EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

WHAT MAKES BETHANY AWESOME

"Bethany’s commitment to our clients is second to none. She truly immerses herself in the engagements she leads, and clients ask for her specifically on a regular basis."

Shane O'Donnell
Chief Audit Executive

DID YOU KNOW?

Bethany has three children, enjoys spending time outdoors and loves to bake.

Bethany Deeds

Data Protection and Audit Director

Bethany is The Mako Group’s Data Protection and Audit Director working in our Fort Wayne office.  Her background in auditing and consulting on risk and controls spans over ten years.  Prior to joining The Mako Group, she worked with a Fortune 500 publicly traded company in SOX compliance and a large privately held company in risk management and control efficiency.

Initiatives/Mastery

Cloud Migration Advisory and Assurance

Data Privacy Advisory and Assurance

HITRUST Adoption and Validated Assessments

Internal Audits (including IT, Operations and Compliance)

Internal Control Creation and Refinement

Internal Control Testing (including SOX, ITGC and MAR)

SOC Preparedness and Report Issuance

Third-Party Risk Management Evaluations

Professional Certifications

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP)

Certified HITRUST Quality Professional (CHQP)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Education & Community Involvement

Bethany received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana University. She is a past president of the Fort Wayne Institute of Internal Auditors where she also served as programming officer and president-elect.

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Slav Bondarenko

Senior Information Technology Auditor

WHAT MAKES SLAV AWESOME

"Since his first day with The Mako Group, Slav has brought a willingness to try, a willingness to learn and a positive attitude. His attitude and work ethic are key to his successes with the various projects he's been trusted with." 

Bethany Deeds
Data Protection and Audit Director

 

Slav Bondarenko is a Senior Information Technology Auditor working in our Indianapolis office. His IT risk and controls consulting and auditing experience spans ten years. Prior to joining The Mako Group in 2021, he worked in financial services for a fortune 500 company. 

Initiatives/Mastery

HITRUST Adoption and Validated Assessments 

Internal Audits (including IT, Operations and Compliance)

Internal Control Testing (including SOX, ITGC and MAR)

SOC Preparedness and Report Issuance

Professional Certification

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Education and Community Involvement

Slav received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is an active member of ISACA. 

Personal Interests
Slav has a daughter in kindergarten, loves to watch and play soccer, tries to stay in shape by running during lunch hours, loves cooking and using his meat smoker, and loves to take beach vacations during the wintertime.

 

 

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Jon Schillinger

Security Services Team Lead

WHAT MAKES JON AWESOME

"Jon is very personable and brings a friendly touch to every engagement he works on. Working with Jon is like working with an old friend you have not seen in a long time, but it feels like no time has passed. He gets along with everyone."

Brandyn Fisher

Director of Security Services

Jon Schillinger is a Security Services Team Lead working in our Indianapolis office. He is experienced in penetration testing, social engineering, risk assessments and IT audits. In his time at The Mako Group, Jonathan has conducted testing in multiple domains to expose and remediate vulnerabilities in employee training, applications and enterprise network infrastructure. 

Initiatives/Mastery

Application Assessments

Network Penetration Testing

OWASP Assessments

Risk and Maturity Assessments

SCADA Network Testing

SCADA Risk Assessments

Threat Modeling

Wireless Penetration Testing

Professional Certifications

eLearn Security PTSv4 (eJPT)

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Network+

Education 

Jon received his Bachelor of Science in informatics, and a cognate in small business management and entrepreneurship, from Indiana University. He obtained cybersecurity certification from Eleven Fifty Academy.

Personal Interests

Jon is a motorsport enthusiast. If he is not at a track watching any sort of motorsport, you can find him at the local kart track or competing in karting events across the United States. Outside of racing, he enjoys time outside vacationing anywhere from the mountain tops for ski trips to the beaches on Island time.

 

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Joe Gates

Senior Security and Controls Advisor

WHAT MAKES JOE AWESOME

"Joe is always up for a new challenge and is able to switch gears extremely quick.   He is a client favorite and is always requested back."

Matt Kipp
Director of IT Risk

Joe Gates is a Senior Security and Controls Advisor working in our Indianapolis office. He brings 13 years of experience in project management and system and software integration and configuration. Prior to joining The Mako Group in 2015, Joe assisted Fortune 1000 companies around the country with tax technology. Joe’s experience spans a wide spectrum of industries, including financial, higher education, retail, food & beverage, government and manufacturing.

Initiatives/Mastery

Control Framework Alignment (including ISO, NIST, PCI and CCM)

Critical Data and Process Mapping

Internal Control Testing (including SOX, ITGC and MAR)

Process Improvement Identification (including IAM, BCP and ERM)

Regulatory Compliance Assessments (including FISMA and MARS-E)

Risk and Maturity Assessments (including GDPR, HIPAA and CIS) 

Security Program Development (including IR, GRC and Waivers) 

Third-Party Risk Management Evaluations

Professional Certifications

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Education

Joe received his Bachelor of Science in marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley

School of Business.

 

White Papers

Incident Response – Being Prepared for the Worst-Case Scenario

 

Presentations

Cybersecurity Footprint Analysis

Effective Approaches to Addressing Cybersecurity Topics

Panelist for Various Cybersecurity Discussions and Roundtables

Personal Interests

Joe enjoys playing golf, taking in live music and traveling with his wife and two children.

 

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