Meet The Team
CYBER SECURITY IS A TEAM SPORT

And relationships are the cornerstone of our business.

Although coyotes live in family groups, they typically travel and hunt alone or in loose pairs.

The spirit of COYOTE BROWN is to act like a team, knowing that as an advisor you may meet with clients 1-on-1 or in pairs.

We have built a team of cyber security specialists to solve complex cybersecurity problems for our clients. 

MEET OUR BOARD OF ADVISORS  
At COYOTE BROWN we have over 100 years of industry experience. 

COYOTE BROWN will work with you to determine which advisors and consultants should be engaged.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Larry Eighmy
CISSP, CISM, CRISC, PMP

Fractional CISO
Interim CISO
vCISO
Larry Eighmy is our Advisor responsible for clients roles as acting Interim Chief Information Security Officer and has extensive experience in Cybersecurity leadership and executive engagments as an Interim CISO and as a business owner.

Former CISO at National General Insurance

Security Consultant at:
United States Secret Service
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
State of North Carolina Savings Institutions
North Carolina State Banking Commission

President at InfraGard - North Carolina Chapter

SIM - Society for Information Management - Founding Board Member / Membership Chairman

CIO Forum - Executive Advisory Council

Subject Matter Expertise: 

Compliance Advisory Services
Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)
Interim CISO Services
Penetration Testing (2x DEFCON Winner)
Threat Simulations
Security Assessment & Strategic Planning
Strategy Sessions
Roadmapping & GAP Analysis
Regulatory Advisory Services
Virtual CISO Services

Certifications:

Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) - ISACA
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - ISACA
Project Management Professional (PMP)
OPSEC - National Security Agency
Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP) - (ISC)² 
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
VTSP - VMware IT Academy - (ISC)² 
ISS-CS - ISS-Certified Security Specialist (Vulnerability Scanning)


Marc Willency

Strategic Advisor &
Operating Partner

Marc Willency is a highly skilled Strategic Executive Advisor and Operating Partner. When communication and clarity are challenges for your organization, Marc is the advisor who will help bring your team and board together on the same page.

Marc's role is to ensure the executive team has a critical understanding of the Enterprise Risk associated with Cyber Security as it relates to the busineses growing revenues and mitigating risks. He also helps clients examine the people, processes and tools necessary to execute while being mindful of the business and board's key objectives.

Marc is focused on keeping the management team on track and helping them get back on track if needed. He plays a key role as a liaison in resolving disagreements or misunderstandings between the executive team and board as it relates to cybersecurity risk, investments and oversight.

Marc's strengths are in his ability to advise CEOs and C-Suite Members from a position of knowledge, where he is familiar with the experiene of running technology companies as he did when he was the CEO at Electric Lightwave / Integra Telecom, Global Vice President at Level 3 Communications and Senior Vice President at tw telecom. He understands how it feels to work under public and private investors watchful eye and being able to communicate with the board's oversight, implement investments, follow timelines and better position your business to reduce risks, grow revenues and facilitate an exit, merger or acqusition.

Marc will work with, mentor, and influence management teams with his keen ability to work collaboratively with executive team members and board members in being a successful operating partner and strategic executive advisor.

Subject Matter Expertise:
CEO Experience
Board Experience
Management Consulting Experience
Strategic Advisor
Technology Experience 
Joe Topinka

Fractional CISO
Interim CISO
vCISO

I believe that when you create a trusting environment and empower people they deliver the best possible results. This philosophy has helped the companies I’ve led achieve great results and enabled me to be awarded CIO of the Year 3 times by 3 separate entities. I am passionate about mentoring those I lead as well as others in the IT field.

As founder of CIO Mentor, LLC, I leverage my expertise and empowering leadership style to guide companies in capturing the power of technology to achieve profit-driven business results. My methodology creates a bridge between business stakeholders and IT organizations, establishing a people-powered platform that aligns teams to compete. I also coach IT leaders in transforming corporate relationships, leveraging the right technology, and prioritizing investments.
An author and frequent key-note speaker, I deploy a relatable communication style to energize and motivate audiences of all types. I am sought after to coach executives and companies and speak on topics including the digital revolution from a business perspective, personal accountability, and next generation IT. My bestselling book, IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide, was named a top-ten read for CIOs.

