Management

Waylon Krush, CISSP, CISA
Co-Founder and CEO Lunarline Inc

Waylon Krush is Lunarline’s Cofounder and Hacker-in-Chief.

Waylon’s not the sit-at-his-desk type. Most days, you won’t even find him in the office at all. He’s happier out in the field helping Lunarline clients fight back against an evermore threatening cyber world. Some of his notable recent projects include redesigning a major federal security operations center to combat advanced persistent threats (he even pulled few night shifts), developing systems for RF/Signal/System monitoring, and creating cyber intelligence platforms for various organizations around the world.

Waylon has also played an active role in the development of cyber security regulatory frameworks, including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications (SP) 800-53A. He has worked with DOT, DHS, NIST and the Federal CIO Council on the Federal Enterprise Architecture Security and Privacy Profile (FEA-SPP) version 3.0 and an automated tool for supporting the FEA SPP.

Prior to becoming Lunarline’s fearless leader, Waylon was a senior information security engineer in AT&T's Advanced Systems Division and chief of the information assurance group for GRC-TSC. A veteran of the US Army, Mr. Krush held various intel- and security-related technical and leadership roles, including service as the lead technical member of the Land and Information Warfare Activity Information Systems Security Monitoring, Vulnerability Assessment Blue Team, and Red Team. For his contributions to National Security he was named a Knowlton Award Winner, one of the Intelligence Community’s highest honors. He was also recognized as the 718th Military Intelligence Soldier of the Year, the NSA Professional of the Quarter, received the Voice of America Award, and is a two time winner of the American Legion Award.

Waylon’s service to our country inspired him to create Lunarline’s Warrior to Cyber Warrior (W2CW) Foundation. The program helps our nation’s returning servicemen and wounded warriors bridge the gap between military service and a career in cyber security. W2CW has helped 100s of veterans find jobs in the cyber field.

When he’s not on the front lines battling cyber crime, Waylon can be found sharing his knowledge of all things cyber on CNBC, NPR, and Fox Business, Military IT Magazine, Government Health IT, SmartCEO, and at conferences across the country. He’s also a published author and co-wrote The Definitive Guide to the C&A Transformation.

Waylon has a BS in Computer Information Science from University of Maryland University College, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP) and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA). He also logged more than 3,000 hours of training from the National Security Agency National Cryptologic School.

Notable Awards: Knowlton Award, DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award, AFCEA Education Foundation Honor Award, United States Marine Corp Scholastic Leadership Award, AFCEA Honor Award, 718th Military Intelligence Soldier of the Year, NSA Professional of the Quarter, Voice of America Award, and American Legion Award.


Keith Mortier, CISSP, CISA
President and Chief Operating Officer

Keith Mortier is Lunarline’s Chief Operations Officer. He’s been known to frighten people.

See, Mr. Mortier is responsible for making Lunarline’s trains run on time. His relentless drive to deliver exceptional service while driving continuous improvement in Lunarline operations is one of the core pillars of Lunarline’s Award-winning cyber security success.

Let’s just say he keeps us on our toes.

With 17 years of experience in information security, organizational leadership, and strategic planning, he’s Lunarline’s go-to person for directing IT projects and leading IT transformations. He also has hands-on experience in strategic technology planning, business management consulting, project management, business process reengineering, application selection, outsourcing, LAN/WAN engineering, enterprise application integration…and riding Harleys.

A hands-on COO, Keith rolls up his sleeves and helps Lunarline clients tackle a variety of operational and security challenges. He specializes in helping Lunarline clients extend their technological reach beyond the enterprise, transition to more cost-effective and secure technology platforms, reduce time-to-market for new applications, and save on IT personnel costs. And gruff exterior aside, he does it all with a witty sense of humor.

Prior to joining the Lunarline crew, Keith served in the United States Army for 8 years. He was part of the cyber security team at AT&T Government Solutions and the staff vice president for the National Association of Home Builders. He also served as regional director of ISP professional services for Timebridge Technologies (now owned by Dimension Data).

Keith has a BS in Computer Information Systems, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations. He’s also the author of the CISA Exam Cram 2 exam preparation guide published by Que, and a dad to two rambunctious kids who definitely inherited his get-up-and-go.


Charles A. Russell, Jr.
Vice President of Finance and Contracts

As Vice President of Finance and Contracts, Charlie leads the Corporate Support functions for Lunarline, including Accounting, Finance, Contracts, Pricing, Human Resources, and Recruiting.

Charlie joined Lunarline in 2014 as a deeply knowledgeable accounting and finance leader with more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in both the commercial and federal contracting market spaces, focused on implementing solutions across the full range of cost accounting, corporate finance, contracts, pricing, program finance and compliance concerns. Charlie has supported the strategic growth plans of numerous technology solutions companies utilizing his extensive knowledge of the proposal process, cost estimating, risk mitigation strategies, indirect rates, contract administration and negotiations, CAS and FAR compliance, and operations analysis.

