We are built for cybersecurity.

Echelon was born from the idea that cybersecurity isn’t something that a professional services firm can just dabble in. Cybersecurity, privacy and technology risk present major threats that disrupt our way of life. That threat is constantly evolving, so we are too. We see it as our calling to stem the tide. We are all in.

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Our Story

Security is Personal

Echelon was built with a purpose. While other cybersecurity professional services firms tout what they do, few can articulate why they do it. We know exactly what drives us - protecting your basic right to security and privacy.

Our origin story begins with our name. The echelon formation creates a staggered but unified front, used to successfully provide excellent range of vision and protection to each participant. From our name, to how we conduct and manage ourselves on a day-to-day basis, we are built to be that trusted ally.

We are Echelon.
 
Our Philosophy

See Cybersecurity, Clearly

Navigating the cybersecurity landscape can be very confusing and overwhelming without the right experience and guidance. A trusted and honest partner can help you to define your cybersecurity and technology risk strategies with confidence. We set ourselves apart from our competition by focusing on relationships and service above all.

Laser Focused

Managing cybersecurity, privacy and technology risk is at the core of what we do. It is all we do.

Mission + Values Driven

Our clients choose us not only for what we do, but why we do it. It’s our personal mission to make our clients stronger and smarter.

Tailored Solutions + Outcomes

We focus on your needs, not our solutions. By identifying the areas most at risk, we can achieve outcomes with solutions that are tailored for you.

Cyber Community Leadership

Our team takes pride in contributing and participating in our cyber community. It gives us an edge that helps our team and clients stay vigilant.

Our Values

Passionate Team, Shared Values

We are a passionate team with a common set of core values that govern how we serve clients and manage our firm.

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Client-Centric

Clients matter most. We believe in delivering "WOW" client experiences, and we prioritize the success of our clients above all else. Our goal is to act as true business partners, building relationships that elevate the way our clients think about working with consultants.

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Teamwork First

WE over ME. We believe that letting our teammates down is a mortal sin. Working together is the only way to achieve the lofty goals we have for our firm, our clients and our people. We actively seek to collaborate for the greater good, because we all succeed, or no one succeeds.

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People with Personality

Interesting people are more fun to work with. We value different backgrounds and perspectives that lead to better outcomes for our clients. We know how to have fun – both on and off the clock – and we build lifelong relationships with our clients and colleagues.

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Turning Pro

We are true professionals. The amateur has a million plans, and they all start tomorrow. We believe that when we turn pro, we stop running from fears and doubts. The pro focuses on learning, continuous growth, and incremental improvement. We don't wait around for inspiration – we act in anticipation of it.

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Face Issues Head On

Show no fear. We directly address challenges and obstacles as they arise, without delay. We believe in confronting problems with courage, clarity, and a proactive attitude. We know that the hairiest issues are the greatest opportunity to shine, so we always run towards the fire.

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More Cowbell

Lead with passion and purpose. We have a true passion for what we do and a deep connection to our purpose. We approach work and challenges with a unique and spirited approach. We believe in exceeding expectations with zeal, and we always bring entrepreneurial ideas to the table.

 
Founder's Message

We believe that security and privacy are basic human rights.

The cyber threat landscape is littered with persistent and sophisticated actors who are benefitting by disrupting our government, major institutions, privately held businesses, public companies and our individual safety and privacy. SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline are just the latest headlines.

The organizations constantly bombarded by threats are the same organizations that make it possible for us to fill our cars with gas so we can make tee-ball practice. They hold our life’s savings, they produce the software that runs the flow of traffic on our streets and the grid that powers our homes.

There is only so much difference one person, one idea, one firm can make. This is why, as we serve our clients, we also pledge to serve the greater cybersecurity community that is fighting this battle along with us. We take our mission to heart.

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Our Team

Industry Experts

We believe the best cybersecurity teams are made up of people from varied backgrounds. Diverse backgrounds mean diverse experiences, and flexible thinking in the face of threats.

