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Jarrett Kolthoff, President of SpearTip, emerged as an internationally recognized cybersecurity expert, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur shortly after leaving military service as a Counterintelligence Agent. The SpearTip team responds to cyber intrusions across the globe and protects our clients 24/7 with our ShadowSpear Platform, focusing on protecting Enterprise corporations and Managed Service Providers.
Jarrett holds a BA in Political Science & Economics Rockhurst University and a Masters in International Relations from Troy State University. Jarrett brings real world experience backed by numerous technical certifications, including Sans Global Information Assurance Certification–Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
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.
DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Kip brings 2+ decades of multi-discipline IT experience into his role of leading the Product Management and Software Engineering teams through clear communication and focused collaboration. His background in Infrastructure, Service Management, Project Management, and leadership provide a well-rounded pool of knowledge for tackling strategic and tactical challenges. At SpearTip, Kip is primarily charged with supervising the enhancement and maintenance of the ShadowSpear Platform.
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.
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.
MANAGER, SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER
As the Manager of the ShadowSpear platform, DJ leads multiple teams of Analysts and Engineers in protecting SpearTip's Partners 24/7. Together with his teams, the SOC detects, analyzes, and prevents hundreds of Cyberattacks daily leveraging the ShadowSpear Platform to defeat threat actors. DJ brings years of IT experience and hands-on Security Experience to his role. As a leader, DJ promotes hands-on learning, laboratory engagements, and reviewing previously found security incidents. Outside of work, DJ spends a lot of time on DIY projects renovating his home.
Brandi brings over 15 years of accounting experience to her role as Controller at SpearTip. At the age of sixteen, she began her career with a position as an Accounting Clerk at a local medical supply company, which lead to a lifetime love of mathematics, statistics, analysis, and organization. In 2010, she graduated from Maryville University with a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. Highly organized and analytical, Brandi looks to serve SpearTip by improving internal processes and controls for a higher level of efficiency and functionality.
SOC MANAGER/INCIDENT RESPONSE
Andrew joined the SpearTip team after retiring from the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. After 20 years as a Special Agent, with 16 years of that time spent as an agency designated Digital Forensics Agent, Andrew brings a passion for the constantly evolving incident response and digital forensics landscape. As a court recognized expert witness for digital forensics and after spending a career investigating numerous cases with electronic crimes components, Andrew brings experience and a proven track record of success to lead SpearTip’s Incident Response team in providing top notch services to our clients.
Our mission is simple; day by day, engagement by engagement, shift by shift, alert by alert, we defend our partners from cyber threats. Daily we save jobs, businesses, communities, governments, and livelihoods, and ultimately allow them to fulfill their own missions. Blend cutting-edge technologies, unique skill sets and proven military cyber counterintelligence strategies, SpearTip partners with our clients to protect shareholders’ value, shield corporate reputations and enhance long-term profits.