Prior to joining Lunarline, Charlie served as a Principal with Altamira Technologies Corporation (formerly Invertix Corporation) and as a Director for OnSite Intelligence Services, Inc. He has also managed program teams engaged in providing accounting, financial, and procurement support to Government Contracting Officers for a management services contractor. Charlie previously worked in multiple accounting and finance roles with Computer Sciences Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation, and as a Senior Manager with Cherry, Bekaert LLP, a regional CPA and consulting firm.

Charlie received his Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary and an MBA in Finance from Johns Hopkins University.


Chan Park, MBA PMP 
Vice President of Federal Programs 

Chan Park has more than 25 years of systems development and lifecycle management experience with large-scale programs and diverse projects portfolios including information technology, C4ISR, cyber security, and technology and development. Expertise in managing small to large contracts for Army, DISA, JIEDDO, INSCOM, USACE, Commerce, and other DoD agencies. As Vice President of Federal Programs at Lunarline, Chan leads the company’s Federal market areas.

Prior to joining Lunarline, he served as VP of Business Development for several companies and has established long-term relationship with many government customers. His experience is very diverse with prior Air Force military experience as well as experience in managing large IT programs (Data Center, Help Desk, NOC, SOC, Software Development, and Project Management) at MCI, Fannie Mae, HP, EOP, and others. He has guided organizational improvements with ITIL and PMI principles. He has been successful in managing many high risk and start up projects.

Mr. Park is ITIL v3 and PMP certified, with Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) for Information Systems.


Spence Witten 
Director of Federal Sales 

Spence has spent the last decade riding the small business roller coaster. After several years in market research and venture capital, Spence joined Endeavor Systems, an early innovator in malware detection and insider threat response. He played a key role in Endeavor's rapid expansion in the Federal Civilian, DoD and Research & Development markets.

Following Endeavor's successful acquisition, Spence joined Lunarline as Director of Federal Sales. An unorthodox leader, at least by the standards of Government Contracting, Spence brings a unique approach to Government sales, marketing, proposals and service. As Lunarline's Director of Federal Sales his goal is to apply Lunarline's innovative flair and obsessive technical excellence to the challenges of modern federal contracting.

A Cleveland-area resident, Spence received a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky. Yes, it is a real school.


Rebecca Onuskanich, CISSP
Operations Director & Director of the School of Cyber Security

Rebecca Onuskanich (aka Becca) is Lunarline’s Jill-of-all-trades. She joined the company in 2005 to give Lunarline’s growth a boost, and since then she’s worked her magic in the HR, consulting, contracting and training departments. She currently runs the show at Lunarline’s new Kettering, Ohio office, as well as the School of Cyber Security.

Before becoming a Lunarliner, Becca served eight years in the United States Air Force as an intelligence analyst working in cyber security. She spent a significant amount of her service ensuring that networks and systems were operating in a secure mode, and protecting Department of Defense information. Becca deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where she oversaw the detection, response and resolution of all cyber security incidents impacting deployed units.

Rebecca injects enthusiasm and energy into everything she does – whether it’s ensuring Lunarline customers and employees are happy, teaching a class on DIACAP or running 50 miles through the wilderness with her husband and dog (reluctantly) in tow.


Eric Belardo, NSA IAM
Director of Managed Security Services & Director of IT 

Eric Belardo serves as both the Director of Managed Security Services and Director of IT for Lunarline, Inc. A Veteran of the US Army, Belardo’s experience spans the spectrum of Cyber Security with over 25 years of experience. In addition to his proven security operations experience, Belardo is a skilled security architect, forensics expert, and hands-on network and application security professional. He oversaw a global SOC integration effort following Cerner’s acquisition of Siemens Healthcare Group. Belardo has deep technical experience, which helped in consolidating and streamlining security capabilities, and establishing turnkey SOCs in the US, EU and India as well as, for global deployments of Vulnerability and Threat Management Solutions.

Belardo is a champion of Cyber Security with in-depth knowledge on forensics and incident response. He has led forensic investigations on behalf of SEC and served as a lead forensics and incident response expert supporting the National Airspace System (NAS), the nation’s largest federally-owned critical infrastructure. Belardo has also provided forensic analysis on behalf of EDS, CoreFacts LLC, DynCorp, Abacus Technology, and CGH.

Belardo is a reputed Cyber Security expert that has performed over 200 Certification and Accreditation projects using the DITSCAP, NIACAP, NIST, and NSA IAM methodologies as team leader and member for Fortune 500, Government and private entities. He is experienced in ITIL, COBIT, ISO 27001, SSAE 16 and other frameworks.

Belardo has worked in Cyber Security in over 20 Countries globally and is fluent in 3 languages having served for 4 years at NATO Commands in Europe and in the Balkans.


