CEO & President
Steve Barone is the visionary behind CBI, a cyber security solutions company he started in 1991. CBI has become one of the largest and most trusted IT advisory services and network security firms in the nation. Steve has served on global and regional advisory boards for technology companies, including the fourth largest software company in the world, Symantec. As a lifelong Detroit-area native, Steve shows his pride by supporting the Spartans, Lions and Tigers, as well as volunteering with the Detroit Area Rescue Team (DART) – a nonprofit he founded to fill local charity gaps. When time allows, Steve enjoys backpacking or bungee jumping somewhere new in the world.
COO / CFO
Greg Guracech works closely with clients to provide strategic plans around Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance. Greg has more than 27 years of business experience, seven of which have been spent with CBI. Prior to joining CBI, Greg served as Senior Manager and Practice Lead in the Detroit market for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He also worked as CFO at a Tier 1 Japanese auto supplier.
Dave Glenn is responsible for CBI’s alliance partnerships, annuity services/cloud services brokerage, and training departments. David plays a critical role in driving solution design and technology innovation, while increasing the value of professional services engagements and solutions for CBI, their customers, and partners. He is a current member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals and the ISSA North Oakland Chapter. David has more than 19 years of business and IT experience, seven of which have been spent with CBI.
John Beeskow heads CBI’s security strategy, CBI Labs and advisory services teams. These diverse groups bring together current trends in information security, practical lab and hands-on learning environments and the development of strategic security services. This closed loop organization is constantly working with our clients to solve their business problems and manage risk. John joined CBI in 2014, bringing over 18 years of industry experience and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Prior to joining CBI, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Flagstar Bank. John is a featured industry speaker, with recent engagements including Symantec Vision, Secure360, and CampIT.
VP | Threat Management
Shaun Bertrand has more than 15 years of experience in the information security field with a core focus of providing penetration testing and vulnerability assessment services to enterprise organizations. CISSP certified since 2004 and proficient in technical services including social engineering, exploit development, critical systems protection, endpoint security, incident response, and many others. 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. Shaun is a frequent speaker at security conferences and a Hacker Hall of Fame member for Constant Contact, Evernote, and Symantec.
J. Wolfgang Goerlich
VP | Strategic Programs
J. Wolfgang Goerlich supports clients by advising, identifying, and assisting in managing information security risk. He also leads the CBI Academy teams, mentoring them into the IT Security stars of today, instead of tomorrow. Wolf is an active part of the security community. He co-founded OWASP Detroit and organizes the annual Converge and BSides Detroit conferences; and regularly presents at regional and national conferences on topics ranging from risk management, incident response, business continuity, secure development life cycles, and more. Wolf holds a CISSP, CISA, PMP, and other industry certifications.
Mike Pearson, CISSP, C|HE
VP | Managed Services
Mike Pearson has more than 25 years of industry experience and provides oversight and leadership on client engagements, helping those organizations assess their IT risk and then build a roadmap to minimize and mitigate those risks. Mike was the co-founder and chief technology officer of SecureWorks. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH).