Ask Me About
IT and Cyber Risk Management, Cyber Strategy Development, Cyber Program Development, Virtual CISO and Compliance Management.
Since 2010, I’ve been guiding a company formerly known as The Mako Group (now part of Centric Consulting) through growth and cyber strategies. As CEO at Mako, I was able to witness and assist in our team establishing a brand representing quality and family values.
These attributes transferred perfectly upon becoming a part of Centric. My frequent client interactions largely focused on sharing industry perspectives, developing strategies and assisting in solving complex cyber problems.
We did/do this in four key areas: Cyber Risk Management, IT Audit, Penetration Testing and Virtual CISO. Each practice area has matured into its own well-established offering across all industry verticals.
Get to Know Me
I love being an active part of the lives of my wife and children. We focus on this regularly at home in Carmel, Indiana, and it’s one of the few constants you’ll hear me talk about on a regular basis.
Whether it’s youth sports or going to the movies, we (my spouse, Kelley, and I) are intentional about our communication and engagement with our three children and two dogs. Our children are all excellent swimmers, so most of my weekends are spent at a pool.
If I’m not enjoying time with family, I enjoy fly fishing, live music, podcasts and sports (Cubs, Hoosiers, Bears). I hold a double major from the IU Kelley School of Business in Marketing and Logistics.
I donate my time to several nonprofits, including serving on the State Board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and donating time to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Who inspires you and why?
My parents inspire me. They’ve provided me with the highest quality example of how to be a good person, husband and father.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“To permit is to promote”. The former CEO of Parkview Health relayed that and it stuck with me for both my work and home life.
What’s your hidden talent?
My face is always red, so you can never tell when I’m embarrassed.
I have written several cybersecurity articles for Forbes: