Meet Our Team

Brian Honan
Brian HonanCEO & Principal Consultant

Brian is a highly experienced information security professional and is recognised as one of the foremost experts in cybersecurity. Over his career, he has managed and delivered information security projects and services to organisations of varying sizes, from SMEs to large companies and multinationals.

He has worked extensively with Government departments and agencies and is a trusted advisor for a number of bodies and think tanks, at national and international levels, in the area of cyber security. Brian is a former special advisor on cyber security to Europol’s Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), and has acted as an expert advisor to the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). Brian is also the founder and leader of IRISSCERT which is Ireland’s first Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Brian regularly presents at various industry conferences around the globe, has authored a number of books, and is a regular contributor to various industry publications.

Valerie Lyons
Valerie LyonsCOO & Senior Consultant

Valerie is an accomplished information security risk manager with extensive senior-level experience in the financial services sector. She has a proven track record in delivering business-driven information security services.

Her experience spans compliance, corporate and ICT governance, data protection, information privacy, cyber auditing, cyber project management, cyber risk management, cyber strategy and leadership and business process controls. Valerie designs and delivers a suite of bespoke technical data protection training programmes and workshops covering a vast range of topics such as Data Protection, ISO 27001, and general cybersecurity awareness.

Valerie is currently pursuing a PhD in DCU, researching organisation privacy protection. Valerie is a certified CISSP for almost 20 years, and holds a Master of Science in Business Leadership from University College Cork. She also holds a number of post graduate diplomas from the Irish Management Institute; 1) Cloud Computing Strategy, 2) Executive Coaching, and 3) Executive Leadership. Her undergrad is a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Trinity College Dublin.

Joe O'Reilly
Joe O'ReillyBusiness Development Manager

Joe O’Reilly is BH Consulting’s Business Development Manager, responsible for building and developing the company’s growth strategy.

Joe has been working in the area of sales and business development for over 30 years and is currently working with the BH Consulting management team to help the company grow its business and expand its service offerings.

Joe has a Bachelor Honours Degree in Business from NUI Galway, and a Diploma in Sales Management from DIT. In addition, Joe is a qualified Executive Coach and is an accredited member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Hamila Zadeh
Hamila ZadehSales and Account Manager

Hamila is a highly skilled and dedicated sales and marketing professional, with more than 10 years’ experience in sales, account management and digital marketing. A client orientated sales and account manager, Hamila manages many of BH Consulting’s accounts in Ireland, the UK, rest of Europe and the USA.

Prior to BH Consulting, Hamila has worked in the UK, Australia, the UAE and Ireland in B2C and B2B industries including finance, retail, energy, insurance and healthcare.

Hamila holds a Master of Science in Digital Marketing and Analytics from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education, from Oxford Brookes University.

Fearghal Keyes
Fearghal KeyesOperations Manager

Fearghal is a highly organised professional responsible for managing the day to day operations in BH Consulting, throughout Ireland, Europe, USA and the Middle East, driving timely delivery of work to all our clients

With almost 15 years’ experience in project management, account management and client delivery, he is passionate about ensuring that the client experience with BH Consulting is to the highest standard.

Fearghal holds an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and is Prince2 certified to Practitioner level. Before joining BH Consulting, Fearghal worked with other information security and IT consultancies, and also worked as a project manager in the construction sector.

John Mangan
John ManganHead of Sales

John is a very experienced sales professional with more than 10 years experience in the Information Security sector promoting security solutions and consultancy. John develops new business for BH Consulting as well as managing many of the company’s major accounts in Ireland, the UK, France, Italy, the USA and UAE.

Prior to working in the Information Security sector John was involved in the Electronic Payments industry and also worked in the Sales & Management Training sector, which included setting up and running a successful Training Services business for several years.

John holds the Certified Risk Manager qualification and has trained as a Lean Practitioner.

David Prendergast
David PrendergastSenior Consultant

A Senior Security and Compliance Consultant, David has been providing advisory and consulting services to in-house and external clients across the full industry spectrum for over thirty years. A former CISO, he has held security and operational risk roles in financial services, technology, manufacturing, health service, and local government organisations.

At BH Consulting, David works with various clients providing cybersecurity and data protection consultancy and advice. In particular David provides comprehensive security reviews, cybersecurity thought leadership, review and/or development of IT security and data protection policies, DPIAs, GDPR gap analysis and audit, general on-going advice in the area cybersecurity and data protection, and in many cases acts as the external chief security officer and data protection officer.

David has extensive experience in policy development and working to international security standards such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, and GDPR. He holds certifications in COBIT, CISSP, CISM, CISMP and ITIL.

Tracy Elliott
Tracy ElliottSenior Consultant

Tracy is a Senior Data Protection Consultant with more than 25 years industry experience. She is a highly qualified privacy specialist with considerable expertise in data protection, telecoms regulation, compliance & risk assessment, third party vendor management and standards certification and on-going compliance. Tracy is a very experienced manager of a broad portfolio of technical, legal, administrative and personnel management projects, delivering the highest standards to competitive, pressurised deadlines.

At BH Consulting, Tracy supports many clients in the provision of DPO as a Service, helping them in in establishing and leading an enterprise wide compliance framework and gap analysis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), identifying key changes and impacts to business processes and procedures.

Tracy is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner from the Law Society of Ireland, holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Dublin City University and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in chemistry from University College Dublin.

