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Fractional CIO and Security Services
for Enterprise, SMB, Boards, & Startups

Leverage over 25+ years of experience across Financial Services, CPG, Manufacturing, Startups, and Media Agencies to help you build a culture that delivers.

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Fractional CIO and Security Services
for Enterprise, SMB, Boards, & Startups

Leverage over 25+ years of experience across Financial Services, CPG, Manufacturing, Startups, and Media Agencies to help you build a culture that delivers.

 

Fractional CIO, CTO, & CISO retained for projects & security assessments. 

Consulting

 

Strategic guidance to drive value through proven Agile methodologies.

Concierge

 

Securing the crown jewels through custom defense in depth solutions.

Security

Elite Consulting Services

Interim CIO

Interim executive technology management to all size companies in any industry.  Executive mentorship for the senior technology teams to assess the existing organization’s capabilities, identify key skill and/or organizational gaps, and vet permanent CIO or CTO.

Focused on gaining organizational trust in and reinstalling confidence and transparency in the technology organization with the business leaders.

Security Assessments

Protecting enterprise crown jewels with over 20 years of GRC, PCI, and information security experience.  Consistently demonstrated key wins in working within various organizations to fit the business ask, budgets, and regulatory requirements.

Addressing OCC, CFPB, CCPA, and GDPR requirements.  Full DevSecOps / AppSec implementations and building out DLP, DRP, HIPPA, HITRUST, and other solutions.

Strategy

Strategic planning to deliver OKR, KPI, and Value Stream-based results.  Building long-term business and IT strategies with various groups developing assessment models across industry-specific best practices. Leveraging existing assets, talent, and focuses on building the teams and systems that deliver with the given constraints.

Including increasing PayPal’s receivables portfolio 400% to $12B in less than two years.

Business Value

A bridge between business and IT, implementing secure authentication systems, saving over $25M in annual fraud losses, increasing point-of-sale transactions by over $500K, and reducing vendor licensing costs well over $2.5M.

Successfully rescued a failing eCommerce re-platform by creating and managing the execution of a new strategy resulting in cutting the original budget by 90% from $3M to $300K and delivering in 1/4th of the original schedule.

Business Development

Extensive experience presenting to executive boards, CxO leadership, and has been an integral part of landing multi-million dollar technical solutions contracts.

Strong financial acumen delivering quantifiable results with an eye on precision budgeting and driving true business value. 

Product Development

Over a decade of experience with three startups and three media agencies to help develop products, roadmaps, and keep an eye on user and employee experience (UX/EX) as well as automation best practices (RPA).  Lead new mobile and web initiatives with industry-leading designers to implement best-in-class applications that support the latest standards.

Business and startup advisor who sits on the board of several key technology and security groups.

 

Solution Clients

Elite Security Services

Consulting & Advisory

  • Security Risk and Compliance Audits
  • SSAE18 Attestation (SOC1, SOC2, & SOC3)
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Penetration Testing
  • Business Continuity Services
  • External Threat Intelligence

Managed Services

  • Firewall as a Service
  • Red Teaming as a Service
  • DDoS protection as a service
  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Phishing as a Service
  • Managed Security Service

Additional Services

  • SIEM, EDR & SOAR Advisor
  • DevSecOps Advisor
  • MSSP Audits
  • Compliance Management
  • Onsite Support
  • Talent Management
  • Office 365 Migration

Security Clients

 

ABOUT MEL

Hi, I’m Mel, aka Mr. Tech.  Welcome to ETC!!!  Here’s a little bit of the crazy that I orchestrate.

First, I build the teams that make and save companies money and have successfully navigated through the IT drama for the past 25 years.  From application development, eCommerce, to backend data integration, and everything in between.  And yes, that includes cybersecurity, infrastructure, and fraud management.

My superpower is my learned ability to create an empowered, shielded, and responsive culture resilient to radical context switching by building a modern, collaborative, and agile environment.  I’ve done this by partnering with the business to create scalable and affordable technology value-streams, delivering even when resources are constrained and timelines appear to be unattainable.

I’m also a mentor and coach who attracts, retains, and develops high-performing talent.

My experience spans Financial Services, Media Agencies, CPG, Manufacturing, and startups, including:

  • Pepsi
  • T-Mobile
  • Priceline
  • Publicis Groupe

  • Synchrony Financial
  • Lowe’s
  • eMusic
  • Bank of America

  • OmnicomGroup
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • AT&T
  • Cenveo

On the flip side, I’m an Advisor for HMG Strategy Financial Services, Pace University’s Cybersecurity Board, Vation Ventures, Tech Impact, and the startup Reshuffle.  I’m also proud to volunteer and help nonprofit groups that focus on upskilling and reskilling the underserved.  All that and I’m a public moderator, speaker, and mentor.

For all my fellow tech geeks, know that I’ve managed all the major cloud providers, many of the mainstream and legacy development languages, and am a huge supporter of real Agile management.  I’ve also led security, risk, and audit assessments for PCI-DSS, NIST, ISO 27001, NYS DFS 500, SOX, HITRUST, HIPAA, CFPB, OCC, M&A, divestitures, AML, and compliance reviews.

Contact Mel