LEADERSHIP

Gary Braglia
Practice Manager, Technical

Gary Braglia is a Senior Security Specialist at GreyCastle Security with over 10 years of experience as an IT professional. Gary began his career as an application developer with the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a Master’s degree in Information Science (M.S.I.S.) and the owner of industry-recognized certifications including Tenable Certified Network Auditor (TCNA) and CompTIA Security+.

At GreyCastle, Gary consults with clients in a wide range of security domains, including penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security assessments, network security, application security and policy development.

Mike Convertino
Board Member

Currently, Mike Convertino is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Twitter and is responsible for protecting the Twitter platform and improving the safety and security of the conversations that take place on it.

Convertino frequently briefs Fortune 500 clients on best practices for agile development methodologies, security workforce management, cloud security, intrusion detection and mitigation, risk analysis and forensics in the across all business verticals.

He is an industry leader in the development of new security technologies and paradigms, melding the best of traditional IT security with the latest security in DevOps models for cloud environments.

Christina D'Antonio
Practice Manager, Business

Christina D’Antonio (ECIH) is a specialist-level technology, information security and risk management professional. Christina is a 2015 graduate of SUNY Albany’s Digital Forensics program. She currently holds two years of experience at GreyCastle Security assisting with the development and implementation of cybersecurity solutions for financial, healthcare, higher education, energy, information technology and gaming industries. Knowledge of HIPAA, PCI, ISO and NIST standards and regulations that can be applied in a variety of functions. Experience in Incident Response proactive and reactive functions, including program development and testing, as well as forensics, including collection and analysis of evidence.

Mike Denz
Chief Executive Officer

Mike Denz is the Chief Executive Officer for GreyCastle Security. For the last 15 years, Mike has served in a capacity of CFO and VP of Finance all while instructing six acquisitions ranging in size from $20K to over $20M. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for three companies including Assured Information Security, Riverhawk Company and GreyCastle Security.

Dan Didier
Vice President, Services

Dan Didier is the Vice President of Services and on the Board of Directors for GreyCastle Security.

Dan Didier is a cybersecurity pragmatist who partners with business leaders to appropriately position cybersecurity for the practical, effective and relevant protection of business assets through risk management.

Dan notably implemented a cybersecurity program to comply with the newly defined Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity reliability standards for energy companies and the bulk electric system, more commonly known as “the grid”.

Dan is accredited with several industry certifications and he received his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Master’s degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.

Shannon Drewicke
Practice Manager, Business

As one of GreyCastle’s Security Strategists, Shannon Drewicke provides information risk management consulting expertise and supports client relationships across the U.S.

Shannon is an industry leader in Information Security and Assurance, bringing over twenty years of industry expertise in the field. Along with a background in supporting our diverse customer base, Shannon maintains CISSP and CRISC industry certifications. She has experience working for and with companies spanning the Fortune 500 to small business, leading and managing implementations assessing information technology controls.

A native of Minnesota, Shannon received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Information Security and Assurance from Capella University while graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Matt Farry
Practice Manager, Business

Matt Farry is a Security Specialist at GreyCastle Security with over 10 years of experience in information protection assessments and controls implementation. At GreyCastle, Matt specializes in organizational risk assessments and remediation guidance based on industry standards and regulations including NIST SP800-53, ISO 27002, HIPAA, FERPA, PCI, and others.

Reg Harnish
Director, GreyCastle Security Board of Directors

Reg is a nationally-recognized speaker and has presented at countless industry events. He was recently recognized as the Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the a second consecutive year. He has been featured in Time, Forbes, CBS Nightly News, The Washington Post, Dark Reading and others.

Wade Huebner
Practice Manager, Security Program

Wade Huebner is a Security Program Manager with GreyCastle Security. Wade joins GreyCastle with experience in project management and coordination, human resources and IT consulting, and 2 + years of experience working with different facets of the project management life cycle. Wade’s background includes working with clients within construction management, IT, cybersecurity, financial, healthcare, higher education and energy industries.

Dan Kalil
Chief Strategy Officer

Dan Kalil is the Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Board for GreyCastle Security. Dan is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner with nearly a decade of experience working in leadership roles in the field. Dan has served in a managerial and VP of Operations capacity for the last 5 years.

