Andrew R. Reese

Kansas City Metropolitan Area

Phone: 717-395-3063

Email: Andy.Reese@ReeseWeb.Com


Practice Head, Cyber Security

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Security and Compliance Subject Matter Expert: Extensive hands-on experience measuring, assessing, designing, implementing, improving, and managing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and cybersecurity programs. Well versed in aligning organizational controls with legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements, as well as, business goals and objectives. Consulting experience working with hundreds of organizations, of all sizes and across major vertical markets, using well-documented industry best practices and methodologies.

Demonstrates credibility (trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, integrity, and character) in the security industry every day..., coupled with well-aligned security practitioner natural talents.

PROMINENT CERTIFICATIONS (Acclaim Digital Badge Verification)

  1. CISSP #25685 (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2001 - 2023)

  2. CISM #0300317 ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (2003 - 2022)

  3. CRISC #1000038 ISACA Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (2010 - 2023)

  4. CGEIT #0800964 ISACA Certified in Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (2008 - 2024)

  5. CPP #17243 ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (2013 - 2023)

  6. ITILv3 #10060937 Certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation (2008, No Exp.)

  7. AZ-900 #H701-2485 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (2021, No Exp.)

  8. CLF-C01 #HCVNX49JKJ4EQCWN AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (2021-2024)

  9. Years of Leading Security Vendor Product Certifications and Hands-On Experience


Zones LLC

Practice Head, Cyber Security: March 2022 – Present

  1. As the practice leader, own the financial performance and success (P&L) of the practice company-wide. Responsible for all actions necessary to create, execute and monitor the strategy that drives Zones’ products and services growth in the Cyber Security Practice area by working collaboratively with all relevant functions within Zones, as well as with its partner community.

  2. Key Responsibilities:

  3. Creates and executes the strategy for industry leading profitable growth of the Practice with the following focus areas:

  1. Strategy:
    Performs environment scans that include reviewing and assessing overall market trends encompassing customers, technology, original equipment manufacturers, industry forums and events, competitor landscape, and analyst reports. Elicit inputs from the field, inside-sales, marketing, as well as partner and product management teams. Create and maintain a comprehensive go-to-market strategy based on these inputs, as well as apply personal perspective and experience, in collaboration with the key stakeholder groups. Present long term (3-year) plan and annual strategy to the Zones executive leadership team, and once approved, oversee its execution. Conduct performance reviews to ensure that the strategy and plans are delivering expected results.

  2. Product:
    Work with the product and partner management team, as well as original equipment manufacturers, to help create and execute a segment focused product strategy. Decide on which new partners, technologies, and product offerings to bet and focus on for each segment. Conduct detailed original equipment manufacturer product segment reviews to ensure that Zones execution and results are aligned to strategy and plan expectations. Ensure that Zones’ partner status with key original equipment manufacturer is achieved, retained, or improved upon, through the appropriate certifications, target goals and objectives.

  3. Services:
    Ensure that the solutions and services catalog of the practice is clearly articulated and propagated to the sales and pre-sales teams. Drive the creation and launch of new services and solutions (hardware and software products, and services), as well as ongoing refinement and upgrading of existing services in collaboration with the product and partner management services team, and monitor ongoing opportunity pipelines, their execution and successful completion. Ensure that delivery leadership teams are aligned with the services strategy and plan, and that they possess (or develop) the required competencies in house and/or through partner networks in order to successfully deliver services.

  4. Sales Enablement:
    Ensure that the sales enablement team is assisting the sales team in each channel-segment to effectively pursue and accomplish the goals set, through training, account and pursuit planning, pipeline reviews, and direct involvement in key pursuits.

  5. Sales/Pre-Sales:
    Ensure that the sales/pre-sales teams have the right competency mix, capacity, and tools to meet the targets set. Conduct pipeline reviews and ensure that the win ratio of deals is above industry standard.

  6. Marketing:
    Work with the marketing team to help define marketing materials, branding, promotions, and events for enabling the practice’s growth.

  7. Innovation and Thought Leadership:
    Build capabilities in the Zones Innovation Center to showcase relevant technologies for demos, proof-of-concepts, serve as a lab for our customers, as well as Zones. Leverage all relevant media communication methods and forums, such as: webinars, partner and industry conferences and events, publications, Zones customer conferences, and social media to demonstrate Zones’ thought leadership in the practice. Be the face of Zones to key original equipment manufacturers, analyst, and customers at events.