Gordon Kelly
Gordon KellyInformation Security Consultant

Gordon is an Information Security Consultant with over 25 years’ experience in various technical roles within the information security industry. At BH Consulting, Gordon provides GDPR gap analysis and tailored GDPR awareness and training programmes for clients. He carries out audits on, and provides advisory services on, implementation of the ISO 27001 security standard. He also conducts phishing campaigns, vulnerability testing and security assessments.

Prior to joining BH Consulting, he was an Information Security Analyst for LeasePlan. Previously, as business continuity recovery engineer for IBM.

Gordon holds a BTEC National Diploma in Computer Studies, a CompTIA Security plus certificate and Networking plus certificate. He is ITSQB certified in software testing, and recently completed the ISO 27001:2013 certifications in Risk Management and Implementation. He is a member of OWASP and the British Computer Society of Chartered IT Professionals.

Anne Marie Moore
Anne Marie MooreData Protection Consultant

Anne Marie is an experienced and dedicated professional with over 15 years’ experience in a range of project management, training and data protection roles in the public and private sector. At BH Consulting, she works with various clients providing data protection consultancy and advice services.

Her expertise spans financial services, FMCG, agri-foods and the health sector, with proven skills including collaborative client management, critical thinking, change management and efficient problem solving. Anne Marie prioritizes working alongside clients in order to achieve the desired results in a quick and efficient manner.

Anne Marie is a certified Data Protection Officer from the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, Maastricht University. She holds an honours degree in International Marketing and Languages from Dublin City University, an advanced Project Management Diploma from Dublin Business School and is PMP Certified.

Anne Marie O'Donnell
Anne Marie O'DonnellCybersecurity Analyst

As a Cybersecurity Analyst with BH Consulting, Anne-Marie’s role includes carrying out digital forensic investigations, vulnerability testing and security assessments as well as assisting on conducting phishing campaigns.

Anne-Marie has over 20 years administrative experience working in Australia, Ireland and the UK. Prior to joining BH Consulting, she completed her BSc (Hons) in Computing with Computer Security and Digital Forensics at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology and is now undertaking a part-time MSc in Computing (Applied Cybersecurity) at TU Dublin Blanchardstown.  She is also a member of OWASP.

Svetlana Baranov
Svetlana BaranovOffice Administrator
As an Office Administrator with BH Consulting Ltd, Svetlana’s role includes day-to-day data recording into accounting software, financial reporting, credit control and client relations.

With a Master degree in Economics and over 20 years’ experience in business administration and bookkeeping in Belarus and Ireland, she specialises in financial planning and problem solving strategies.

Amy Biddulph
Amy BiddulphSales & Marketing Administrator

Amy supports our Head of Sales and Business Development Manager in all activities both in Sales & Marketing. Amy qualifies inbound opportunities and prepares proposals and related documentation. She is in charge of updating the company website and social media accounts. She coordinates company events and carries out all marketing focused campaigns.

Amy has experience in the Retail and Logistics industry and her sales experience in the logistics industry is what lead her to a career in Sales & Marketing.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University with a specialism in Marketing.

Zoë Rose
Zoë RoseCybersecurity Analyst

As a Cybersecurity Analyst with BH Consulting, Zoë’s role includes carrying out audits on, and providing advisory services on, implementation of the ISO 27001 security standard. She also conducts security assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.

Zoë is a highly regarded hands-on cyber security specialist, who helps her clients better identify and manage their vulnerabilities, and embed effective cyber resilience across their organisation. Zoë combines deep technical expertise with extensive experience in designing and executing cyber security awareness programmes. A Cisco Champion and certified Splunk Architect, who regularly speaks at conferences, Zoë has been recognised in the 50 most influential women in cyber security UK, and the PrivSec 200.

Shruthi Dhananjaya
Shruthi DhananjayaCybersecurity Consultant

As a Cybersecurity Consultant with BH Consulting, Shruthi provides advisory services to help align clients information security processes and procedures to ISO 27001 information security standard. Shruthi also carries out carries out internal ISMS audits and security assessments for our clients.

Shruthi has over 6 years’ experience in Information Security. Her experience includes helping organisations to protect themselves against potential security threats and securing their personal and sensitive data, software, applications and logical & physical Infrastructure. Shruthi has achieved this by establishing various internal controls and validating the same through internal audits and assessments. Shruthi is very familiar with a multitude of Information Security and Data Protection standards such as ISO/IEC 27001, PCI DSS & NIST CSF, and data privacy regulations like EU GDPR.

Tom Knierim
Tom KnierimData Protection Consultant

At BH Consulting, Tom works with public and private sector clients managing projects and providing data protection consultancy. Tom has a professional GDPR certification from University College Dublin, holds a MSc in Business Analysis & Design from CITY University, London and a BA in Business Administration from OTH in Regensburg, Germany.

Tom is a business analyst with over 18 years’ in the IT industry working exclusively with air travel and border security technologies. His professional experience ranges across commercially focused roles such as technology trend research, market / opportunity assessment, content marketing as well as the facilitation of business planning / market intelligence processes at a globally operating IT service provider. He also managed a multi-year technology trends research program conducted with senior IT executives working for airlines and airports around the world. In 2018, Tom added the first aviation centric cybersecurity insight report to the research series to help raise the profile of the company’s newly launched Cybersecurity portfolio.

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