A partial list of clients for whom he has worked are: EMC, Sun, Crosscomm, Adlex, Geotel, Paceline Systems, SystemSoft, Stratus, Informio, Cisco and NBX. In addition, Mr. Lawner has been instrumental in the raising of funds for new ventures in the high technology marketplace, as well as providing a variety of consulting services to those ventures.
Prior to his executive search work, Mr. Lawner was President of the Americas for Acorn Computers Ltd., the leading interactive educational company in Europe with revenues in excess of $400 million. At Acorn, Mr. Lawner grew this new venture from 1-75 employees with $3 million in revenue in two years.
Prior to this Mr. Lawner held various senior positions
at Sony Corporation, Microcomputer, Data General Corporation (EMC)
and Digital Equipment Corporation (Compaq/HP). Mr. Lawner started
his career with Bunker-Ramo Corporation where he assisted in the
design and implementation of system software for the NASDAQ Stock
Michael D. Russo, Director
Mike Russo is a seasoned dynamic Secure Information Systems professional
and Hiring manager with 24 years experience in Internet Security
Architecture and Secure Data Systems Engineering management.
Mr. Russo has served with nationwide Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley
based High Technology, Financial Services and Major Healthcare organizations
including CareGroup at Harvard Medical School as an Information
Security Manager, Senior Information Security Officer, secure data
systems, communications, storage networking, Client/Server Sales
Engineering and Business Continuation and Disaster Recovery manager.
As a Cisco certified Sales and Security Solutions expert Mike brings extensive expertise and focus on executive recruiting and program management for enterprise Secure Systems, Secure Data Storage and Secure Networks serving the financial, healthcare, biotech, academic and high technology markets.
Extensive information security industry knowledge including AICPA trust services, CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) and GAISP industry standard best practices knowledge. Extensive vulnerability analysis, ethical hacking, investigation and incident response experience.
Proven secure solutions analyst delivering high availability fault tolerant Secure Data Platform, Web, E-Commerce, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuation solutions with consistent client satisfaction. Mr. Russo is currently pursuing his CISSP & ISSEP professional certifications.
Mr. Russo served the United States of America with honor and distinction for six years as a combat computer systems expert in the US Navy Nuclear Submarine service where he became qualified in nuclear high speed fast attack submarines and earned the prestigious Nuclear Submarine Dolphins and qualified in Nuclear Submarines designation.