I am deeply committed to my community and serve as a board director for the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative, supporting their mission of IT career growth and advancement in the Charlotte area. I am also Chair of the Business Relationship Management Institute.


Mike Hillhouse
CISSP

Fractional CISO
Interim CISO
vCISO
Mike is a certified CISSP and talented in the way that he can handle multiple roles.  In his a career, he has been responsible for both CIO (CIO-of-the-Year Award Winner and Multiple Finalist) and CISO duties, making him one of the most resourseful CISOs on the team.  Mike is particularly resourceful when it comes time for defining and managing capital planning projects to ensure their successful implementation and integration within the Information Technology and Security Operations budgets, acquisitions and planning processes.

o CISSP certified
o Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Member
o ISACA, Member
o Infragard, Member
o Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Member
o SIM, Member
Andrew Prisk

Cloud & Software
 Security Advisor
Andrew is a specialist in cyber security software and cloud applications. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur, engineer and technology executive, passionate about building innovative solutions aimed at harnessing the latest technologies for social good. Have acted as co-founder, chief architect, and lead software engineer for multiple technology startups. Skilled at delivering consumer and enterprise software products and services, directing product development, engineering, building and managing diverse teams, defining and translating company strategies into innovative technology products and services in varied markets. Designed, deployed and managed distributed systems and databases in the cloud. Experienced in education technology, virtualization, web, mobile and enterprise.


Todd Inskeep
CISSP

Fractional CISO
Interim CISO
vCISO
Todd is an incredibly experienced CISO and cybersecurity executive skilled at designing, building, and operating transformational information security programs. Applies risk management principles to balance business objectives, compliance requirements and modern cyber threats. Establishes vision and strategy, then prioritizes and implements digital transformation and business plans emphasizing value to the company/client. Builds process-based systems and operations building dynamic teams. Tracks and evaluates new and emerging technologies for effect and efficient value. Defines and achieves budget goals while delivering measurable and efficient results. Delivers value and results to the CISO, CIO, Executive Committee and Board. 

Key executive qualities are:
• Strategic identification of industry trends and business opportunities
• New product innovation, design, development and delivery; including processes and technologies supporting build to operate models for cost-effective operations.
• Analytical decision-making (Six Sigma tools) to implement innovative customer experiences
• Leadership style geared to quick creation and management of virtual and direct-reporting teams
• Establishing a focused, collaborative environment between businesses, business partners, and customers

Accomplished speaker, presenter, and writer:
https://www.rsaconference.com/speakers/todd-inskeep
https://www.rsaconference.com/blogs?keywords=todd+inskeep&page=1
Carter Schoenberg
CISSP, CMMC-RP

Fractional CISO
Interim CISO
vCISO
Carter is an excellent choice for clients looking for a CISO with Department of Defense - DoD and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification - CMMC knowledge and  experience.  Carter's past works include acting CISO for a comprehensive U.S. Government cyber program that includes implementation of dual zone cloud enterprises to support several hundred thousand mobile devices designed to store and transmit CUI including disaster response resilience. Lead all Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) efforts. Responsible for a team of over 60 cyber practitioners ranging from SOC operations to RMF analysts.

Proven track record with project management skills supporting corporate and government network security and cyber risk programs successfully translating technical threats into business risk for commercial and government sectors. Efforts include conducting GDPR, NYDFS, NIST SP800-53, NIST 800-171, and HIPAA assessments.

Highly specialized in dispute resolution and running projects that are on time and on budget. Highly specialized at remediation strategies that are business and cost justified in response to vulnerability management.

Expertise has been actively used by DHS, the ISAC communities, and the Georgia Bar Association for Continuing Learning Educational (CLE) credits on the topic of cybersecurity risk and liability. Recently authored a NIST publication for Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management and have been featured at conferences including EnergySEC, GridSecCON, NAIC, CIAB, ISC2, SecureWorld Expo, ISSA, and InfosecWorld.
Jaime Garcia
CISSP

Fractional CISO
Interim CISO
vCISO
Jaime is a CISSP who earned his stripes while owning and operating a Managed Service Provider (MSP) in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina region.  Jaime is a technology entrepreneur, leader, and risk advisor with 22 years experince in solving business problems and growing business revenues through technology initiatives.

