiple certifications within information security and payments. Active within the payments community, he helps draft new payments standards and speaks globally on payment security.