Driven by unbridled curiosity, Gary embraces new ideas and enjoys figuring out the “whys” of technology advancement. An innovator, highly skilled at leading and executing complex, multi-disciplinary projects, he brings more than 20 years of experience in managing and supporting diverse information systems, corporate IT strategies, information security governance, cybersecurity risk management, and enterprise cloud migrations.

Prior to joining Hartman, Gary held IT leadership roles at organizations in the highly regulated healthcare and financial services industries, as well as roles with nonprofits and federal contractors. As President and CTO of Vertical Data Engineering Systems (VDES), he led the company to over $500K in gross revenue, realizing the importance of continuously cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in his career. Additionally, Gary’s passion for cybersecurity propelled his role as an information security governance thought leader invited to speak to over 1,000 attendees during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. He is incredibly proud to have published research exploring the strategic management principles to improve information security governance in small and mid-sized businesses.

When he’s not in the office, you might find Gary on the golf course, coaching youth soccer, refereeing adult and youth soccer, and exploring restaurants, breweries, and wineries. However, what he enjoys most is spending time with his family and volunteering in his community.



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