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Dan Desko
Founder, CEO & Managing Partner
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification-Registered Practitioner (CMMC-RP) Certified Third-Party Risk Assessor (CTPRA) Certified Third-Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dan is CEO & Managing Partner at Echelon. With nearly 20 years of experience in IT, audit, risk and cybersecurity, he has led and built highly focused cybersecurity teams at top professional service firms before joining Echelon. Dan’s experience establishing and offering new and innovative lines of cybersecurity services not only provides leadership across the industry and organization, it’s the reason Echelon was built and serves as its vision for growth.

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Matt Donato
Partner
  • Matt Donato is an expert on security solutioning, consulting, and team building, with a career spanning 20 years across all facets of the cybersecurity industry. Matt has focused on helping companies identify the gaps and resources they need to protect themselves and provide the solid foundation they need to grow. Most recently, Matt was the Managing Director of Client Services at CyberSN and was previously Co-Founder & CEO of cybersecurity and data intelligence advisory firm HuntSource, which serviced various companies throughout the critical infrastructure sectors.

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    Chad LeMaire
    Chief Security Officer
  • Chad is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years experience across all facets of cybersecurity operations and planning. He is a veteran who served as CIO and Director of Cybersecurity for the Air Force Special Operations Command and Pacific Air Forces, as well as Deputy CIO and Deputy Director of Cyber for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. In these roles, he identified cybersecurity gaps, authored strategies, and implemented cybersecurity capabilities. He was a qualified cyber warfare officer in the U.S. Air Force, commanded the Air Force Blue Team, and led cyber incident responses and vulnerability assessments on critical networks and systems within the Department of Defense. He pioneered the development of cyber protection teams and the concept of the Director of Cyber Forces within the Air Force. He also built and led small teams and large organizations which conducted offensive, defensive, and cybersecurity operations.

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    Chris Debo
    Principal Consultant
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Senior Lead Implementer
  • A seasoned information security and risk management professional, Chris’ 20-year career has spanned multiple industries and disciplines at Fortune 100 corporations, two of the ten largest banks in the world, and Big 4 consulting. Chris has also designed and taught graduate courses in data analytics and security at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business and brings unique knowledge of application architectures and design to every engagement.

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    Paul Interval
    Director of vCISO Services
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Paul is an IT and Security expert with tremendous experience in information security governance, risk, and compliance. Highly motivated, hardworking, and adept at navigating complex security challenges, Paul leads our vCISO and Cybersecurity Advisory practice, where he leverages his expertise to deliver effective information security programs, drive business growth and manage a high-performing team.

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    Shea Nangle
    Director of Advisory Services
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Emergency Management and Continuity Planning (EMCP) GIAC Certified ISO-27000 Specialist (G2700)
  • Shea has over 25 years of experience in security consulting, malware campaign investigations, security assessments in interesting places, and compliance. He also co-founded a venture-backed knowledge management startup. He has spoken both domestically and internationally on a wide range of topics including OPSEC, Federal compliance, and disinformation. Shea’s areas of research include elicitation, disinformation, open-source intelligence, and crisis management.

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    Dahvid Schloss
    Director of Offensive Security Services
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) CompTIA Security+ CompTIA Network+ DEF CON Black Badge Holder
  • Dahvid is the Director of Offensive Security services at Echelon. As an experienced cybersecurity leader with over 12 years of cyber-attack and defense experience, Dahvid has previously worked as a Red Team Operator with a Big 4 consulting firm leading and conducting Adversarial Emulation (red team) exercises as well as served in the military, leading, conducting, and advising on special operations offensive cyber operations. He has a wide background in cybersecurity including logical, social, and physical exploitation as well as incident response and system/network device hardening. Dahvid is also a Malware Development Instructor, growing Adversarial Emulation knowledge to those looking to expand their skills in the highly specialized space.

