As the Managing Partner of SRG Advisory Group LLC, John brings decades of experience, including managerial, entrepreneurial and economic-based thought to each client relationship. He is a skilled professional with experience in strategic planning, process improvement and technology management, as well as professional management and guidance. John is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the business and provides support and guidance to further the development of SRG's Advisors. His education includes a BSEE from NJIT and a Master's in Industrial Management, Operations Research & Management Science from the Wharton Graduate School of Business.
Chris Banta, CISSP, ITIL, ACSA, ACSE
Chris Banta is the Senior Partner of SRG Advisory Group LLC, with more than 20 years of Cyber Security Operations Management experience. Having had military experience, Chris brings a disciplined approach to his client relationships. Chris offers substantial knowledge in security technologies and network architecture, providing global perspective on privacy, security, data protection issues and trends. Chris specializes in Relationship Management, Team Development, Vulnerability Management, Risk Management, Compliance, Incident Response/Forensics and Disaster Recovery Procedures.
Directors of Advisory Services
Mark Hipp - Director Advisory Services Information Management
Mark oversees our Data / Information Management practice. Mark brings over 30 years experience in database architecture, database management, data handling, blockchain methodology, data security, mathematical modeling, strategic planning and new product development. He specializes in customer interaction applications that enable end users to get maximum benefit from the costly process of collecting, maintaining and analyzing data. Mark is also experienced in strategic marketing planning, tactical productivity projects, business planning and regulatory support.
Jay Burke, CISSP, CISM - Director Advisory Services, Governance Risk & Compliance
Jay oversees our Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) practice and brings over 20 years’ experience as a Consulting Leader. He has helped with the development and delivery of our Security Program Maturity Workshop. During his career, Jay has held various leadership positions where he was responsible for planning and implementing practical and achievable policies and practices for the protection of business information and systems ensuring compliance with regulatory or other requirements. Additionally, Jay was responsible for designing and executing programs for user awareness, incident response, compliance monitoring and security assurance testing and auditing.
Nestor Holynskyj - Director Advisory Services, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Nestor oversees our Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery practice. With more than 25 years of experience in the law firm information systems arena, Nestor provides our clients with a strong combination of field and technical experience. He is skilled in transforming information technology and risk management services with his expertise spanning into strategic planning, system selection, business process analysis, process mapping and process improvement, information storage and management strategies, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning and Project Management.
Frank Bradshaw, CISSP, CTT, CTT+ - vISO, East Region
Frank is our vISO responsible for the Eastern Region. Frank brings over 20 years experience in Information security leadership having served in both CISO and Executive Director roles. He provides clients with a commonsense approach to information security standards and frameworks including PCI, HIPPA, NIST CSF, and ISO/IEC 27001-27002. Along with a strong background implementing Governance, Risk and Compliance programs, Frank provides expertise in Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) procedures, Cloud Controls, Incident Response and Business Continuity – Disaster Recovery.
John Stambelos - vISO, Western Region
John is our vISO responsible for the Western Region. As a former IT Director with over 30 years experience for highly distinguished California-based law firms, John gained valuable experience providing technology leadership & top-notch IT services including cybersecurity program development, large office relocations, project management, risk management, IT policy development, budget development, business continuity services and remote trial support. He also supported key client relationships working directly with their representatives during frequent IT security Assessments and guided firm leaders through complex technology decisions.
Anthony Chester - Senior Advisor, International Operations
Anthony is a Senior Security Advisor - International Operations at SRG Advisory Group LLC who brings more than 25 years of international business and consulting experience in both private enterprise and public/non-profit entities in a variety of roles. His specialties include business administration and strategic analysis in budgeting and financial accounting, business process improvement, GDPR requirements, training delivery & development and dynamic strategic management.
Jenny N. - Senior Advisor, Social Engineering and Threat Intelligence
Jenny is a Senior Security Advisor - Social Engineering and brings more than 20 years of investigative / intelligence analysis experience specializing in financial related investigations, strategic analysis, security related training and project management. She is well versed in international crime contributing to her unique approach to comprehensive solution development.