Jaime would be a great fit for small to medium sized businesses looking for a CISO who understands business accumen, risk and cyber security.
Mike Charobee

Founder
Strategic Advisor


Mike is the Founder of COYOTE BROWN. He is responsible for leading our team of advisors and consultants.
Mike is passionate about entrepreneurship and is the Founder and CEO of CYBER BUYER, the Cyber Breakfast Club and Shotgun Eddie & Company. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of 
The Ballantyne IT Professionals a non-profit IT Association in Charlotte, North Carolina where he is an active leader in their CISO Roundtable and CIO Roundtable groups.

Check out the CXO Underground Podcast where Mike is a co-host with fellow advisor Joe Topinka.

Professional Activities & Community Involvement
The Ballantyne IT Professionals
CISO Roundtable
CIO Roundtable
Blue Diamond Awards Sponsor
ISSA Scholarship Sponsor
E2D - Eliminate the Digital Divide Sponsor
Isabella Santos Foundation Sponsor
Levine Children's Hospital Sponsor
Digi-Bridge Sponsor
Queen City Robotics Alliance Sponsor

CONFIDENTIAL

Head of Cyber
Engineering



Our Head of Engineering is skilled in partnering with stakeholders, executives and cyber security teams to identify the business requirements and case drivers responsible for the definition and delivery of our client's product and platform roadmap.

With your technology vision as a foundation, our Head of Engineering and his team design and deliver cutting-edge and user-friendly solutions that protect client's and stay ahead of adversaries.
Subject Matter Expertise:
Strategic Business & Operational Planning
Solutions Design, Delivery & Management
Program Planning, Execution & Management
Technology & Business Need Assessments
Client, Partner, Vendor & Team Relations
CISSP
CEH v8
ITIL v3
VTSP 
Chad Jenkins

Head of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) &
DOD Engagement Advisor
Chad Jenkins is a business owner with expertise and knowledge as a Department of Defense Contractor - DOD and has continous business objectives for compliance around CMMC - Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

Our Advisor is an expert in Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM).

TSCM services are provided by qualified personnel to detect the presence of technical surveillance devices and hazards and to identify technical security weaknesses that could aid in the conduct of a technical penetration of the surveyed facility. A TSCM survey will provide a professional evaluation of the facility's technical security posture and normally will consist of a thorough visual, electronic, and physical examination in and about the surveyed facility.

Qualifications:

Business Owner, United States Military Academy at West Point Graduate, Military Veteran, Army Ranger, Special Forces and former Special Agent at the FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Advisor available upon request to verified DOD Contractor clients ONLY.
Matt Donato

Head of Talent
Advisory & Acquisition
Matt Donato is our Head of Talent Advisory & Acquisition is well known in the Cybersecurity industry for placing key executives and talent in cyber security roles.

Our Advisor will help arm your business with the best cyber security talent needed to productively combat the complex security risks that threaten your business on a daily basis.

Key Experiences:

Professional Search and Talent Solutions
Staffing
Contract
Contract-to-Hire
Direct Hire
Executive Search
Retained Search




Harold Howell

Head of Risk & Liability

Harold provides client insights valued in risk and liability. As a business owner and insurance broker, Harold is our resident expert on cyber security insurance management, risk analysis, and insurance implementation services for commercial property and casualty insurance as well as employee benefits services.

Experience and innovation are the keys to providing his high-level services.

Areas of Expertise Include:

Cyber Security Insurance
Risk & Liability
Directors & Officers Liability
Industry Expertise in Technology, Manufacturing, Motorsports & Healthcare

Professional Activities & Community Involvement:

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Rotary International 
Daniel Argandona

Head of Cyber Security Risk Management &
Offensive Cyber Operations
Daniel is an expert in cyber strategy and operations where he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Compliance Cloud Solutions. Compliance Cloud Solutions is comprised of a team of experts with deep InfoSec experience across the government and private sectors. Their focus is on assisting clients through complex audit and cyber security compliance engagements leveraging a cloud based SaaS platform. Outside of audit and compliance, his team has extensive experience in other strategic services such as penetration testing, adversary simulations, table-top exercises, and security engineering. 

