Our team is a group of highly talented and certified cybersecurity and compliance experts that are ready to serve you.
Highlight over each of them to understand a little more about each of them.
Brad is responsible for defining vision, culture, business execution and development for Vala Secure. Brad built this business on the premise that information security is foundational to every organization’s well being and helps to demystify and guide our clients through the rough cybersecurity waters. He brings 20 years of experience on security and compliance across multiple industries. He graduated from The University of North Texas with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Computer Science. Brad is married with three daughters and loves soccer, golf and travel experiences.
Heath has been with Vala Secure since 2006 helping clients with cybersecurity, IT audits, vendor management, business continuity planning, end user training and risk assessments. Heath graduated Cum Laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Finance. He serves on the Vala Secure leadership team to strategically deliver solutions and services to clients. Heath is well-versed in and passionate about identifying exactly what clients need and creating secure environments -- not just compliant ones. Certifications held: CISSP, CISA, C|CISO, CRVPM
Laura serves as a Virtual Compliance Officer (VCO) for our clients, supervises and performs regulatory compliance audits for many of our clients and serves as exam liaison. Laura has 20+ years in bank compliance including compliance management, regulatory compliance auditing, training, board reporting and working with regulatory examiners. She is considered a subject matter expert in all areas of regulatory compliance and shares her knowledge at conferences and webinars. Laura graduated from East Texas State University (now Texas A & M Commerce) with a BA in Political Science. Laura received her CRCM certification in 1997, her CRP (charter member) certification in 2003, and her CAMS certification in 2015. Certifications held: CRCM, CRP, CAMS
Dan is responsible for managing all Operations for Vala Secure including scheduling, reporting, logistics, limited accounting and HR. He has a degree in Bank Management and numerous AIB and BAI certifications along with over 25 years of commercial banking experience. He also serves on the Vala Secure leadership team helping develop strategies to deliver outstanding results to clients and prospects.
Gerardo is a former banker in the IT field. His responsibilities include conducting Technology Audits and Security Tests for our clients. He's been a great addition to this growing team! Gerardo holds numerous certifications in IT Security and Network administration.