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Silent Sector Leadership

Get to know Silent Sector and you'll meet a team of passionate professionals that always put your and your organization first.


    Silent Sector's founders oversee all client projects and serve a team of vetted and credentialed, U.S. based cybersecurity professionals.
    Zach Fuller
    Partner, Head of Business Operations
    Zach Fuller
    Partner, Head of Business Operations

    Zach Fuller has built businesses in industries including website design, information marketing, ecommerce, real estate investment, private equity, and cybersecurity. He served as Green Beret in the U.S. Army, conducting highly sensitive combat operations in Afghanistan.  Zach was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and other decorations for his actions overseas. He later went into real estate investment and private equity, building an investor relations team for Caliber Companies and holding the role of Executive Vice President. He and his team raised well over $140,000,000 in private capital to fund residential and commercial real estate investments, making Caliber an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company in America. Zach is a founding partner of Silent Sector, where he is focused on changing the dynamic of the industry by showing the benefits and impact security brings to proactive organizations.

    Technical Certifications and Education:

    • John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School Graduate
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA A+
    • Certified Cyber Intelligence Professional (CCIP)
    Michael Rotondo
    Partner, Head of Compliance & Cybersecurity Operations
    Michael Rotondo
    Partner, Head of Compliance & Cybersecurity Operations

    Michael Rotondo has been engaged in all areas of IT over his 20+ year career which began with selling computer parts in the infancy of the IT industry during the era in the early 1990's and quickly transitioned to the operations side of the industry. Mike has been on the bleeding edge of technology in the Cyber Security Industry. Mike has held every position in IT from help desk to architect.

    Technical Certifications and Education:

    • CISSP-Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    • CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
    • CEH- Certified Ethical Hacker
    • CPT- Certified Penetration Tester
    • PCIP- PCI Professional
    • Member of ISC2 Phoenix Chapter
    Lauro Chavez
    Partner, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy & Research
    Lauro Chavez
    Partner, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy & Research

    Lauro developed an aptitude for computers & electronics at a young age. By age 10, he was experimenting with BASIC on an old Atari and by age 15 managing his own Windows NT domain at home. In high school he assisted teachers and students as a part of the high school computer help-desk team. After high school Lauro joined the US Army where he obtained more technical training in signal communications, cryptography, computer/network engineering and automation. It was during this advanced training that Lauro found he had an aptitude for identifying security flaws and stress testing applications and systems to validate integrity. Lauro provided system/network engineering and cyber-security support to U.S. Army base level communications networks and for sensitive missions during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. After eight years of active duty and an honorable discharge, Lauro began working for the Department of Defense.  He supported "black" projects like the Joint Strike Fighter and other highly sensitive endeavors being developed by the U.S. Air Force and NASA.

    Lauro went on to build his own cybersecurity consulting practice where he has helped over 40 organizations develop a cybersecurity program, maintain a strong security posture, and meet compliance initiatives such as PCI, COBIT, FIPS-140 and NIST.  His twenty plus years of experience spans the system/network engineering, architecture and GRC spaces. He is a founding partner of Silent Sector and privacy advocate.

    Technical Certifications and Education:

    • CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
    • Oracle Certified Expert - Oracle Solaris 10 Security Administrator
    • CCNP +S - Cisco Certified Network Professional + Security
    • PCI-P - Payment Card Industry Professional
    • OSCP - Offensive Security Certified Professional
    Eduardo Escobedo
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Eduardo Escobedo
    Chief Strategy Officer

    Ed is a seasoned Senior Executive with more than 40 years of experience and expertise in Cyber Risk Management, Global Operations, Program Management, Organizational Transformation and Operational Excellence.

    In addition to running the Information Security Business Office at PayPal, Ed established and led the Technology Risk Management function for the 1800-person global Technology Platform and Experiences division. He was also the Chief Information Officer for Apollo Education Group where he ran the organization’s student services global infrastructure. Ed has also held a variety of senior executive technology leadership positions at DHL and Charles Schwab. He has served on multiple Boards, including the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Meritus Health Partners and the Arizona Technology Council.

    Industry Expertise:

    • Financial Services
    • FinTech
    • Education
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Non-Profit
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Healthcare
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    Strategic Advisors

    Our Board of Advisors consists of incredible people coming from multiple industries, offering a wide range of expertise.  They bring new points of view and capabilities to Silent Sector from outside the industry.  This allows us open new doors while delivering a unique and truly outstanding client experience.  We greatly appreciate our advisors and thank them for their tremendous support!

    Scott Celley
    Principal, Trifecta Communications
    Scott Celley has extensive experience in senior government and corporate positions, leading both crisis and reputation management programs.  He is a principal in Trifecta Communications, a Phoenix-based government, public and community relations firm providing strategic advice and direction to organizations seeking to establish or enhance positive brand visibility and reputation in the marketplace. 
    Giselle Chapman
    Chief Performance Optimizer
    As a world leader in corporate sales for a Fortune 500 company and an entrepreneur, Giselle Chapman recognizes and shares with audiences that behind every success lies a level of passion that transcends the boundaries of money and power and is far more profound than “job satisfaction.”   Giselle works with organizations across the U.S. to develop high-performance cultures and raise the benchmark in their industries.
    Dale Micetic
    Organizational Consultant

    As a founder and owner of an industry leading commercial landscaped construction and maintenance company with a successful exit, Dale now supports emerging companies with business processes, accounting, planning, and optimization of business performance.  His tremendous leadership abilities and operational guidance supports companies in providing exceptional service for long-term stability and success.

    John Nickerson
    Principal, Coza Technologies
    John Nickerson has more than 25 years experience as an operating manager, corporate and management consultant. His background includes management responsibility for large-scale information services organizations, systems development and technical and general business management.  John is Principal of  Coza Technologies, providing large enterprise with interim and project based information technology leadership.

    Supporting the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

    Silent Sector supports up and coming cybersecurity professionals at Grand Canyon University's Canyon Ventures and Cyber Center of Excellence.  Silent Sector helps motivated students gain real-world experience in safe and controlled environments. 
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    Three steps to determine fit, create clarity, and define the path forward.
    1. Compatibility Discussion
    2. Initial Consultation & Scoping
    3. Leadership Consultation & Plan Review