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Work experience


CIP Compliance Auditor

SERC Reliability Corporation
  • Responsible as an Audit Team Leader for a regional entity within the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cyber security standards for registered entities in the Bulk Electric System.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of an information security program for critical audit data including policies, architecture, and systems.
  • Provided senior leadership for the organization standards interpretations, for entities in workshops, and for the team through training.

Principle and Practice Lead

SecureState Consulting
  • Responsible as the primary lead for risk assessments and audits through  conducting interviews and system audits of  business and technical processes in place to ensure adequacy for compliance.
  • Assessment frameworks include ISO 27001/27002, HIPAA, PCI, NERC CIP, SAS70, FISAP, NIST 800-53, COBIT and SOX.
  • Technical assessments include vulnerability assessments, attack and penetration testing, war-dialing, war-driving, social engineering, and physical access reviews.

Security Risk Analyst

Consulting Associates International
  • Performed vulnerability assessments for organizations to identify information security risks. 
  • Worked with the organizations to identify strategic and tactical actions to reduce risk and help perform remediation as needed.

Available Upon Request

Previous Work Experience

  • Worked for multiple telecommunication providers and Internet services providers progressing from a regional organization providing internet business services up to international organization providing DWDM services to national carriers
  • Positioned held include Sales Engineer, Customer Provisioning Manager, NOC Manager, and Firewall Engineer


To provide thought leadership within a enterprise security team by leveraging my technical and management skills combined with deep experience across multiple frameworks and industries.  To focus on achieving effective risk management through proactive assessment that leads to thoughtful architectural solutions.  


Recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” business leaders by Crain’s Magazine in Cleveland Ohio in 2008.

Security Clearance

Top Secret  Clearance  - Previously HeldDepartment of Defense Issued , 2006 - 2010




Ohio University

Graduated Cum Laude


Previous Certifications

No Longer Active

Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP)

Holistic Information Security Practitioners Institute (HISPI)

ISO27001 Lead Auditor

International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)