Leadership


The Fortress Leadership Team is dedicated to helping organizations optimize the security performance of their people, processes, and technology to deliver positive financial and operational business outcomes.

In our drive to protect people and companies from the ravages of cybercrime we have established close partnerships with FBI Cyber Security Teams, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), threat intelligence companies, law firms, and cyber insurance providers to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity intelligence.


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Andy Jones


Chief Executice Officer


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Andy Jones


Chief Executice Officer


Andy is an engineer at heart and views the world through that prism. His key focus is to provide the vision, strategy, & road map for Fortress SRM.

Andy’s military background has positioned him to deliver consistent organizational discipline, operating procedures, and security protocols. He has led the effort to standardize service delivery to accelerate the speed at which clients receive Fortress services.


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Jess Walpole


Chief Technology Officer


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Jess Walpole


Chief Technology Officer


Jess has over 28 years of IT, Security, and Governance experience with Fortune 1000 companies, implementing technologies to support business strategies.

As CTO, Jess is responsible for the strategic development of security technology and services to protect and serve our clients, and volunteers with professional, education, and industry forums to grow future IT, Security and Business professionals.


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Kevin Baker


Chief Information Security Officer


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Kevin Baker


Chief Information Security Officer


Kevin has been a leader in cybersecurity for 23 years, working in financial services both domestically and internationally, and has built an impressive repertoire of assessment, program development, and management skills.

As the CISO of Fortress, Kevin is responsible for its internal security program with a strategic influence on how Fortress views and executes security services for its clients.


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Michael Montisano


President


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Michael Montisano


President


Mike is a technology industry veteran and has held many executive and client-facing sales and marketing roles. He has a deep understanding of customer needs and promotes a service-centric culture that consistently delivers high client satisfaction.

At Fortress SRM, Mike is responsible for the overall alignment of business development and product delivery as well as strategic customer engagement.


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STEPHANIE SHAFFER


VP, Service Portfolio Development


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STEPHANIE SHAFFER


VP, Service Portfolio Development


Stephanie brings nearly 30 years of leadership and operational excellence to Fortress SRM. Her varied career includes streamlining operations for a small, locally owned VAR to co-development of a clinical research department at a nationally recognized university. 

At Fortress SRM, she guides Sales and Operations to success by validating that we provide industry leading security services to our clients.


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Shawn Newman


Deputy Chief Information Security Officer


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Shawn Newman


Deputy Chief Information Security Officer


Shawn is an engineer, accountant, and life-long learner that brings over 2 decades of cyber warfare experience and expertise to our team. His key focus is to assess and leverage new and emerging technologies to ensure client protection and success.

Shawn’s Army and security background at public and private institutions has taught him to quickly identify Technical, Functional, and Business requirements.


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CHRIS SHIENKARUK


VP, Security Operations Center


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CHRIS SHIENKARUK


VP, Security Operations Center


Chris is an accomplished IT leader with extensive experience in all aspects of IT, including network, data center, enterprise cloud, architecture, and enterprise service management.

 At Fortress SRM, Chris is responsible for technology development, infrastructure, cybersecurity, analytics, customer service, and operational excellence in support of all offerings within the Security Operations Center.


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PETER CAVRELL


VP Strategic Alliances


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PETER CAVRELL


VP Strategic Alliances


Peter brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing leadership experience spanning national advertising and marketing agencies as well as the corporate side for companies in technology, media, automotive, aviation, and major league sports.

At Fortress SRM, Peter is responsible for expanding its presence in both existing and new markets and driving marketing strategy and brand awareness.


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CHUCK MACKEY


Director, Cybersecurity Consulting


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CHUCK MACKEY


Director, Cybersecurity Consulting


Chuck is responsible for our key Risk Management Consulting and Advisory Services solutions to reduce our clients’ IT risk and vulnerability footprint. 

He brings a deep understanding of the GRC landscape, coupled with decades of experience in cybersecurity technology, business continuity management, and business process design concerning today’s most practical, proven IT disciplines. 


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NOEL JOHNSON


Sr. Director, SOC Managed Services


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NOEL JOHNSON


Sr. Director, SOC Managed Services


Noel has 20 years of leadership in IT, customer service, finance, and telecommunications, and provides leadership to our SOC teams to optimize performance.

Noel has a Masters’ in Business with a specialization in Management and is critical to the delivery of client services and service desk offerings. She is actively engaged in delivering technical solutions and ideas to current and future clients. 


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Scott Farris


Senior Security Consultant & Member of the Board


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Scott Farris


Senior Security Consultant & Member of the Board


Scott has a broad range of IT and security industry expertise, serving as a strategic thinker and practitioner in the creation, deployment, and management of highly secure technology systems. 

In his career he has held roles that placed him at the forefront of global enterprise technology planning and orchestration, including at Johnson & Johnson, First Data Bank, and Electronic Data Systems.


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Will Hudec


Director. Incident Response


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Will Hudec


Director. Incident Response


Will delivers positive and timely outcomes for clients and provides guidance on containment, eradication, safe recovery, and risk management with client leadership during an incident response.

He has a comprehensive understanding of risk mitigation, governance, and business continuity and proactively assesses clients’ IR capabilities helps improve and mitigate risks within the environment.


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Nick Prochazka


Director, SOC Managed Services


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Nick Prochazka


Director, SOC Managed Services


With nearly 15 years of IT experience, Nick brings a passion for cybersecurity to the Fortress SRM Security Operations Center with a broad range of IT and security industry experience.

At Fortress SRM, Nick is responsible for cybersecurity operations, delivering security outcomes to our clients, as well as developing new technology product offerings within the SOC that impact clients’ security.


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Paul Houk


Director, Digital Forensics


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Paul Houk


Director, Digital Forensics


Paul leads the Technical Testing Team, conducting vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and digital forensics. He is a retired Army Cyber Officer, having led cyber defense activities in the Middle East and operations for a U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade.  

He has a master’s degree in IT and Information Assurance and holds six industry certifications including CISSP, CEH, and PMP. 


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Anthony Pece


Director, Service Desk Operations


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Anthony Pece


Director, Service Desk Operations


With nearly 10 years of IT operations experience, starting as an intern in 2013, Anthony has worked his way up to management within the SOC. At Fortress SRM, Anthony is responsible for the day-to-day operational success of the Frontline Service Desk Team.

Anthony ensures that the service desk measures above the established Service Level Agreements with our customers and drives customer success.


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Rob Lavin


Director, Information Technology


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Rob Lavin


Director, Information Technology



Rob has over 15 years’ experience in enterprise architecture, cybersecurity, governance, IT system administration and Microsoft cloud technologies. A CISSP and certified Microsoft 365 Expert, he is focused on secure IT architecture design and implementation.

Rob is responsible for corporate IT systems and client service reporting development along with participating in Incident Response actions for clients. 


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Donna Rumley


Director, Platform Systems


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Donna Rumley


Director, Platform Systems


An IT leader with 30+ years in the industry, Donna has expertise in design and implementation of enterprise system architecture, process improvement, analytics, and customer relationship management.

Donna is responsible for improving current systems and driving new platform architectures to offer clients secure, stable solutions for today and scalable, performance-optimized solutions for tomorrow. 


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