References and Recommendations

Senior Security Solutions Consultant and Auditor
SHI
July 2011 – Current

"Christopher is an EXTREMELY talented individual who takes personal ownership & pride in everything he does. I was privileged to work with Christopher while running the SHI Security Solutions Group. Christopher excels at customer interactions...everything from ferreting out requirements to discussing potential solutions and implementing the solutions. He has the ability to easily transition between business discussions and technical discussions. His work is always top notch."
-- Michael McCracken, Director, Security & Risk Management Consulting Services, SHI on September 6, 2013

"As a security architect constantly seeking to improve his knowledge throughout the security domains, Chris has been a real pleasure to work with. He brings both professional presentation skills as well as substantial experience in a variety of security controls. I highly recommend Chris as either an engagement consultant or a member of a security team."
-- Garth Whitacre, Senior Solutions Architect, SHI on July 24, 2012

"I had the pleasure of working with Christopher as part of SHI’s Security Practice. I consider Christopher a mentor, as I would surely not be where I am professionally without his constant encouragement and on-the-fly lessons. The amount of support, motivation, and knowledge given to me by Christopher is a testament to his character and personal values. Most people in this field have specialties or niches they focus on, but there is not one area of IT Security (technically or theoretically) that I would not go to Christopher for if I had a question. Christopher has always been willing to take time out of his busy day to explain a new concept to me – and at the same time ensuring that I completely grasp the concept. Working with Christopher was an integral part of my development, and I hope to work closely with him in the future! "
-- Paul Lawrence, Systems Engineer, SHI on October 13, 2016


Information Security Officer / Security and Privacy Engineer
United Surgical Partners International
March 2009 – July 2011 (2 years 5 months)

“Chris is a very conscientious security professional. He is always on top of the latest twists and turns in his field. He is able to think through complicated issues and advise you to make correct decisions.”
-- Brad Yost, Director, Application Development, United Surgical Partners International on October 27, 2011

"Chris is a bright guy who handles security with skillful knowledge of the technology itself and the knowledge of how to handle delicate situations when needed. Top notch worker and person."
-- Brian Dilworth, System Administrator, United Surgical Partners International on September 23, 2011

“It was a pleasure working with Chris at USPI. Having had a some experience with the Information Security duties from my previous position at First American, I developed a great appreciation for the work he was doing at USPI. He is an enormous talent and has a fantastic way of working with the clients to help them understand where, why, and how the risks can affect them and what can be done to protect them yet maintain a business-friendly experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is searching talents like his.”
-- Tim Reemtsma, SharePoint Administrator, United Surgical Partners International on September 24, 2011

“I had the opportunity to work with Chris on several occasions on different projects at USPI. He always conducted himself professionally in meetings and had many things to contribute from the information security realm. He knows a great deal about information security and I could tell that he genuinely cared about the protection of our organizations information and integrity.”
-- Brian Culp, Service Management Process Analyst, United Surgical Partners International on September 26, 2011

“I worked with Christopher Marcinko for over three years at United Surgical Partners International. He worked as USPI's security officer. When Christopher arrived at the company he didn't know the challenge that he was about to face. I've seen a vast improvement in which security issues were handled. He was very proactive with USPI staff in resolving immediate and possible security threats. Chris is one of kind in his field and would highly recommend him to work for any company that requires such expertise. He works well with all of his colleagues and always willing to provide assistance when asked. Christopher would be a great asset for any company that is looking to hire him.”
-- Johnny Oh, Sr Systems Engineer, United Surgical Partners International on September 26, 2011

“I had the pleasure of working with Christopher for several years. He is an extremely knowledgeable and diligent professional; with a gift for being able to communicate effectively with peers through executives. If you are looking for a Security Officer with the drive and skills to accomplish any task you set before him, you need look no further.”
-- Scott Stankus, Database Administrator, United Surgical Partners International on October 2, 2011

"Chris is a bright guy who handles security with skillful knowledge of the technology itself and the knowledge of how to handle delicate situations when needed. Top notch worker and person"
-- Brian Dilworth, System Admin, United Surgical Partners International on November 29, 2011


Security Solutions Architect (TVMR / SIEM Service Offering)
Electronic Data Systems
July 2006 – March 2009 (2 years 9 months)

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Christopher on many IT security projects. He is a GREAT worker and teammate. I fully expect that he will excel quickly has he has a natural talent in this field. I would highly recommend him and know that he will become one of the "AAA" members on any team he is on!!!”
-- Randy Stroud, Chief Security Architect, Electronic Data Systems on April 16, 2009

“I’ve worked with Chris on several initiatives. I recall that, in each of the circumstances in which I’ve worked with Chris, he exhibited a desire to provide clients with exceptional service. I frequently received client feedback indicating that they were very happy with his deliverables. Further, because of his exceptional work, clients requested additional services. The fact that client’s recognized the value of his services and requested additional services is indicative of Chris’ work ethic and value to an organization.”
-- Tim McElheny, Director of Security Operations - Threat and Vulnerability Management and Response, Electronic Data Systems on March 15, 2009