Chief Architect, Security (OCTO): March 2021 – March 2022

  1. Lead and execute security relevant solution environment portfolio from technical perspective to ensure alignment and support of overall go-to-market strategies:

  2. Partner with marketing organization to ensure enablement of software and cloud sales organization to support relevant solutions environment portfolio

  3. Enable Solution Architects with repeatable processes and portfolio for technical pre-sales activities (demos, workshops, etc.) and architecting solutions

  4. Assess customer pain points and market demand to help define compelling services and extend solution offerings

  5. Work with Cloud and Security Center of Excellence Director to measure and deliver on solution profitability expectations

  6. Identify strategic and tactical technical partnerships and key players necessary to achieve and sustain thought leadership within the solutions environment portfolio

  7. Understand competitors’ capabilities and be able to articulate those capabilities pertaining to tools, automation, services, pricing and solutions

  1. Achieve professional services margin objectives by ensuring the following:

  2. Identify, evaluate, manage, and execute on strategic customer opportunities

  3. Drive SOW’s for security relevant solutions environments with the software and cloud teams focusing on the Enterprise segment

  4. Ensure awareness and execution within technical organization of partner margin-enhancing programs

  5. Serve as initial escalation point for technology related issues relating to security relevant solution environment portfolio

  6. Partner with software and cloud sales team to proactively develop plans for professional services with strategic accounts

ReeseWeb LLC

IT Security Consultant: January 2021 – March 2021

  1. As an Independent Contractor, delivered professional services to our strategic business partners' clients.

Information Security Systems International (ISSI)

Management Consultant: February 2021 – March 2021

  1. As an independent consultant, assisted MSPs in transforming and building their capabilities using hyper-scale cloud services.

  2. Consulting and auditing services on behalf of Microsoft, AWS, Google, and Oracle for Cloud Managed Service Providers (MSP) to transform and build sustainable, profitable service organizations.

  3. Management Consultant providing advisory services on digital and business transformation, ICT/Business Strategy, Organizational Change, Go-To-Market Strategies, Business Process Improvement & Expansion into New Markets/Geographies.


Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): November 2019 – November 2020

  1. Reported to the Executive Chairman, and was responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies were adequately protected.

  2. Implemented and led BlueAlly’s Information Security Management System (ISMS).

  3. Implemented and aligned the ISMS with legal, regulatory, industry frameworks and standards, and contractual control requirements.

  4. Helped prepare the organization to meet control requirements for a SOC 2 Type II audit.

  5. Successfully completed a 12-month SOC 2 Type II audit with no findings or exceptions.

Urgently Roadside Assistance (BlueAlly Contract)

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO): November 2019 – October 2020

  1. Reported to the Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies were adequately protected.

CompuCom Systems, Inc.

Role: Security and Compliance Practice Leader: January 2005 – November 2019

Managing Principal: May 2016 – November 2019

Principal Consultant: January 2005 – May 2016

  1. Partner with the leadership team, sales and marketing, to envision and develop a go to market strategy for security and compliance service offerings

  2. Identify and evolve new security and compliance consulting opportunities; assist with scoping, proposal development, project management plans, pricing and costing models, and prospective customer presentations/discussions

  3. Extensive experience leading security and compliance design workshops, in partnership with internal and external client stakeholders and technical SMEs, a consensus builder

  4. Service delivery track record of being able to operate at all levels of an organization, such as: board of directors, executive leadership teams, operations management, internal audit, and tactical technical levels, as well as, experience working in multiple vertical markets

  5. Led multiple annual pre-registration and internal audits as the lead internal auditor

  6. Versed in Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) maturity modeling, architectures, and best practices, as well as, the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) Common Controls Hub and control harmonization

  7. Performed hundreds of security and compliance gap assessments for clients using various industry maturity models, frameworks and standards, such as: Carnegie, Gartner, and CobiT maturity models… SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, NIST CSF and SP 800-53, ISO-27001, PCI-DSS, CIS Top Controls and Configuration Benchmarks, and much more

  8. Recognized for writing clear and compelling deliverables that include specific, tailored, and actionable advice and recommendations (note: award winning published author since 2008)

  9. Guide and advise clients on redesigning their security and compliance policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, processes, procedures, and detailed work instructions, aligning them with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements, as well as, business goals and objectives

  10. Performed numerous business impact and risk assessments of internal and external clients

  11. Experienced and formally trained on business continuity and disaster recovery processes

  12. Led CompuCom’s security and compliance design and implementation for its first successful ISO-20000 registration, which included alignment with ITIL, ISO-27001, and many other international standards, laws, regulations, and contractual requirements

  13. Led numerous consulting engagements for assessing, designing, and implementing security and compliance technical controls, such as: firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IDS/IPS), data center security (DCS) and endpoint protection solutions (EPS), email and network security gateways, VPNs, advance threat protection (ATD/ATP), endpoint detection and response (EDR), security event and incident management (SEIM), data loss prevention (DLP) and data meta tagging, access controls, permissions, and authorizations, network and system vulnerability scanners, configuration checkers, and much more

DynTek, Inc.

