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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Leadership

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

Jarrett Kolthoff

Chief Executive Officer

A former Special Agent – U.S. Army Counterintelligence, with more than two decades of experience in the field of Information Security, Jarrett stands as one of the industry’s most respected authorities on cyber crime, cyber terrorism, cybersecurity and cyber counterintelligence. 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 his downtime, Jarrett serves on multiple charity boards and leads community improvement activities.

Benjamin Auton

Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

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.

Jonathan Tock

Senior 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 hundreds of thousands of 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.

Joe Hoosech

Senior 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 is tasked with continually improving 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.

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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.

William Ekiss

Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager

A Benedictine College alumnus, Mr. Ekiss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity. Because of his desire to continually grow in the field of cybersecurity, he continues to attend training courses to build on his already in-depth understanding of digital forensics, while also staying current with new technologies in a rapidly changing field. Mr. Ekiss holds the industry recognized Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE) certification. He is also actively involved in Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Axiom Magnet Forensics.

Timothy Reboulet

Principal Consultant

Timothy Reboulet has over 20 years of international and domestic law enforcement experience. As a Senior Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, Tim has served on the Presidential Details of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama and more recently focused on federal cyber security risk detection and mitigation. Tim’s cyber background includes leading the USSS Electronic Crimes Task Force inclusive of government and corporate participants and assignments to Europol (European Cyber Crime Center —EC3) and Critical Systems Protection division. Tim will take over SpearTip’s Advisory Services and assist organizations with both pre and post breach scenarios.

Debbie Scott

Director Of Administration

A United States Marine Corps Veteran, Debbie achieved the rank of Sergeant E-5 before her retirement in 1991, but continued to advance her career with a Bachelor of Science Business Management degree from Northern Kentucky University. Utilizing her planning and event management skills, Debbie organizes and arranges casework for our Security Operations Center. She enables processes to run smoothly and is a driving force for SpearTip’s success. Debbie takes on different roles every day to ensure SpearTip’s administrative sector is flowing as efficiently as possible by working in tandem with the engineers in our Security Operations Center.

Charles Tony

Regional Director - Middle East and North Africa

Charles Tony has 15 years of experience working closely with private and public sector clients in the Middle East to develop robust and future-ready technology solutions that reduce business operational costs, increase bottom-line benefits, and enhance brand value. His areas of expertise include Smart Cities, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Energy, and Sustainability Management. Skilled in market research, business development, consultative sales, Go to market strategy, and technical design development for SaaS-based applications.

He has played a vital role in developing several mega-size projects in the region that include remote data management and analysis that produced clear business outcomes of cost savings while ensuring data security and privacy for organizations. He is also a regular panelist in conferences on Digital Transformation, providing his wealth of experience in handling complex projects in Smart Cities.