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 Financial Officer

As CFO for Edgile, Salman Rashid is responsible for finance, HR, and Legal. Salman is also actively engaged with Edgile’s services practices in support of meeting the overall business objectives of the company. 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, alignment across stakeholders and driving key initiatives for results. His areas of expertise are Finance & Ops, Strategy & Transformation 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.

 

David Deckter, Partner

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.

 

Brian Rizman

Partner

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 Premier 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.

 

Geoff Hauge | Partner, Eastern Region

Geoff Hauge

Partner, Eastern Region

Geoff is the Eastern Region Partner responsible for client success in Boston-New York and surrounding areas. Geoff joins Edgile from Santander Bank, where he served as the U.S. Chief Information Security Officer and U.S. Chief Information Risk Officer. While at Santander, he led major transformation initiatives to establish cybersecurity and data protection capabilities, establishing governance, oversight and assurance programs in accordance with customer data protection requirements for Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA) program across all U.S. entities. Prior to that, Geoff served as the Divisional Information Security Officer of Royal Bank of Scotland, Citizens Financial Group, where he drove GLBA’s compliance program to successful supervisory review across the FRB, OCC and FDIC as the owner of the Customer Information Security Program. Before that, at Deloitte & Touche LLP, he expanded the firm’s Northeast Regional GRC practice and accelerated build-out of their banking/FSI offerings.

Geoff holds a degree in Finance and Operations Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he also was a member of the 1998 Division 1AA National Championship team.

Passion: Working alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry developing innovative ways to address today’s ever-changing landscape.

Active in: Spending time with family, supporting the UMass Minutemen and boating the waters off Cape Cod.

 

Marvin Tansley | Partner

Marvin Tansley

Partner

Marvin is the Western Regional Partner in charge of client success in the Pacific Northwest. He is an accomplished strategist and innovator in cyber risk and IT security with a distinguished career in managing complex organizations and ecosystems to derive the efficacy and efficiency required for modern cyber-risk management. Before joining Edgile, Tansley broke ground on innovative projects at organizations as diverse as Schlumberger, Gemalto, and the Oxford Computing Group. His stock in trade: leveraging technology and systems thinking for managing the costs and complexities of moving the enterprise to the cloud.

Marvin holds a B Eng. Industrial Engineering and Executive Training from MIT and INSEAD

Passion: Applying consulting to technologies to realization of the promise of better, faster, safer, and more cost effective.

Active in: Skiing Coaching, Family and Friends

 

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Paul Hewitt

Partner

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.