He has over 25 years of management consulting and senior leadership experience with companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting, PwC, Fannie Mae, Gannett, HMSHost, and federal agencies (DHS, USCIS, ICE, TSA, FBI, U.S. Army, and others). 

Key Experiences:

Served as Managing Director, Commercial Practice for boutique cyber security firm in Washington, D.C. Grew practice size and revenue by more than 200% in one year.

Stood up Digital Innovation division team of resources in NYC, Toronto, and Krakow.

Director in Strategic Planning Office leading key digital media initiatives for Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Branded Content executives.

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Program Operations responsible for program with budget of $140M across 600+ resources

Led practice team across Europe and South American with 110 practitioners spanning seven countries.

Experienced in serving clients needs around Risk and Policy, Offensive Cyber Operations (Red Team), Security Operations and Engineering (Blue Team), Incident Response, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).
William Holman

Head of Audit & Accounting
William Holman is our Head of Audit & Accounting is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in North Carolina and also a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) licensed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a member of the AICPA as well as the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA).

William is a business owner whom leads s service industry audit practice with 15 years of combined public accounting and industry experience.

William is responsible for performing and reviewing client compliance and audit requests for CMMC, NIST, HIPPA / HITECH, HITRUST, ISO 27001, PCI, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 engagements along with SOC for Cybersecurity and SOC for Vendor Supply Chain.

Prior to becoming a business owner, William worked for a SSAE 16 provider where he was involved in all aspects of client engagements and was able to institutionalize a process for completing engagements efficiently while also exceeding client expectations. Previously, he spent four years in the Transaction Advisory Services Group and Audit Group of a large regional CPA firm.
CONFIDENTIAL

Cyber Assessment Consultant
Our Cyber Assessment Consultant is responsible for consulting and reviewing client assement engagements involving Readiness Assessments, NIST, ISO 27001, CMMC, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 engagements, HIPPA / HITECH, HITRUST, PCI, SOC for Cybersecurity and SOC for Vendor Supply Chain Management.

The Head of Cyber Assessments has a track record of leading teams, owning vendor relationships and leading multiple sales channels to exceed quota. They have a history of success in delivering large projects on-time and within budget.

Our advisor has hands-on experience managing and running organizations within the Government and the private sector helps to fully understand the challenges faced by our clients. Advisor has a deep expertise throughout the entire cyber security lifecycle from the server room to the board room. Advisor has experience across sectors of the economy to include energy, finance, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare which provides client's with a unique perspective on cyber threats and how to optimize resources against the management of cyber security risk. 

Only COYOTE BROWN can provide the right blend of expertise, efficiency, quality, and speed at a high value that works for your organization.

Areas of expertise include:

Cybersecurity Assessments
SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3
ISO 27001
Penetration Testing Assessments
Cybercrime
Cyber Defense
Goveranance, Risk & Compliance
Department of Defense - DOD
CMMC 
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 
Dan Piercy

Managing Director
Texas Market
Dan Piercy is our Managing Partner and Operating Executive for the Texas Market. Dan has built his technology career on serving client's at the highest level. He is an accomplished sales professional with a demonstrated work history in technology solutions where he has been recognized as a top performer and at the highest level. He has been recognized as a top sales performer and President's Club winner for sales performance multiple times.

Dan is well known in his hometown of Austin Texas for his thought leadership and problem-solving skills.

Dan is responsible for launching the sales and marketing expansion in the Texas market for our Cyber Security companies: COYOTE BROWN and CYBER BUYER.

Along with leading growth strategy, Dan advises clients, partners and advisors through critical cyber security decisions in carefully vetting the best vendors out of our over 100 cybersecuirty suppliers.

Dan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and US Army Veteran in addition to being a Co-Founder of a Technology Consulting & Advisor Firm in Austin Texas.
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