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    Chris Furtick
    Director of Defensive Security Services
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) GIAC Forensic Analyst (GCFA) GIAC Critical Controls (GCCC) GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC) GIAC Law of Data Security and Investigations (GLEG) GIAC Project Manager (GCPM) GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP) GPEN Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • Chris is an established leader in information security, serving as a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) and board advisor. Possessing a consultative approach, he effectively bridges the gap between technology and business outcomes. Demonstrating technical proficiency in information security leadership, Chris advises C-level executives and technical engineers alike on fundamental and advanced security strategy. His passion for team building is evident, as he successfully interprets business objectives and guides team members to measure success and meet business requirements. With over a decade of experience in cybersecurity, Chris has been a valuable business enabler for clients across various verticals, offering a concierge approach to risk reduction. Widely recognized as a subject matter expert in the industry, Furtick frequently provides commentary across digital and broadcast media as an engaging public speaker and media contributor.

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    Lori Diesel
    Chief of Staff
  • Lori has over 25 years of experience in marketing and project management. With a keen eye for detail and a strategic mindset, she brings a unique perspective and skillset to the Echelon team. Prior to joining Echelon, she held various leadership roles in the marketing and project management fields, where she gained extensive experience in developing and executing complex projects. As Chief of Staff, she plays a critical role in ensuring the successful execution of all projects and initiatives.

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    Ross Flynn
    Senior Cybersecurity Manager
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP) DEF CON Black Badge Holder
  • Ross enjoys helping our clients achieve measurable cybersecurity improvements in their businesses. Ross’ previous experience leading Disaster Recovery, Incident Response and Risk Management initiatives for a Fortune 200 international manufacturing organization, shaped his holistic approach to addressing security concerns. He equally prioritizes people, processes and technology to tailor fit solutions across highly complex technology environments.

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    Steve Snider
    Cybersecurity Manager
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
  • Steve enjoys helping clients improve their overall security programs by increasing awareness within the organizations’ leadership teams. He previously worked as an operator for offensive cyber operations with DoD organizations and intelligence agencies prior to retiring from the military. Following his military career, he spent four years performing Red Team testing, Penetration testing, and Wireless testing for large organizations during his time working as part of a large consulting firm.

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    Amy Jo Fisher
    Cybersecurity Manager
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) CompTIA Security+
  • Amy Jo Fisher is a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at Echelon with over six years of combined IT risk, compliance, and cybersecurity engineering experience. She has worked with a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail and professional services, as well as a wide variety of security fields, including GRC, continuous verification coding, and security portfolio management. She is passionate about helping clients think critically about their security posture to better mature their cyber programs.

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    Paul Matvey
    Cybersecurity Manager
  • CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network+ Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Paul Matvey is a Cybersecurity Manager at Echelon with over 15 years of experience in IT Infrastructure design and management with a focus in cybersecurity. Prior to joining Echelon, he was the Director of IT and Cybersecurity Operations of a major professional services firm, and a Senior Systems Integrator at one the region's largest Managed Services Providers.

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    Amerit Del Rio
    Marketing Manager
  • Amerit Del Rio boasts nearly 15 years of experience in the tech industry, specializing in various roles with a focus on field and partner marketing. Recognized for her adept relationship-building skills, Amerit excels in developing client-centric plans that not only elevate brands but also foster trust and drive demand. An innovative collaborator, she brings a contagious positive energy and unwavering determination to her role. Amerit is dedicated to crafting and executing impactful marketing strategies that resonate within the cyber landscape, solidifying Echelon's position as an industry leader.

