Bill founded RedZone Technologies in 2001 with the vision of deploying an elite team, rigorous assessments and dependable solutions to thrive in the “red zone”, managing the toughest 20% of IT Security projects, and unlike many, to consistently close the gap on the final 20% of project deliverables. He has recruited and trained the elite team of IT Security specialists and has developed the CIO Scoreboard and Security Assessment Methodology to work in concert with them. The success of this vision has meant consistently delivering on promises made, and earning customers’ lifelong loyalty. As a result, Bill has guided the company to a leadership position in Enterprise Cybersecurity and IT Managed Services.
Responsible for the vision and direction of the company, he has kept a singular focus on “Delivering on Promises” and earning “Customers for Life.” Leveraging the Innovation Group that he championed, RedZone is continually testing and experimenting with technologies that can be used to solve the toughest IT Security challenges; those that survive are recommended to customers. In this quickly evolving environment, his leadership has made RedZone Technologies an avenue for innovation solutions, while remaining a dependable and reliable partner, in the face of rapidly changing technologies and threats.
A prolific thinker and communicator, Bill hosts a popular podcast show and hosts the long-running CIO Innovation Forum Community, which helps Information Technology executives to share expertise with peers, to build professional relationships, to learn about new developments and to expand leadership skills.
Bill graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1991, and soon found a talent for understanding and improving information technology systems. He did his apprenticeship with several established IT firms before stretching out to found his own businesses.
Joe Mirachi is President and CEO of Launch Credit Union in Merritt Island, Florida. A credit union executive for over 20 years, he excels at building high performing teams that develop and deploy results-driven strategic plans.
Joe’s academic background includes a degree in economics, a graduate certificate in banking and an MBA. For a number of years, he was also an adjunct professor facilitating classes in economics, marketing, finance, and strategic planning.
An expert on the interaction of strategic planning and risk management, Joe regularly speaks at credit union conferences. An advocate for pro-active risk management, he sees the power in pooling resources by outsourcing information security and compliance to RedZone Protects. Bottomline, this collaboration creates both the economies-of-scale and the economies-of-scope required to better protect credit union members in today’s disruptive environment.
Mark Brewer is a Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Launch Credit Union in Merritt Island, Florida. In this role, Mark leads the Information Technology and Project Management teams. He also is the Chief Executive Officer of Launch CUSO Holdings, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Launch Credit Union.
Brewer received the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation in 2018. Mark’s professional career has been devoted to the financial service industry since 1985. He began his journey with credit unions in 1998 and has served three credit unions in an executive capacity.
Mark is no stranger to NCUA, FFIEC and State regulatory agencies having overseen Information Technology Security compliance for more than 20 years.
Prior to relocating to Florida, Mark held an elected office for several years and guided his hometown by offering new services while maintaining or reducing their tax burden.
Brewer joined the Board of RedZone Protects, LLC in 2021 and is passionate about sharing his insights and helping credit unions secure their members data which they are entrusted with.
James Crifasi is one of the founders of RedZone Protects CUSO, RedZone Compliance Services, and RedZone Holdings. With over 20 years’ experience as a technology-centric executive, James has excelled at building high-performing teams to overhaul business and technology operations and create cost-effective secure environments for clients. He has proven leadership running infrastructure, security, enterprise applications, and eBusiness teams. Serving as CTO and COO for RedZone Technologies, James is responsible for all aspects of technology, client delivery, sales, legal, and operations. His background includes degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Computer Science, and a master’s in interdisciplinary management. James is pursuing a masters of law. Under James’ leadership, RedZone Technologies has successfully developed into a world-class information technologies service organization. James is also a member of Infragard which is a key link for FBI and private sector collaboration which is a critical part of the vision of RedZone’s information security strategy. He ensures that RedZone delivers on its promises and that first-time customers become customers for life.