Chairman of the Board and CEO
Steve Idelman is co-founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Solutionary, and has served in that capacity since 2000. Under his leadership, Solutionary has been positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America. The company is known for its high service quality and best-of-breed, patented technology platform, ActiveGuard®.
With more than 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and CEO, Idelman brings practiced leadership skills and business management expertise to his role. Prior to co-founding Solutionary, he was an investor, board member and consultant with a number of Internet and technology companies. He also co-founded ITI Marketing Services, which provided managed marketing and information services to Fortune 500 clientele in data-intensive industries and grew to $150 million in annual revenue.
President and Chief Technology Officer
Mike Hrabik, co-founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Solutionary, is the principal architect for Solutionary’s patented ActiveGuard® software and Security Operations Centers (SOCs). He is charged with establishing strategy and direction for the company’s IT functions, and is the corporate advocate for information security and business continuance best practices. Hrabik is also responsible for outlining the company’s technology vision including technological planning, strategic initiatives, development and future growth.
He has more than 25 years of high-level experience in technology services organizations, where diversity and complexity require the integration of people, process, and technology. Prior to joining Solutionary, Hrabik was a partner at ITI Marketing Services, Inc., where he served as director of systems and operations.
After his tenure at ITI, he served as the Vice President of technology for NetCount Price Waterhouse, LLC, a Los Angeles-based third-party web-measurement and analysis company. Following NetCount’s sale, Hrabik spent two years consulting with multiple companies in the Internet and wireless fields.
Hrabik is a member at large of the Omaha Chapter of the FBI's InfraGard program, regularly speaks at influential industry events and is frequently quoted in the media as a security expert. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Chief Financial Officer
Matt McKain, the founding CFO of Solutionary, returned to the firm as CFO in August 2011. His responsibilities include financial and accounting operations as well as investor relations. In his role, McKain draws on over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and partnership initiatives as well as mergers and acquisitions.
He began his career at Arthur Andersen Co. in 1981 and later spent nearly 10 years at ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) and its predecessors as Director of Finance and Director of Business Development. Matt also served as VP of Corporate Development, executing multiple successful M&A transactions valued at over $100 million, and as CFO of the Insession Technologies business unit. In addition to his tenure at ACI, Matt has extensive experience as a CFO in the software and technology-related services sector from his work at ITI Marketing Services, Inc.; NetCount Price Waterhouse, LLC; TTI Technologies, Inc. and Direct Tech, Inc. He was also a successful consultant, providing CFO services to a variety of clients from 2004 to 2008.
McKain received a BSBA in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his CPA certificate in 1981.
Chief Operating Officer
Sheri Idelman has served as Solutionary’s Chief Operating Officer since 2000 when she co-founded the company. Idelman oversees all SOC Operations, service delivery and quality assurance. With more than 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and COO, she brings practiced leadership skills and business management expertise to her role.
Prior to co-founding Solutionary, Idelman was an investor, board member, and consultant with a number of Internet and technology companies. She also co-founded ITI Marketing Services, which provided managed marketing and information services to Fortune 500 clientele in data-intensive industries and grew to $150 million in annual revenue.
Chief Security Strategist
A veteran of technology applications development since 1991, Don Gray brings "in-the-trenches" information security experience to his role as chief security strategist for Solutionary. In his role, Gray leads the Security Engineering Research Team (SERT), is a member of the NTT Group security research team, and is directly involved with researching new threats and overall information security trends. Gray is regularly quoted in the media as an information security expert and is a frequent speaker at industry events including Gartner Security Summit, Forrester Security Forum and key channel partner events.
Gray joined Solutionary through its acquisition of VigilantMinds, where he was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he was a technologist for companies like marchFIRST, Idea Integration and Mellon Bank. Gray received a B.S. in Computer Based Systems Management from California University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Chris Rehberg is a co-founder and Executive Vice President in charge of Operations. Chris relies on over 25 years of experience in providing data intensive, secure, managed services for his role managing Solutionary’s 24/7 security operations centers (SOCs), information security engineering team and security consulting services groups. Under Rehberg’ management, Solutionary’s Operations departments deliver seamless and scalable service at an excellent quality level as acknowledged by clients and a variety of third- party awards.
Prior to joining Solutionary, he was responsible for 25,000 employees in a highly-distributed $200 million services operation spanning 90 centers in 14 states.
Senior Vice President, Field Sales Operations
Don Collier has served as Senior Vice President of Field Sales for Solutionary since 2007. He joined Solutionary in 2003, when he was hired to develop the Midwest, East and Southeast U.S. regions. Currently, he manages all aspects of sales, business development and channel activities.
With more than 20 years experience in sales, sales management, consulting, finance, and accounting, Don brings a wealth of knowledge to the MSSP industry. Prior to joining Solutionary, he was involved in driving revenue in high intensity and pressure-packed environments. He worked for Arthur Andersen, PWC, as well as, two start-up organizations, IBM/ISS (Exault) and VeriSign (Netrex), where he was a major contributor to sales and overall growth to allow for the sale of these organizations.
Don graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Vice President, Marketing
Gary Napotnik brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the software and services industry to his role as VP of Marketing for Solutionary. In this position, Gary oversees product marketing, field marketing and channel marketing. He also serves as Solutionary’s General Manager for the Pittsburgh location and leads the CRM team as part of sales operations. Gary has a successful background in fostering development for technology companies, and has been instrumental in assisting organizations with the achievement of their growth goals through branding, market strategy, and positioning.
Napotnik has held executive sales and marketing positions at IBM’s Catapult Software Training Centers, Microage, Cerebellum Software, Systems Modeling Corporation, Rockwell Automation and HDJ Associates, Inc.
Director of Research, Security Engineering Research Team (SERT)
Rob Kraus is the director of research for the Solutionary Secuity Engineering Research Team (SERT). He specializes in vulnerability research, threat intelligence, incident response, application security assessments and attack mitigation tactics.
Rob is also the author of the Seven Deadliest Windows Attacks and co-author for the Seven Deadliest Network Attacks books, part of Syngress Publishing’s Seven Deadliest Attack Series.
Rob was previously a manager within Solutionary’s security consulting services group. He performed offensive-based security assessments consisting of penetration testing, social engineering, wireless and VoIP penetration testing, and web application penetration tests.
Director of Security Consulting Services
Corey Meyer brings over 25-years of experience in the design and validation of internal controls and business processes to Solutionary, as well as a strong understanding of governance, risk and compliance standards. Corey also has extensive experience in the management and delivery of professional services.
Corey graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and began his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen & Co. Prior to working at Solutionary, he was the Co-CEO and CFO of Bozell & Jacobs, Managing Partner with the Gallup Organization, President of DTN Market Access and COO of Johnson Products Co.