Francesca LoPorto-Brandow
Director, People and Culture

Francesca LoPorto-Brandow is GreyCastle Security's Director of People and Culture. Francesca has high-level experience in team, leader and executive coaching with Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Francesca has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and sits on the board of the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region.

Bertine McKenna
Executive Healthcare Advisor

Dr. Bertine Colombo McKenna, FACHE, Executive Healthcare Advisor for GreyCastle Security and former Healthcare Executive, who most recently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Bassett Healthcare Network.

She is a board member of Healthcare Management Association (HCMA), as well as the Hartwick College. Bertine also recently received a distinguished service award from her local chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Katie Quiri
Manager, Client Relationship

Katie Quiri is a Client Relationship Manager at GreyCastle Security. Along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management, Katie has over 7 years' experience in Account Management for financial, healthcare, information technology, and other industries. Her responsibilities include ensuring client loyalty and advocacy as well as acting as the primary liaison between GreyCastle Security and its clients.

Will Pelgrin
Board Member

Will Pelgrin currently sits on GreyCastle Security’s Board of Directors.

Pelgrin retired in June 2015 as the President and CEO of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an international nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response of public and private sector entities. Pelgrin is Co-Founder and Partner of CYBERWA, Inc., an exclusive cybersecurity service to help protect corporate executives, celebrities, politicians, and other high value individuals from successful cyberattacks.

Pelgrin was appointed to serve as a Commission Member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cybersecurity to brief the 44th President of the United States on critical cybersecurity issues. He is also the chair of the Board of Directors and the Global Strategic Advisor of the Global Cyber Alliance.

Sean Phillips
Director, Business Intelligence

Sean Phillips is a high-energy sales leader with a passion for solving problems. Over the past two years, Sean has been a key player in building the Solutions Specialist Team from the ground up, by promoting integrity, collaboration, transparency, and accountability.

Sean actively provides opportunities for each of his team members to showcase their strengths and function as leaders. Loyalty and education drive Sean’s personal sales philosophy, as does the tag line “Always be curious.”

Keith Robertson
Chief Security Architect

Keith Robertson is a Senior Security Strategist at GreyCastle Security. As a former CSO for a Fortune 50 company, Enterprise Risk Officer and recipient of 4 patents, Keith has over 20 years’ experience assisting hundreds of companies with the development, implementation and management of security solutions and establishing the governance and risk management necessary to provide executive visibility into program successes.

Keith has extensive knowledge of numerous jurisdictional regulations, security frameworks and common security contract requirements, including: DFS, DFARS, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, HITRUST, HITECH, ISO, SOX, COBIT, NIST, FISMA, CMS, FERPA, GLBA, FEDRAMP and ITIL standards/regulations. He has implemented security/privacy programs for companies in numerous industries, including: financial, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, higher education, telecommunication, government, energy and other industries.

Marissa Salzone
Director, Marketing

Marissa Salzone is Director of Marketing at GreyCastle Security. With an expert level in strategic marketing and management, Marissa has driven revenue 5% over goal and increased social media followings over 500% for leading companies in Upstate New York. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Capital Alliance of Young Professionals and was interviewed for a top-selling book on Amazon, The Millennial Mindset.

Wil Seiler
Director, Product Management

Wil brings a wealth of expertise in Information Security and Risk Management. Wil is an industry leader in ISO 27001, and a certified Lead Auditor (TPECS) and certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP). Wil has performed and managed implementations against numerous published security standards in addition to ISO 27001, including PCI-DSS, HITRUST, HIPAA/HITECH, EU Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield etc., and has spent a majority of his career implementing and assessing information technology controls.

As part of the senior leadership of the GreyCastle team, Wil ensures that GreyCastle Security’s core values are upheld, and that our employees, clients, and solutions are always successful.

Mike Stamas
Chief Business Development Officer

Michael Stamas is an entrepreneur, Executive Vice President, Board Member, and Co-Founder of GreyCastle Security.

With over a decade of experience in the technology sector, Michael pairs his management and business development skills with a deep understanding of information security to bring a unique brand of risk-based advising to clients and prospects.