Addressing ever-increasing cybersecurity gaps and threats, simplifying regulations, and developing best practices in Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance since 2012.
We’ve designed a system to enable our clients to become more self-sufficient in managing their security environment and created a platform to automate data collection, analysis, and streamline processes across multiple security frameworks at once.
Our diverse team handles every project with precision, care, and full awareness of the latest regulations, standards, and guidelines.
Every member of our team is dedicated to providing the best-in-class customer support to enhance your experience working with us.
President and Founder
As an Enterprise Risk Leader with over 15 years of Business and Security Technology Leadership experience, Max delivers DoD-tested security strategies and compliance that safeguard mission-critical IT operations.
Trained and excelled in The United States Air Force, he maintained and tested the InfoSec and ComSec functions of network hardware, software, and IT infrastructure for global networks — both classified and unclassified. He drove the Information Assurance (IA) programs for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
In 2012, Max founded Ignyte Assurance Platform, and seven year later it’s educational subsidiary, Ignyte Institute.
Chief Operating Officer
As an accomplished leader, Aaron brings over 28 years of experience in business and risk management operations. He has extensive expertise across multiple industry sectors, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, defense, and federal government. Aaron has guided companies in defining their organizational strategies, leading strategic initiatives, and improving overall operations and corporate risk practices.
Aaron McCray serves as a Commander in the United States Navy, with over 25 years of experience executing strategic initiatives, organizational management, intelligence, research, and analysis. His leadership and subject matter expertise were vital in providing direct support to US Navy technology transformation projects, integrating critical military operations, and training the next generation of Naval warfighters.
Aaron holds a master’s degree in strategic management from Oakland City University and a bachelor’s degree in operational management from Wilberforce University. In addition, Aaron holds various industry certifications in cybersecurity such as CISSP, CISA, CRISC, HCISPP.
Eric Tilds is an Enterprise Risk Leader with over 20 years of C-Suite Legal and Risk Management experience.
He’s a former COO at Entrega, a Tier-1 supplier of technology services to the automotive industry. Eric has gained nine years of experience as EVP, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Logicalis, a global information and communications technology service provider. And prior to that, he served as VP, Legal & Administration for Netarx, LLC, overseeing all operational functions including legal, purchasing, human resources, administration, and vendor relations during a twelve-year period of explosive growth, culminating in an exit to Logicalis.
Eric joined Ignyte as General Counsel providing guidance on MSA, SOWs contract work products, advising on sub-contractor agreements, and supplier-related issues.
He is a Michigan State Bar Member and a Faculty Member at Practising Law Institute. He holds multiple degrees from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, including an MBA and JD, Law.
Susan Graf has over 20 years of experience with client relationship building, cross-functional teams, and business analysis. Thanks to her diverse technical background, soft and hard skills, Susan plays multiple roles in the Ignyte Leadership team. She oversees client and partnership relationships, client contracts, marketing activities, as well as managing corporate certification/accreditations, and takes responsibility for the internal and external communication and documentation management.
Previously, Susan led Customer Relations and was a Product Owner for a major Governance, Risk and Compliance solutions provider where she acquired tremendous experience and insight into the business management side of client-facing operations and product development.
Susan has a Bachelors in Media and Communication with a concentration in Technical Writing and is a certified CUERME.
Technical Operations Manager
Josh brings over 7 years of cybersecurity and direct regulatory experience to promote a reasonable national cybersecurity standard. As an Ignyte cybersecurity associate, he is an expert in cyber technology implementation, skilled in rapid tactical response on technology-based cyber audits, oversees technical implementations involving security migrations, upgrades, and enhancements to advanced security measures.
Josh also serves as a customer security analyst regarding regulatory technology compliance focusing on applying practical technology architectures and implementation to enable risk mitigation, incident response, vendor management, and corporate security awareness.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Cincinnati, concentrating in Networking and Cybersecurity. He holds certificates in CMMC, FedRAMP, Security+, and Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) Training.