National Director of Security Consulting: March 2003 – October 2004

  1. Directed, developed and defined security practice methodologies

  2. Directed strategic Virtual CxO and Trusted Advisor consulting services

  3. Developed and defined service reporting templates

  4. Defined security skill requirements and engagement quality assurance

  5. Directed, developed and maintained strategic security partnerships

  6. Led the most complex security consulting engagements

Reese Web Security, Inc.

Co-Owner, Vice President: January 2003 – December 2004

  1. Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Florida

  2. Performed detailed background checks

  3. Performed numerous investigations with a team of licensed investigators

AimNet Solutions Inc.

VP, CISO & Information Security Practice Leader: May 2000 – December 2002

  1. Started venture funded AimNet Solution in 2000

  2. Successfully completed acquisition of several high-tech companies

  3. Expanded managed security services to include network management

  4. Provided Virtual CxO services that guided and led commercial clients as their CISO, CSO, CRO, CTO, and CIO

  5. Led the most complex security consulting engagements

  6. In 2007, successfully sold the AimNet Solutions (and ANS, LLC) to Cognizant

Reese Web, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President: August 1995 – May 2000

  1. Provide managed security and professional services from SMB to large enterprise companies

  2. Over 800+ commercial customers blanketed the nation from coast to coast

  3. Secured Florida State Negotiated Price Schedule Agreement during his first year of business

  4. Provided security services to SLED, U.S. Military, and Federal Agencies

  5. Created the Virtual CxO service offering that guided and led commercial clients as their CISO, CSO, CRO, CTO, and CIO

  6. Led the most complex security consulting engagements

  7. Axent Technologies recognized Reese Web as their #1 Systems Integrator in the State of Florida and their Elite Security Partner

  8. In 2000, started new venture funded company AimNet Solutions and merged Reese Web

The Waldec Group

Director, Network and Advanced Network Services: December 1994 – August 1995

  1. Practice leader for professional service delivery teams and service offerings

  2. Profitably grew technical team from 15 to 26 professionals

  3. Identified and implemented strategic vendor relationships

  4. Achieved recognition as Tampa's leading systems integrator

  5. Led the most complex consulting engagements

Nielsen Media Research

LAN Coordinator: June 1993 – December 1994

  1. Managed and maintained systems and tech-teams for three groups (Network Management & Internet Services, EDI & Network, and UNIX Systems Administration & Support) for a 90,000+ global user environment

  2. Performed extensive requirements analysis, development, and implementation work around advanced technologies in Internet and system security, multi-protocol network management, multiple email vendor platforms solutions and operating systems (from desktop/laptop, vast list of state-of-the-arts server technology, multiple mainframe vendors)

McDonnell Douglas

Senior Engineer – Technology: October 1992 – June 1993

  1. Member of a research team in the Special Operations Command HQ-J2 test lab

  2. Maintained a Top Secret (SBI, w/SCI) Military Security Clearance

Halifax Corporation

European Regional Manager: January 1989 – October 1992

Account Manager: July 1987 – January 1989

Senior Field Service Representative: August 1986 – July 1987

Field Service Representative: June 1986 – August 1986

  1. Managed government contracts and multiple component level repair depots

  2. Managed international accounts and started a new international business division

  3. Managed systems and tech-team oversight at international cruise missile planning facilities

  4. Maintained a Top Secret (SBI, w/SCI) Military Security Clearance

Eaton Corporation

Associate Field Engineer: January 1985 – June 1986

  1. Served as a resident onsite engineer at the USAF Tactical Air Warfare Center (TAWC) - J2

  2. Maintained a Top Secret (SBI, w/SCI) Military Security Clearance

Enfield’s 3M Business Products

Customer Service Representative: April 1984 – January 1985

  1. Maintained 3M office products in the States of Florida and Georgia

  2. Completed numerous product certification courses in electronic mechanical technologies

  3. Products such as: 3M Copiers and Microfiche Viewers, and Lanier Word Processors

U.S. Navy

E-6 FTB1(SS): January 1978 – January 1984

  1. Led a seven man team in launch operations of a Nuclear Trident Ballistic Missile System

  2. Maintained a Top Secret (SBI, w/SCI) Military Security Clearance


InfraGard National Members Alliance

Chairman of the CISO Cross-Sector Council: February 2021 – Present

Board of Directors Member and Corporate Secretary: February 2019 – July 2021

Chairman of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee: September 2020 – July 2021

