Our Team

When choosing which cyber security company will protect your business, it is critical to vet the leadership. Get to know our experts and what sets them apart from the competition.

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SpearTip’s leadership team is comprised of highly skilled professionals from the IT, counterintelligence, audit, marketing and electrical system control fields.

Jarrett Kolthoff


One of the cybersecurity industry’s pre-eminent thought leaders and innovators, Jarrett’s vision of a safer cyber world provides inspiration to the SpearTip team and the organizations we serve. A hands-on leader with a natural ability for teaching and assembling multi-disciplined teams, Jarrett is a highly sought-after speaker, trainer, lecturer and developer of university cybersecurity curriculums, in addition to his duties at SpearTip.  When not busy thwarting cybercriminals, Jarrett serves on multiple charity Boards, leads community improvement activities, is devoted to his family, friends and church, and actively follows the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.

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Benjamin Auton

Vice President

As Vice President of Operations and Security Services, Ben leads multiple teams of highly-skilled operatives as they protect the interests of SpearTip’s clients. Ben is that rare individual who can analyze and interpret complex data and information, then communicate his findings in clear, concise, layman’s terms. This skill makes Ben invaluable in bridging the gap between business leaders and technically advanced cybersecurity professionals. Away from the office, Ben can regularly be found in the community raising awareness about how to protect against current cybercriminal threats and public exploitation.

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Chris Fava

Chief Financial Officer

When it comes to finances, Chris makes the numbers work at SpearTip. Chris brings over three decades of accounting and business experience to the SpearTip team, after having worked in Construction and Commercial Real Estate for most of his career. Chiefly among Chris’ duties are annual budgeting, creation of monthly financial statements, and external reporting to financial institutions and other outside entities, as well as both short- and long-term strategic and financial planning. Outgoing, personable, relaxed, and quick with a smile, Chris represents the exact opposite of the traditional CPA stereotype. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Joe Hoosech

Director, Security Operations

A decorated member of the United States Marine Corps, Joe attained the rank of Master Sergeant (E-8) before retiring from active duty in 2005. At SpearTip, Joe serves as the primary Project Manager for SpearTip’s Security Operations Center, where he initiates and continually improves internal processes, as cybersecurity strategies and tactics adapt, evolve, and change seemingly by the minute.  Joe’s dedication and commitment to every organization the company serves can be seen across multiple disciplines ranging from Incident Responses, Assessments, and Digital Forensics, to Managed Detection and Response projects.

Jonathan Tock

Director, Security Operations

In his role at SpearTip, Jonathan is laser-focused on stopping cybercrime and responding to cyberthreats around the globe. Jonathan’s team of cyber counterintelligence operatives monitor over 100,000 endpoints worldwide from SpearTip’s state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC). Among his many duties, Jonathan oversees all operations functions, while also employing cutting edge and emerging technologies, detailed technical research and every available resource to identify and stop emerging threats. A natural-born teacher, Jonathan has become a popular university guest lecturer and panelist.

Nicole Ervin Director of Marketing

Nicole Ervin

Director of Marketing

As SpearTip’s Director of Marketing, Nicole brings more than 15 years of experience building brand strategy and growing market share having worked at several marketing agencies as well as large corporations in both marketing and IT. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in marketing and advertising. Nicole is a devoted mother of two young boys and three rescue dogs. She is very passionate about animal rescue having volunteered with several rescue and transport organizations, fostering more than 60 dogs, as well as serving on the Young Professionals Board for Needy Paws Rescue.

Kevin Harrison

Director, Sales

Kevin’s relaxed, “never get flustered” demeanor belies his ability to pinpoint problems and help his clients overcome issues quickly, efficiently and effectively. A dedicated cybersecurity pro, Kevin brings an invaluable 25+ years of high-level business consulting experience to the SpearTip team. A three-sport athlete in college, Kevin is a devoted husband, family man and proud father of two sons, who played college football and baseball, and a daughter, who is expected to play college softball. When Kevin isn’t racing to see his kids’ next sporting event, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, shooting skeet and time spent reading.