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    Brian Goss
    Client Solutions Manager
  • Born in Columbus, Ohio, Brian served in the US Navy for 24 years, retiring as a Commander after six Overseas Deployments. In the private sector, he's excelled in Sales, Business Development, and Consulting, with three years at Optiv. Brian is happily married to Pamela for two decades, raising five children named Bryce, Peyton, Landon, Camryn, and Greyson. His academic achievements include a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from the Navy War College, and an MS from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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    Greg DeLeonardis
    Client Solutions Manager
  • Greg DeLeonardis is an accomplished, solution-oriented, business development and client servicesprofessional with twenty-five 25 years of demonstrated success in consultative sales and building trustedadvisor relationships with c-suite business leaders, as well as technology executives. Prior to joiningEchelon Risk + Cyber, Greg spent the last fifteen years in enterprise sales and business developmentin the Oracle Applications space where he has a proven track record of driving results and creating valuefor clients and stakeholders. His strong relationship-oriented style and work ethic helped Greg toconsistently be a top sales performer each of the last fifteen years. Greg is happily married to his wifePaula (since 1997) and is very proud of his 3 sons - Gaetano, Angelo and Rocco.

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    Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Zack is a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at Echelon with over 5 years of IT risk, compliance and cybersecurity experience. Zack has worked with broad range of industries including engineering, locomotive, manufacturing, healthcare, cable networks and technology.

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    Evan Hosinski
    Senior CyberSecurity Consultant
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Evan has been involved in many different facets of cybersecurity, performing incident response, real-time analysis and digital forensics for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Most recently, Evan worked as a Senior Pentester and Technical Specialist for a "big 4" consulting firm where he performed network, wireless, physical and social engineering assessments.

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    Shir Butbul
    Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Shir Butbul is a Senior Cybersecurity Risk Advisory Consultant at Echelon. With over 7 years of experience in Technology and Security Governance Risk and Compliance, Shir has played a pivotal role in safeguarding organizations during periods of rapid expansion through strategic governance and compliance initiatives. Shir has honed her expertise in conducting audits and readiness assessments, as well as in spearheading comprehensive security awareness and training programs and designing innovative third-party risk assessment models. Shir is passionate about helping clients design and implement practical solutions to streamline and enhance cybersecurity processes and programs.

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    Maurice Rangel
    Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Maurice is an accomplished information security risk management and compliance professional, boasting more than seven years of experience in spearheading GRC initiatives across diverse industries. His extensive track record includes crafting customized cybersecurity programs, aiding organizations in risk identification and mitigation, as well as guiding companies in surpassing mere regulatory and compliance obligations.Through these notable accomplishments, Maurice has played a pivotal role in not only enabling organizations to uphold their business strategies but also in reshaping them to prioritize security.

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    Erin Conway
    Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner ISO 27001 Lead Implementor Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE)
  • Erin Conway serves as a Senior Consultant at Echelon Risk + Cyber, assisting clients to implementand manage their cybersecurity program.Previously, Erin spent over a year as a Principal of Security and Compliance at Thoropass, assistingcertification pursing clients in establishing their control environments and guiding them throughthe audit readiness process. Additionally, Erin spent three years at Deloitte being engaged onclients supporting IT risk and control transformations, IT general control and automated controltesting, external IT controls audits supporting financial statement audits, third-party IT andoperation control assessments, and IT risk assessments.Her background consists of accounting and IT, graduating from Duquesne University in May 2019with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems Management. She was acollegiate athlete during her four years at Duquesne where she played Varsity Lacrosse.

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    Steeven Rodriguez
    Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
  • eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT) CompTIA Pentest+ PaCSP – Cloud Security Professional
  • Steeven is an Offensive Security Consultant at Echelon. He began his career as a web and mobile developer prior to transitioning into cybersecurity and has previously worked as a penetration tester specializing in web and mobile testing. Steeven has led internal and external assessments for companies in banking, retail, and government. He has extensive experience generating realistic scenarios for social engineering exercises.​

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    Devin Jones
    Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) Certified Red Team Operator (CRTO) Certified Red Team Professional (CRTP) GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT) eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT) CompTIA Security+ (Sec+) CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+)
  • Devin Jones is a Senior Offensive Security Consultant at Echelon and has over 6 years of technical cybersecurity experience such as incident response, security operations, penetration testing and red teaming. Starting out on the Helpdesk and transitioning to Cybersecurity, his most recent role was with a boutique consultancy firm conducting and leading external and internal network penetration tests, web application assessments, phishing and vulnerability assessments across several different business verticals. Devin enjoys talking about all things offensive security and loves learning and sharing knowledge with others.

