Don Elledge | CEO
Don Elledge founded Edgile in 2001 and is responsible for growing the company into a leading security and risk services organization serving Fortune 500 companies. Don advises clients on security and risk issues driven by the rapidly changing technology environment and his forward-thinking views have positioned Edgile as a trusted, strategic partner. Prior to founding Edgile, Don was a partner at Deloitte, where he established a national security practice focused on e-businesses security. Don also spent four years in New York working at First Boston in the financial industry.
Don holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Texas, and an MBA from the University of Washington with a focus on economics.
Passion: “Building a culture of quality and devotion to service within a challenging, rewarding and exciting work environment.”
Active in: Spending time with family, playing the guitar and sailing.
Lyle Carlson | National Managing Partner
Lyle is our National Managing Partner responsible for Edgile’s consulting practice. He has over 25 years of management consulting experience, with an emphasis on risk and security services. Lyle’s focus is to grow Edgile’s consulting practice into a world-class team of uniquely qualified individuals capable of handling our clients’ toughest challenges. Working in both the U.S. and Europe, Lyle has held leadership positions at Deloitte and Accenture. His consulting background has focused on enterprise strategies that help clients better understand and manage their risks.
Passion: “Working alongside some of the brightest people in the industry to help our clients be successful.”
Credentials: B.S. in Computer Engineering, CISSP, National Merit Scholar.
Active in: Wounded Warrior Program, boating, racquetball, hockey.
Dean Fantham | Chief Technology Officer
As CTO and partner, Dean Fantham co-founded Edgile with Don Elledge in 2001 with the belief that successful enterprise security demands ease of use, as well as functional excellence. With more than 25 years’ experience delivering complex architecture and systems solutions, Dean is active in helping clients uncover business value. His strong, business-centered ethos means that Edgile solutions are rigorously defined, yet flexible enough to adapt to economic and cultural influences. Hailing from New Zealand, Dean worked at Deloitte before joining Edgile.
Dean holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and computer science from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and is a Chartered Accountant (NZ).
Passion: “Working together as teams to make our clients successful.”
Active: Cycling competitively and for fun, wine and good food, and coaching my kids.
David Deckter | Partner
A published cybersecurity and IT risk expert, David Deckter leads the Edgile governance, risk and compliance (GRC) practice, which includes GRC Managed Services and iGRC Content and Software Solutions. David and his team have built a strong reputation as the “go-to” consultants for organizations needing to solve complex GRC challenges driven by rapidly changing regulatory environments. Prior to joining Edgile, David held several management roles in the Big 4.
David holds a B.S. in economics with honors, and a minor in finance from Purdue University. He has earned certifications in ISC2 CISSP and ISSM, PCI QSA and is a published cybersecurity and IT risk expert.
Passion: “Helping clients succeed in challenging regulatory compliance climates with complex technology environments. As the complexity of the problems have materially increased in recent years, the stakes are high for both our clients and our firm.”
Active in: Hiking in the Austin Texas Hill Country with my family, Texas barbecue and restoring an air-cooled Porsche 911.
Lawrence Wolf | Managing Partner
As a partner with Edgile, Larry Wolf is responsible for managing client relationships across the United States. He has an extensive background with more than 30 years of experience including software development, project management, consulting management and building small firms. For the past 15 years, Larry’s focus has been in the areas of identity and access management (IAM), governance and security. Prior to joining Edgile, Larry held partner and vice president roles at Capgemini, Ernst & Young, Fishnet/Optiv, Sun Microsystems and EMC.
Larry holds a degree in Business and Information Technology from the University of Cincinnati and is PMP certified.
Active in: Hands-on volunteer with various disaster relief organizations, including emergency tornado support in the U.S.
Cindy Coy | Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Cindy Coy is in charge of daily operations at Edgile, overseeing the company’s accounting, finance and HR functions. Prior to joining Edgile, Cindy owned her own consulting business where she provided accounting services to local businesses. She has more than 25 years of experience in finance and business administration and has worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and served as Corporate Controller for CNET Networks and CFO for Ten Speed Press.
Cindy holds a B.S. in business administration with an accounting concentration from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Active in: Loves the outdoors and sharing adventures with family, especially running, hiking and boating. Actively involved with a school board and sits on a church finance committee.
Passion: Working in an environment that provides growth opportunities in which employees feel valued and empowered.
Kevin Berman | Partner
Kevin is the partner in charge of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) services for the West Region at Edgile. He joined the firm from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he helped to initiate and rapidly grow the PwC Global Performance GRC practice from the ground up. Kevin subsequently oversaw the end-to-end GRC market strategy, resources and Fortune 500 client engagements, while leading the company’s GRC Enablement practice in the West Region. His leadership experience includes managing complex enterprise-level GRC implementations, facilitating both the process and control aspects of GRC initiatives.
Kevin holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting and Accounting and Information Systems (AIS), respectively, from the University of Kansas.
Passion: “As an avid sports lover and Chicago native, I can be found at the Chicago Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks games whenever they come through Los Angeles.”
Active in: Outdoor activities in Southern California, from running and surfing to mountain trail hiking and vineyard touring.
Jerry Jenkins | Chief HR Officer
Jerry Jenkins is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Edgile, based in Austin, Texas. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of HR and Talent activities for the company.
Prior to joining Edgile, Jerry served as Vice President of Human Resources at PayPal and eBay, leading HR Shared Services and Global Talent Acquisition. Jerry also played an instrumental role in the successful separation of eBay, Inc. and PayPal into two independent, publicly traded companies. He brings more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in HR management, technology, financial services, and operations.
Jerry earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Drury University in Springfield, MO, and an MBA from Baker College, Center for Graduate Studies in Flint, MI. He is certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute, and also holds a license as a private pilot.
Passion: Enabling an engaging and collaborative work environment where people can be at their best.
Active in: Drury University Mentoring Network, boating, motorcycles, music, and family.