McGladrey Names Havelt National Leader, Security Testing Services

Chicago-based McGladrey LLP (FY14 net revenue of $1.5 billion) named Rob Havelt as director of security and privacy services, and national leader for security testing services.

In his new role, Havelt will be responsible for expanding McGradrey’s capabilities in penetration testing, application testing and attack methodology. He will be based in the firm’s headquarters in Chicago.

“The addition of Rob’s skills and experience will greatly benefit McGladrey’s middle-market clients, many of whom don’t have the internal resources to devote to data security and privacy,” says Daimon Geopfert, national security and privacy services practice. “Rob’s knowledge, combined with testing by the McGladrey consulting team, allows clients to confidently focus on their core businesses and clients, knowing that their information is secure.”

Prior to joining McGladrey, Havelt was a founding member and global director of one of the world’s largest and most prolific security testing and incident response practices. In this role, he was responsible for a large global delivery group that conducted more than 3,000 penetration tests worldwide annually.