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    Michael Pettet
    Cybersecurity Consultant
  • eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT) eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPTv2) CompTIA Net+ eLearnSecurity Certified Penetration Tester eXtreme v2 (eCPTXv2)
  • Michael began his career as a security analyst and wanted to learn more about the offensive side of the field, so he self-studied while working and got his eCCPT. Michael has led internal and external assessments for companies in banking, retail, health and government. He has also done numerous successful covert entry and social engineering engagements for companies across the US.

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    Zach Cambre
    Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certified CSF Practitioner Course (CCSFP)
  • Zach is a Cybersecurity Consulting professional with extensive experience in assisting organizations in achieving their Risk Management and Compliance objectives. As a holder of the CCSFP and CISA certifications, his primary focus revolves around guiding organizations to fulfill their security requirements while ensuring compliance with various regulatory and compliance standards.

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    Nate Pruitt
    Cybersecurity Consultant
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CySA+ / Security+) Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate (CBROPS) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Nate is a Cybersecurity Consultant at Echelon with over 14 years of experience in IT, including security, network, and system engineering. Most recently he was an Information Security Analyst primarily responsible for vulnerability management for a Financial Services organization. His passion is helping and empowering technical people in implementing better security practices.

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    Kelsey Cunningham
    Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) CompTIA Security+
  • Kelsey is a Risk Advisory Consultant with over 6 years of combined risk, governance, and consulting experience. Most recently, Kelsey was a Senior Security GRC Analyst at a large retailer where she performed risk assessments, created processes to identify new sources of technology risk, and updated cybersecurity policies and procedures. She is passionate about helping clients to integrate security and risk management into their daily processes.

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    Daniella Pairault
    Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Daniella Pairault is a Cybersecurity Associate with a B.S. in Computer Science and Software Engineering and a minor in Business administration, both leading to her passion for cybersecurity. She has a strong academic background in computer science and coding, and is now currently focused in cybersecurity governance, risk, and compliance. She is driven to keep learning and to continuously help clients improve their overall cybersecurity posture and better prepare them for cybersecurity risks.

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    Evan Isaac
    Cybersecurity Consultant
  • eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT) eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT)
  • Evan is a recent graduate from Roger Williams University, with a focus in web application and network penetration testing. Evan is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others and spends his free time volunteering to help students learn cybersecurity fundamentals. He also creates educational content on LinkedIn to teach people new techniques in penetration testing and help them stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends.

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    Kristofer Johnson
    Cybersecurity Consultant
  • eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPTv1) eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPTv2) eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT)
  • Kris is a recent graduate of Roger Williams University holding a B.S in Cyber Security and Networking, with a focus in Web Application and Network Penetration Testing. With his education and experience, Kris is well-equipped to tackle the challenges of the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape. During his free time, Kris presents how to get into cybersecurity to high school students. He also participates in Capture the Flag events to keep his penetration testing skills sharp.

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    Rodrigo Cano
    Marketing Associate
  • Rodrigo studied communication and digital media at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara. He has experience creating digital media content as well as video and audio post-production for various brands. At Echelon, he manages social media accounts and enjoys coming up with creative marketing solutions.

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    Claudia Carrillo
    Project Operations Associate
  • IBM Automation Practitioner IBM Agile Explorer IBM Finance and Accounting Essentials
  • Claudia is the Project Operations Associate at Echelon with over 5 years of experience in Finance. Throughout these years Claudia has worked in developing projections and evaluations of sales and expense performance for business units and geography for 9 countries in Latin America and controlling an average revenue of 26M per quarter.​ She has experience in doing analysis and reporting that helps different teams such as Operations, Accounting, and the CFO to understand the financial health of the business and to look for improvement solutions.

