Stephen Baird Chief Executive Officer & Partner
Stephen has over 20 years of industry and law enforcement expertise in complex technology and risk mitigation leadership. He has delivered integrated functions to organizations encompassing the broad discipline of governance, risk and compliance, with deep expertise in information technology, information security, e-discovery, cyber investigations, computer forensics, business continuity, disaster recovery, incident response, IT audit, records management, and privacy.
Most recently, Stephen was the Director of Information Risk Management accountable for information risk management and technology support to the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP) serving the White House, Executive Residence, Office of the Vice President and other EOP entities. Previously, Stephen held the position of Vice President and Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer to United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the largest equipment rental company in the world. Prior to his involvement in the commercial market, Stephen gained extensive experience in local, state and federal law enforcement, most recently as a Supervisory Special Agent and Division Chief of Computer Crimes for the Department of Defense.
Stephen received his M.S. in Information Architecture from Capital College and his B.S. in Economics and Finance from the University of Hartford. Stephen has numerous industry certifications and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Haven in New Haven, CT in the areas of computer crimes and modern legal issues.
Michelle Bixler Controller
Michelle has over 20 years in accounting and financial management experience that includes over 16 years with Ernst & Young. Her global assignments at Ernst & Young have taken her to the UK, India and Russia. Michelle has worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients such as Coca-Cola, IBM, and Dollar General. Michelle’s expertise in financial reporting and presentation skills assists business owners with understanding current and future business trends. Michelle’s consummate attention to detail and extensive experience around variance analysis has led to quickly identifying issues and proactively seeking solutions. She enjoys implementing business process improvement in order to ensure data integrity and efficiency. Michelle has a BS in Business Management from Western Kentucky University.