Shane F. Liptak, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), USA
Director of Computer Network Operations

Shane joined Lunarline in January 2016 after serving 23 years in the U.S. Army.  As Director of the Computer Network Operations division, Shane leads a diverse, agile, and uniquely talented team of hackers, security engineers, and analysts. Together they build capabilities, develop creative techniques, and conduct penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, and hunt team activities for both Lunarline’s government and commercial partners. Colleagues often say what sets Shane apart is his ability to understand both the technical aspects and operational requirements of today’s rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Shane enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1991 and was commissioned as an aviation officer in 1996.  In 2004, after completing many successful aviation assignments, Shane transferred to his true calling in Information Systems Management (FA53). He quickly became a highly respected specialist and subject matter expert for cybersecurity within the U.S. Army and with many defense sector partners.  His experience spans combat deployed tactical automations, cybersecurity training management, and strategic signal cybersecurity. Shane culminated his military career as the Cybersecurity Branch Chief (J673) for U.S. Strategic Command. Serving in that role for the Director of C4 Systems (J6), he led critical cybersecurity projects and initiatives including the first Combatant Command Supply Chain Risk Management program, Public Key Infrastructure Smart Card transition, and Defense Industrial Base Cleared Defense Contractor security analysis of the command’s nuclear, space, missile defense, and cyberspace mission areas.

Shane graduated in 1996 from Methodist University, NC.  He currently holds multiple cybersecurity certifications including the CISSP, GCIH, GCED, Q|SA/PTL, and Security+.  He has received many awards including the Bronze Star Medal, the 2009 U.S. Army CIO’s Most Innovative IA Project Award (team award), and was a finalist for the prestigious 2013 NSA Rowlett Award for Individual Excellence.


Patrick Dobson
Director of Product Development 

Patrick loves building things people love. Patrick joined Lunarline in 2012 to improve and expand their product offerings. By introducing rigorous testing and continuous integration practices to Lunarline's development process, Patrick helped raise the quality of the entire product line. After shepherding Vulnerability Scan Converter and Airlock through successful development cycles, Patrick became Lunarline's Director of the Product Development in 2014. His aim is to build products that make security professionals more productive, so they can get home in time for dinner.

Patrick graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in IT while concentrating in user interface design. He then built a consultancy serving software companies that needed to improve their user experiences while also shipping their products on time. Patrick specialized in turning rusty, brittle code into quality products that delighted customers to use and developers to program. He resides in North East Ohio with his wife and two daughters.


Bobbie Cordle
​Director of Program Management

Ms. Cordle oversees the planning, development, and implementation of project management tools and techniques for the delivery of all Lunarline projects. Under her leadership the Lunarline Program Management Office implements new initiatives that improve existing systems — supporting the people that manage projects worldwide.

Ms. Cordle’s support and leadership has spanned the entire breadth of Lunarline, having managed robust programs, contracts, and corporate initiatives throughout her career.  Ms. Cordle’s focus has been, without fail, on building a solid foundation for Lunarline, tackling short term wins alongside successful strides to reach long term goals by establishing processes that shape the business and culture of Lunarline.

Ms. Cordle is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Information Security Professional with over 10 years of experience in program management, including organizational leadership, resource allocation and strategic project planning. In addition, Ms. Cordle serves as Lunarline’s Corporate SharePoint Administrator with extensive experience in Web and SharePoint design and development, including project requirement capture, documentation, branding, and implementation. Ms. Cordle is excellent at providing technical solutions for complex business requirements and works with business owners to help the team deliver the best solutions.

Ms. Cordle is a graduate from George Mason's School of Management with a double major in Business Management and Marketing.


Joshua Merkel
Director of Privacy

Josh Merkel heads up Lunarline’s data privacy services team.  He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).  Josh is also a licensed attorney in both Washington, DC and his home state of California.  While his role as Director of Privacy does not entail the provision of legal counsel, his lawyerly experience gives him a unique perspective on client service that he uses to creatively solve problems, navigate the nuances of data privacy statutes and regulations, and efficiently create tailored privacy programs.

In addition to data privacy consulting, Josh acts as a subject matter expert supporting Lunarline’s HIPAA compliance assessments, and leads FISMA efforts for several clients.  He also manages Lunarline’s San Diego office, and developed the privacy and HIPAA courseware for Lunarline’s School of Cyber Security.

Josh helps clients integrate information security with data privacy programs; provides guidance on implementing any of numerous privacy frameworks (including NIST 800-53 Appendix J, FIPPs, OECD Guidelines, and several others); consults on HIPAA’s Security Rule, Privacy Rule, and Breach Notification Rule; and leads vendor privacy assessments.  Josh excels at creating cohesive solutions for clients that integrate several disparate elements and business units, and in doing so, helps his clients build sustainable, scalable governance programs.