GBQ is pleased to announce that Jerod Brennen has joined the firm as a Security Architect in our Information Technology Services group. He is based out of GBQ’s Columbus office.
Jerod has over a decade of IT, information security and compliance experience. He spent multiple years as an Information Security Specialist with American Electric Power before moving to Abercrombie & Fitch. At Abercrombie, Jerod built out and managed the information security program. His team was tasked with security operations, PCI and SOX compliance, and identity and access management. Most recently, Jerod worked as an Associate Director at The Ohio State University.
Jerod is responsible for performing security assessments, penetration tests and security architecture reviews, as well as evaluating security technologies on behalf of clients. He applies his hands-on experience in support, management and budgeting roles to help clients identify and implement reasonable and appropriate security controls to meet their security and compliance obligations.
“We are extremely excited to have Jerod join GBQ’s information technology services practice. Jerod’s extensive experiences in information risk management and cyber security will add significant depth to our Information Technology Services team, enhance our ability to serve clients and drive GBQ’s expansion as a full service security services provider,” said Doug Davidson, Director of Information Technology Services.
Jerod is a 1997 graduate of Capital University and completed Computer Science coursework from Franklin University in 2004.