CBI Leadership
Steve Barone
Steve Barone
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.
Kurt Gollinger
Kurt Gollinger
COO

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.

Greg Guracech
Greg Guracech
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.
David Glenn
David Glenn
CBDO
David 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
John Beeskow
CSO
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.
Chris Burrows
Chris Burrows
SVP | Security Solutions

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.

J. Wolfgang Goerlich
J. Wolfgang Goerlich
SVP | Strategic Security 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.
Shaun Bertrand
Shaun Bertrand
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. 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.

David Mamikonyan
David Mamikonyan
VP | Integration Services
David Mamikonyan leads our highly skilled engineering practice and is responsible for our complete integration team. Joining CBI in August 2013, David brings advanced technical expertise in cyber security analysis, design, and implementation. He works with global senior leadership teams to assess and recommend security technologies, architectures, network and IT controls. He is an avid dog lover living in PA with his family.

David holds countless technology certifications with Symantec, Bluecoat, Palo Alto, IBM, etc. as well as various industry certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) and many more.

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