Get a personal glimpse into the careers and mindsets of TorchLight's leading cybersecurity experts who are solving complex challenges and navigating the ever evolving cybersecurity field.
Ed, a seasoned results-oriented sales professional, brings strategic perspective and a consultative based selling method to develop mutually beneficial business outcomes. With over 30 years of experience developing profitable business relationships, he has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and creative problem solver. Ed was recruited in May 2021 to join TorchLight to leverage his 30+ years of IT experience and build both a nationwide direct and indirect sales channel purposed to expand revenue streams. Since graduating from Tennessee Wesleyan University with a Business Education degree where he was a part of the baseball team as a pitcher who threw a no-hitter, Ed enjoys a competitive round of golf and relaxing outdoors hiking and kayaking with his wife Denise in the Lowcountry of Saint Helena, SC.
Jim Kreutel is a proven leader with over 25 years of experience in the technology and cybersecurity industry providing effective change and sustained results in product development, compliance, marketing and management. Jim oversees the marketing and product management of TorchLight’s products and services. Prior to joining TorchLight, Jim served in leadership roles with several Fortune 500 companies including: Verizon/MCI, Savvis, Teleglobe and KPMG. Jim’s product launch success spans from the telecom boom of MCI’s Friends & Family and 1-800-collect to broadband services such as Frame Relay and ATM to today’s cybersecurity services including Vulnerability Scan Service, MDR and Ransomware Defense Architecture.
Jim is an active CISSP and holds a M.A. in Telecommunications from George Mason University and a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.
Gary has over two decades of professional experience as an engineer, architect, researcher, and consultant. His vast experience has been key within projects for academic, medical, fortune 500, financial, legal, manufacturing, government, and information technology industries around the world. Key project examples include his successful leadership and participation within a team of white-hat hackers in assessing worldwide offices over three months and five countries along with his architecture and implementation of a secure cloud enclave for security work including as SIEM and VPN. His extensive foundation in information technology and security has been used to spearhead hundreds of projects in which he works to align his foundations with best practices and ensure maximum security with minimal business disruption.
Harry Regan, CISSP, CISM, PSP has over 35 years of experience in technology, security, and privacy and has participated with a dozen new technology companies. Harry’s career began with a role in Operations Analysis and Industrial Engineering working with telecom traffic routing, chemical process control, rail operations, and analyses of oil and gas operations. That experience fostered an interest in mathematical modeling and simulation studies and provided an opportunity to perform aircraft and missile logistic analyses, and war game simulation for the Department of Defense. Working with several employers in this environment led Harry to an introduction to both physical and cyber security.
Harry worked for a variety of engineering and consulting firms fine-tuning his perspectives on both the discipline of security as well as embracing emerging technologies for mission-critical applications. In the mid-1990s, Harry joined NASDAQ as Director of Information Security Technology which became the basis of his view and model of an operations-centric approach to integrating technological, business, and human factors into security and privacy. In 2002, Harry founded Sunstorm Security and developed an approach embedding the ideas of physical security and social engineering aspects into conventional cyber security assessments to better mimic the approaches taken by malicious attackers. After 9/11, Harry increasingly focused on the security issues surrounding critical infrastructure – specifically energy companies, financial services, healthcare, and higher education.
Harry currently serves as a Client Advisor in the Advisory Services practice of TorchLight. Harry received a BA in Economics from Catholic University and an MS in Information Technology and Operations Research from American University and has been a prolific speaker on a number of security topics.