MEET IT AUDIT LABS
Eric Brown, CISSP
As the founder and Managing Partner of IT Audit Labs, Eric is a thought leader that helps organizations meet today’s cyber security issues, compliance and auditing needs.
At IT Audit Labs, he is responsible for IT Security business development and risk management. He has overseen security implementations across a variety of verticals including healthcare, gaming, hospitality, legal, accounting, financial, and law enforcement. Eric has authored several white papers related to IT Infrastructure as a member of the green grid and brings over 20 years of varied experience in Information Technology.
Prior to founding IT Audit Labs, Eric built and managed the security practice for several local companies, he has also held leadership roles with Thomson Reuters, Thomson Financial, and several startup organizations. Key areas of accomplishment include building large-scale strategic programs related to IT infrastructure, IT Strategic planning, and risk mitigation.
Bill Harris, CISSP
With 25 years of experience in data center technology, Bill specializes in cybersecurity strategy with expertise in security policies, open-source intelligence, disaster recovery, risk management, and regulatory compliance.
Bill has spent most of his time with Fortune 500 corporations and brings those best practices to companies and agencies of all sizes. A CISSP with an executive focus, Bill transforms technology services into secure business functions.
Nick’s love for information security started before joining the Marine Corps. He specialized in tactical communication and carried crypto communication keys during his deployments to the Middle East.
After spending time with the DOD, Nick entered school for Cybersecurity Policies and Management. With many years of compliance experience, he has focused much of his time on CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification).
Nick has also been involved with many social engineering engagements and would say this is his passion lies in the security space. The ability to strengthen a company to protect its crown jewels is critical.
Nick Mellem, CMMC-AB
Project Management Practice Lead
Mandi brings more than fifteen years of Project Management experience to IT Audit Labs. She has exercised PMBOK principals in several industries including: Information Technology, Cyber Security, Marketing, Executive Security Protection, Personal Care, Finance and Manufacturing.
While being adept at leading and managing cross-functional teams for successful execution of projects, she utilizes strength in communicating with all levels of management and business stakeholders. She is passionate about cultivating relationships and facilitating successful project execution.
Mandi has worked in both the private and public sector leading and managing IT projects, blending Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies. Project Management responsibilities have included planning for a diversified staff comprised of internal engineers and external consultants, evaluation of county business unit project requirements against scope, project plan, risk assessment, budget and timeline. Mandi guides projects across multiple platforms and technologies in alignment with IT Audit Labs core values and principles.
Kelly Venzke, PMP, KMP
Program Management Practice Lead
Kelly is a business focused Program/Project Manager, Agile Coach and Change Agent with over 20 years of experience in industries including Information Technology, Legal, Finance, Insurance and Cyber Security.
Kelly has a track record of bringing stability and effective process to both troubled and mature environments. Adept at managing complex high-risk situations, process development and problem solving across enterprise environments. Effective program and resource manager with global and multi-cultural management experience on large multi-year projects including Platform Migrations, Data Center Power Savings, New Product Development and Third-Party Tools.