Edgile Leadership

Edgile leaders have helped countless global, complex businesses transform their performance and customer experience. Learn more about their experience here.

Don Elledge, CEO

Don Elledge

Chief Executive Officer

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 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

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.

Salman Rashid, Chief Financial Officer

Salman Rashid

Chief Operations Officer / Chief Financial Officer

As COO/CFO for Edgile, Salman Rashid is responsible for business operations, finance, HR, and legal. Salman is a leader in driving the overall business growth and actively engaged with Edgile’s services practices to deliver client excellence. He joins Edgile with 25 years of finance and consulting experience. Most recently he was the CFO/COO for Quickstart Technologies, and prior to that with Dell for 15 years in various finance and transformational leadership roles, including CFO – Dell BPO Services. He also worked for Arthur Andersen and Accenture as a management consultant. Salman’s strengths lie in solving problems by simplifying complex issues, aligning stakeholder objectives, and driving key business initiatives. His areas of expertise are Strategy & Transformation, Finance & Ops, and M&A. Salman has an Engineering degree from UT Austin and an MBA from University of Houston.

Passion: Helping organizations succeed with multiple digit growth, improving profitability and cash flow by implementing critical business strategies, putting strong teams together through a robust set of cadence.

Active in: Spending time with family and friends, participating in charity events and activities, and travelling to worldwide destinations.

Dan Seyer

Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Dan Seyer oversees the strategic development and communication of the Edgile brand to grow the business. Dan joined Edgile in 2016, building the end-to-end marketing function and customer acquisition model—enhancing the firm’s reputation as the trusted partner to the CISO. Dan’s background allows him to bring unique insights into the evolving importance of marketing in the privacy, security and risk arena. He started his career at Deloitte as a consultant involved in client delivery and was a founding member of the digital business unit, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies. Over the ensuing years, Dan led marketing and product efforts for SaaS platform companies, developed communities and forged partnerships in management roles at Google, BT, and NBC Universal.

Dan has an undergraduate degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University, SLO, and a MBA with a focus on marketing and finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He holds a certification from Sirius Decisions in modern marketing techniques and is a certified Microsoft professional.

Passion: Modern marketing to grow and nurture relationships while building community through thought leadership.

Active in: Quality family time, start-up innovations and recreational running.

David Deckter


A published cybersecurity and IT risk expert, David Deckter leads the Edgile governance, risk and compliance (GRC) practice, which includes GRC Managed Services and the ServiceNow Automated Regulatory Compliance (ArC) service. 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.

Brian Rizman


As a partner focused on the Integrated Risk Management (IRM)/Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) national practice, Brian has been guiding clients through complex technology, strategy and compliance challenges for over a decade.

At Edgile, he has worked with highly regulated, multinational and private organizations on their business and technology transformation programs, specializing in developing programs that focus on cost reduction through increased automation and standardizing business processes and operations through technology. Brian is responsible for leading Edgile’s strategic relationship with ServiceNow to bring our Security and Risk capabilities as a ServiceNow Elite Partner.

Prior to joining Edgile, Brian was in PwC’s Governance, Risk, Security and Compliance national practice, where he was responsible for leading the competency, team, solution strategy, client relationships and sales in the Southern California and New York City.

Passion: Working with highly complex organizations to solve their strategic business problems, resulting in long term client relationships.

Active in: Focused on family, acquiring global acumen through international travel and good food/wine.

Lawrence Wolf, Partner

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.


Paul Hewitt


Paul serves the needs of Fortune 500 firms as a client partner in Edgile’s Western regional consulting practice. He is passionate about helping clients implement innovative security strategies and solutions with a focus on driving greater business performance. With over 25 years of professional services consulting experience, Paul has served clients both in the United States and across Europe. Originally from the United Kingdom, Paul started his professional career in London. He’s a former partner at Accenture, and has held senior leadership positions at Cisco and Symantec.

Paul holds a BSc. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Nottingham University in the United Kingdom and a Ph.D in Metallurgy from Imperial College, London.

Passion: High performance team work to drive meaningful transformation and modernization for our clients.

Active in: Spending time with my family, traveling the world, photography, recreational running and improving my guitar chops.


Tarun Vazirani


Tarun is a Northeast Partner in the Cybersecurity space and has been with Edgile since 2014. Tarun is a leading strategist to tie together all the solution sets in Cloud Security, Identity, and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC). Tarun has a Masters in information Systems from Northeastern University, Boston and a Bachelors in IT from University of Mumbai. Prior to Edgile, Tarun grew the Northeast practice at PwC and was also responsible for Product Management and Solutions Architecture at RSA Archer to build various solutions in the GRC and Security space.

Tarun is a leader in Edgile’s Information and Cloud practice responsible for developing new service offerings. Tarun partners with executive management across various key clients to develop business aligned information security programs. He has served Fortune 1000 clients, particularly in the regulated industries.

Passion: Providing sound advice to clients in developing a holistic strategy delivered through successful transformative programs.

Active in: Hiking, swimming, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors with the family.

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