EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

DID YOU KNOW?

Brandyn’s bucket list includes making it onto American Ninja Warrior.

WHAT MAKES BRANDYN AWESOME?

Brandyn is one of the most trustworthy, honest and generally "good" people I have ever met. Millennials get a lot of bad press these days, but Brandyn is one of the exceptions who proves all of the stereotypes wrong.

– Shane O’Donnell, Chief Audit Executive, The Mako Group

Brandyn Fisher

Information System Security Manager

Brandyn Fisher is an Information System Security Manager where he manages The Mako Group’s penetration testing and security team. Throughout his career Brandyn has obtained a diverse background in multiple industry vertical domains and has gained experience managing enterprise projects for large financial institutions, hospitals, municipalities, manufacturing entities as well as other large public and private entities to bolster their overall security posture.

 

Short of certifications Brandyn is not. He has worked to earn the following certifications in a record amount of time, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), PenTest+, Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Project+, CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP), Tenable Nessus Certified User (TNCU) and Tenable Nessus Certified Auditor (TNCA).

 

Brandyn received his formal education from the Indiana Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Investigation, and Western Governor’s University (WGU) where he obtained his Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Brandyn is an active member in Indiana InfraGard, a CyberPatriot Mentor, and volunteers with the Security Advisor Alliance Cybersecurity Converge Tour.

 

Brandyn works out of the company’s Fort Wayne, Indiana office.

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Matt Kipp

Director of Risk

For the past four years Matt Kipp has been dedicated to The Mako Group, tapping into his extensive experience in SAP administration and security as well as IT and internal audit. He currently holds the position of Director of Risk and serves on the company’s leadership committee. As Director of Risk Matt has taken part in a wide range of initiatives including Risk Assessments, SOX Control Testing, Critical Data Mapping, GDPR assessments and Cloud Audits.

 

Before joining The Mako Group, Matt served as SAP Security Manager for a Fortune 500 Company. Matt has worked closely with large manufacturers, financial institutions, and other large public and private entities throughout his career.

 

Matt received his formal education from Central Michigan University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems. Matt went on to obtain his MBA in Management Information Systems with an emphasis in SAP as well as a Graduate Certificate in SAP from Central Michigan University. Matt is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS-LI – ISO27001), and also has his mySAP ERP Integrated Business Processes Certification (TERP10). Matt is a member of the Detroit ISACA Chapter.

 

Matt works out of the company’s Detroit office.

Bethany Deeds

Senior Information Technology Auditor

Bethany Deeds is one of our Senior Information Technology Auditors where she brings a solid background in auditing and consulting on risk and controls. In her years of audit experience, she has worked with a Fortune 500 publicly traded company in SOX compliance and a large privately held company in risk management and control efficiency. Over the past two years with The Mako Group she has successfully taken part in the following initiatives:

 

  • SOX IT Controls Testing

  • SOC 2 Type 2 Controls Testing and Reporting

  • Vendor Management Program Assessments

  • Control Creation and Refinement Consulting

  • Cloud Migration Testing and Consulting

Bethany received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University and currently holds an active CPA license, along with certifications in Information Systems Auditing (CISA), Internal Auditing (CIA) and Fraud Examination (CFE). Bethany is currently serving as the First Vice President for the Fort Wayne Institute of Internal Auditors. In addition to volunteering her time with the Institute of Internal Auditors, Bethany enjoys spending time with her kids while supporting them in their various activities and attending crafting events.

 

Bethany works out of our Fort Wayne, Indiana office.

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