Kurt Gollinger is the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the corporate Executive Committee, at CBI. Joining CBI in April 2018, he brings more than 20 years of business, technology, and executive leadership experience.
Kurt is responsible for the management of CBI operations including sales and marketing, information technology, cyber security, finance, human resources and service delivery.
Prior to CBI, Kurt was Chief Technology Officer North America at Fiat Chrysler, serving as the bridge between the technologists and business functions, building and managing the necessary infrastructure to enable corporate objectives. In his role as CTO, Kurt was responsible for the development and management of technology projects, cloud technologies, data centers, networks and overall operations. Managing a team of several hundred personnel he led several successful change programs, while promoting a digital transformation strategy.
Before joining FCA, Kurt spent 12 years at Harman. He was responsible for global information technology infrastructure and operations in more than 20 countries with a diverse team of technology, operations and business professionals. Kurt also successfully completed an expat assignment in Germany, leading an ambitious transformation initiative. During his tenure at Harman, the company grew more than 300% and successfully completed 18 acquisitions, eventually leading to an acquisition by Samsung.
Kurt lives in Oxford, Michigan with his wife of 20 years, Kay, and their two children. He is an avid outdoorsman, auto enthusiast and music lover who enjoys spending time with his family attending sporting events and concerts.
Chris Burrows has joined CBI with 27+ years of experience in risk management, InfoSec, and IT operational roles. Chris will provide Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) level advisory services to help clients discover and remediate security gaps within their organizations and assist in developing, improving, and managing their compliance standards or business continuity plans.
Chris was the driving force in launching CySAFE in 2014, which combines 400+ controls from 20 Critical Controls, ISO 27001, and NIST into a singular tool. His latest initiative was to build a “CISO as a Service” program in Michigan to help smaller organizations that cannot afford a full-time CISO identify gaps and build a Cyber Security and Data Protection program.
He has served on many IT Security volunteer organization boards, such as the Michigan InfraGard Chapter, Michigan Cyber Civilians (MiC3) Sector Chief, along with the Cyber Patriots Advisor and Walsh College’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board.
Shaun taught security at various universities, including the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. He’s also held seats on graduate advisory boards for similar universities. Founder and President of the Grand Traverse ISSA chapter and a member of the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corp (MiC3). Shaun is a frequent speaker at security conferences and a Hacker Hall of Fame member for Constant Contact, Evernote, and Symantec.