Vice Chairman of the InfraGard History Committee: February 2019 – July 2021

Vice Chairman of the CISO Cross-Sector Council: October 2020 – February 2021

North Central Regional Deputy Representative: June 2018 – February 2019

  1. InfraGard is a partnership between the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

  2. IMNA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Delaware Corporation, comprised of 77 separate 501(c)(3) InfraGard Member Alliances (IMAs) with a membership of more than 74,000 plus Subject Matter Experts, representing our Nation’s critical infrastructures.

  3. As Chairman, oversees that the CISO Cross-Sector Council provides an opportunity for InfraGard members who have an executive leadership positions in Information Security, in order to collaborate both at the chapter, region and national level. CISOs exist with expertise in every sector. There is a need to strengthen information Security in America and enhance the workforce ensuring we keep our competitive edge. We will succeed at this through our members’ strengths and collaborating with effective partners.

  4. As the National Secretary, was responsible for keeping the minutes of Board of Directors meetings; oversaw that all notices were duly given in accordance with the provisions of organizational Bylaws or as required by law; was the custodian of the corporate records and of the seal of the Corporation; and in general performed all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may have been assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors.

  5. As Chairman, oversaw the performance of Enterprise Risk Management Committee's Data Gathering, Reviews and Assessments, Reports, and Assists the Board of Directors with effective Planning and Leadership of InfraGard National Membership Alliance (INMA).

  6. As Vice Chairman, assisted the Chairman with the research of InfraGard History and review of corporate records.

InfraGard Kansas City Members Alliance

Board of Directors Member: January 2017 – February 2019

Webmaster InfraGard-KC.Org: January 2017 – September 2019

  1. InfraGard Kansas City Members Alliance (IMA) is a non-profit organization serving as a public-private partnership among U.S. businesses, individuals involved in the protection and resilience of U.S. critical infrastructures, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  2. IMA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Missouri Corporation, with a membership of more than 300 plus Subject Matter Experts, representing the Kansas City Area’s critical infrastructures.


American Institute for Computer Science (Birmingham, AL)

  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, February 1992
    GPA 4.0/4.0


  1. Access Management

  2. Asset Security

  3. Business Continuity

  4. Business Principles and Practices

  5. Communications Security

  6. Computer Security

  7. Disaster Recovery

  8. Enterprise IT Governance

  9. Identity Management

  10. Information Risk Compliance

  11. Information Security

  12. Information Security Management

  13. Information Technology

  14. IT Benefits Realization

  15. IT Control Maintenance

  16. IT Governance

  17. IT Governance Framework

  18. IT Governance Principles

  19. IT Resource Optimization

  20. IT Risk Assessment

  21. IT Risk Evaluation

  22. IT Risk Identification

  23. IT Risk Management

  24. IT Risk Monitoring

  25. IT Risk Optimization

  1. IT Systems Control Design

  2. IT Systems Control Implementation

  3. IT Systems Control Monitoring

  4. IT Security

  5. IT Security Incident Manager

  6. IT Security Program Manager

  7. Network Security

  8. Penetration Testing

  9. Personnel Security

  10. Physical Security

  11. Professional Services

  12. Project Management

  13. Risk Management

  14. Security

  15. Security Assessment

  16. Security Audits

  17. Security Engineering

  18. Security Management

  19. Security Operations

  20. Security Principles and Practices

  21. Security Testing

  22. Software Development Security

  23. Strategic IT Management

  24. Vulnerability Assessment


  1. ASIS International

  2. InfraGard

  3. ISACA: Information Systems Audit and Control Association

  4. (ISC)2: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

  5. OCEG: Open Ethics and Compliance Group

NOTE: InfraGard is a partnership between the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.


  1. Award Winning Published Author, REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups: The Untold Story

  2. DKI Martial Arts Grandmaster Instructor, 8th Degree Black Belt
    Okinawan Karate, Pressure Point Fighting, and Reality-Based Self-Defense Expert
    USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductions:
       2006 - Master of the Year
       2010 - Karate Grandmaster of the Year

  3. Music, Playing Guitar, and Love Singing Karaoke

  4. Languages: English and German