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    Daniela Villalobos
    Cybersecurity Associate
  • AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Daniela, a recent graduate of ITESO, earned her B.S. in cybersecurity and networking. Throughout university, she acquired pentesting experience by actively participating in CTFs and identifying vulnerabilities in web applications. As a Cybersecurity Associate, Daniela currently specializes in web security implementation and research. She is particularly passionate about building Zero Trust infrastructures. One of her main objectives is to inspire students to explore the vast world of cybersecurity and encourage them to pursue careers in the field.

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    Ernesto López Villarreal
    Cybersecurity Associate
  • Ernesto is a computer science student at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara with a minor in Artificial Intelligence. He has experience in software development and a strong interest in risk advisory and pen testing. During his internship, he will learn to help organizations and individuals secure their systems and protect their sensitive information from cyber threats.

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    Mitchel Sykes
    Cybersecurity Associate
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (AWS CCP)
  • Mitchel is studying Cybersecurity and Networking at Roger Williams University with a focus on Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis. He has experience doing cybersecurity research and development. During his internship, he will be focusing on learning more about defensive security and malware analysis.

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    Cybersecurity Associate
  • Renata Uribe is a senior B.S. student in Data Science and Mathematics Engineering with a Minor in Advanced Artificial General Intelligence. As a former Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, she has created events to promote women in STEM fields. She has experience working collaboratively and encouraging approaches to technologies, digital art, electronic literature, and creative writing. Renata also has completed projects in Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning, and has interest in cybersecurity, having performed pen testing and studied cryptographic algorithms, as well as developing a digital signature scheme project for electronic contract certification.

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    Brayden Park
    Cybersecurity Associate
  • CompTIA Security+ AZ-900: Azure Fundamentals
  • Brayden is a fourth-year university student pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity at Purdue University with over a year of experience in IT and Cybersecurity internships. Brayden is passionate about Defensive Security Engineering and Cloud Security. Brayden is also passionate about networking on LinkedIn. He has had over 200 meetings with a wide array of Cybersecurity Professionals. He enjoys mentoring Cybersecurity students and sharing the information he has learned from his journey.

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    Ben D'attilio
    Cybersecurity Intern
  • Ben is a fourth-year university student pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity & Global Policy at Indiana University - Bloomington. He is the lead lab developer for the Cyber Security Club at Indiana University, creating interactive labs for beginner and advanced students. Ben has a strong passion for network security and computer networking, specifically focusing on offensive security. During his internship, Ben aims to develop a robust understanding of offensive security and improve my skills in identifying and mitigating security threats, while exploring my own interests in this vastly expansive field.

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    J.R. Hurd
    Cybersecurity Intern
  • J.R. Hurd is presently in his senior year at Purdue University. He is pursuing a double major in Cybersecurity and Network Engineering Technology, with plans to graduate in May of 2024. J.R. has a passion for hiking, rock climbing, and engaging in board games with friends. Additionally, he is an active member of the Cyber Defense Competition Club and participates in the Purdue University Dance Marathon.

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    Connor Jacobs
    Cybersecurity Intern
  • Connor is presently a university student pursuing a double major in Finance and Business Analytics, as well as a minor in Cybersecurity at Duquesne University. He plans to graduate in May of 2024. Connor has a passion in defensive security and network security within the cyber field. Additionally, Connor has a passion for golfing, skiing, and fishing. During his internship, Connor aims to develop strong relationships with his peers, as well as develop his knowledge and skills in defensive security.

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    Niko Raketich
    Marketing Intern
  • Niko is studying business at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. He has experience running social media accounts for his universities’ athletic programs. He also has been a part of the marketing team for the athletic program as well. At Echelon, he manages social media accounts and enjoys coming up with creative marketing solutions.

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