EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

DID YOU KNOW?

Meredith was a member of an honors ensemble called the President’s String Quartet at her alma mater. She still plays viola in her church’s full symphony orchestra once a month for fun.

WHAT MAKES MEREDITH AWESOME?

Meredith holds nothing back, whether she’s helping clients or teammates. She is always willing to use her vast knowledge to provide only the best and most useful advice and support. – Bethany Deeds, Senior Information Technology Auditor

Meredith Yonker

Audit and Risk Manager

Meredith Yonker has been a part of The Mako Group for over five years. She currently holds the position of Audit and Risk Manager. Her resume includes over 15 years of information security, IT compliance, controls monitoring, and operational auditing experience.

 

Throughout her career, Meredith has performed a wide variety of internal audits across a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, government, healthcare, and financial services. Her experience is extremely well-rounded, having taken part in SOX Controls Testing, FFIEC, GLBA and PCI DSS Compliance, Control Framework Mapping, including NIST SP 800-53, CSA CCM and COBIT, Archer GRC Implementation and Integration, Enterprise Risk Assessment, Information Security Program Development, and Internal Audit initiatives.

 

Meredith obtained her formal education from Truman State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She holds an array of certifications, which include Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). Meredith is also an active member of the Indianapolis Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), where she previously served as President. Meredith is also a member of ISACA.

 

Meredith is married with two toddlers: a son in preschool and a black lab mix. Besides performing music, she likes to watch scary movies and crime documentaries, enjoys scuba diving adventures with her husband, and can’t wait to share her love of snow skiing with her son.

 

Meredith works out of our Indianapolis office

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Charlie Harris

Cyber Risk Advisor

Charlie Harris holds the position of Cyber Risk Advisor for The Mako Group. In this role he is responsible for developing client relationships within the Michigan market. His background in effectively helping navigate business risks and opportunities from strategic, reputation, and financial risks to operations, cyber, and regulatory risks is a major asset as he is able to assist our clients with the multiple cybersecurity challenges they face in today’s business environment.

 

Charlie’s most recent experience comes from his time at Entrega Systems Group, Inc., where he served as Client Services Manager. While there he maintained industry knowledge of trends in the IT space, oversaw team performance, created proposals and worked heavily with web application design and development in order to continuously develop and nurture strong customer focused relationships for the company’s existing and future clients.

 

Following his 11 year service in the United States Air Force where he served as an Aerospace Propulsion Mechanic, Charlie received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

 

Charlie has one son in Kindergarten, loves to play golf, is interested in WWII History, Aircrafts and Ships, and has a passion for music which includes playing the drums.

 

Charlie works out of our Detroit office.

Riann Stroud

Senior Cybersecurity Manager

Riann Stroud is one of The Mako Group’s Senior Cybersecurity Managers. She has over 19 years of experience in cybersecurity, working in the healthcare, Department of Defense, education, and financial sectors. Throughout her career she has taken part in a wide range of initiatives including enterprise risk assessments, disaster recovery, information security program development, incident response, vulnerability scanning, logging and monitoring, risk and compliance, and project management/POA&M to name a few.

 

Her extensive list of professional certifications are sure to impress. They include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Security+ and A+ certifications.

 

Riann received her formal education from Westwood College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Security. Riann recently served on the ISACA Indianapolis Chapter board and is a member of InfraGard, ISSA, EC-Council, Cloud Security Alliance, ISACA and ISC(2). She is also responsible for The Mako Group’s Executive Women’s Tech Talk, an event created to support Indianapolis-area women leaders in the technology and security industries.

 

Riann works out of our Indianapolis office.

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