“Chris is one of the brightest individuals I have had the pleasure working with during my eight-year tenure at EDS. We have been colleagues with both leveraged firewall engineering and on the implementation team for the Enterprise Security Event Management (ESEM). Chris and I work together on a regular basis-troubleshooting customer operational and implementation issues. I have found he is a great team member to work with in resolving these issues, which he does with the utmost professionalism. As a member of firewall engineering, Chris was a respected leader of the Plano security networking team and highly regarded as a key resource, critical thinker, and out-of-the-box problem solver. Chris has a strong understanding of the relationship between technology and EDS strategic business interests with a proven track record of managing large-scale network engineering projects in a large corporate environment. Chris was an expert in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance information technology infrastructures and applications to address complex business problems. He is extensively qualified in all facets of project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through implementation, documentation, user training and enhancement in a large international corporate environment. Chris provides excellent client services acting as a liaison between the EDS account teams and EDS technical groups for the resolution procedures for the variety of problems that occur at the application, firewall, network, and/or server level of the Infrastructure. His has strong EDS team networking skills with a proven ability to build and manage creative, highly energized, focused IT teams. Chris is a proactive, forward-thinking individual with high energy, and would be an asset to any information technology security team.”
-- Bruce Heard, Security Engineering, Electronic Data Systems on March 3, 2009

“I have had the opportunity to work with Chris on a number of projects and Chris has always demonstrated his vast knowledge in the security arena. It was a pleasure working with Chris and I would recommend working with Chris on any project where expertise and professionalism is required.”
-- Gabriel Fontenot, Network Architect, Electronic Data Systems on August 7, 2009

“I worked with Chris as a few of our deliverables crossed, mainly however when the team came together whilst working through issues and general direction of the Global ESEM service. Though we didn’t spend an excessive amount of time working on the same deliverables Chris showed that he is a highly organized and resourceful individual that expertly combines his knowledge of information security and people skills in delivering in large security projects. He always ensured that however complex the issue he would clearly explain the overall vision and individual tasks ensuring a full understanding of the requirements.”
-- Alan Pye, Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on March 18, 2009

“It is a pleasure to work with Christopher. He is very knowledgeable in the areas of System and Information Security as well as a diligent worker. Chris always will take charge and complete projects to the best of his ability and always leaves customers pleased. Very good team player, who takes pride in his work.”
-- Chris Bratton, Team Leader, Enterprise Security Event Management, Electronic Data Systems on March 17, 2009

“I've had the privilege to work with Chris on the EDS ESEM Team for almost a year. He is a very knowledgeable and talented Information Security resource. He has strong motivation to accomplish any task.”
-- Jerry Bilot, Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on March 17, 2009

“Chris is one of the brightest coworker that I’ve had the pleasure of working. He gets the job done no matter how hard, tedious, or obscured a task that was assigned. Chris is hardworking, studious, and always willing to share his vast technical knowledge with his teammates.”
-- Thien Pask, Senior Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on March 17, 2009

“Chris is an extremely detailed and thorough Solutions Architect. Peers look to him as the Subject Matter Expert on so many facets of the Security world, and he has provided guidance to me many times in such a way that I understood what was needed. Whenever our paths would cross on a project, my relief was total as I knew that Chris would ensure that all of the tasks were complete, correct, on or before schedule, and efficiently installed. He brings not only his expertise to the table, but also his engaging sense of humor. Those two qualities also motivate the rest of the team to do their best.”
-- Linda Anderson, Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on March 18, 2009

“I have had the pleasure to work with Chris on the EDS ESEM team, both as an admin and as a business analyst. Chris is hard working, very knowledgeable and has a strong technical background. Chris always went above and beyond when it came to completing projects as well as helping others. He was one of the teammates who were always willing to lend me a helping hand during my transition in roles throughout EDS. I always knew I could count on Chris for technical explanations as well as advice. It is my firm belief that Chris will be a strong asset at any role he takes on.”
-- Courtney Santo, Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on March 17, 2009

“I can recommend Christopher J. Marcinko as security solutions architect based on working experiences.”
-- Roel Schrevens, Infrastructure Architect, Electronic Data Systems on January 5, 2009

“Christopher Marcinko is the best Information Security Administrator that I have had the great opportunity to work with. He has been key in several ESEM projects and handled them all with the most professional and punctual delivery and attitude. Any task assigned to Christopher can be assured to have top notch handling and care.”
-- Preston Smith, Systems Analyst, Electronic Data Systems on January 5, 2009

“Christopher and I have worked together, from our respective teams under the same global security organization, on various security related projects over the last several years. He is a recognized subject matter expert in information and perimeter security and is a key resource for security at the enterprise level. His organizational strengths, detailed technical knowledge, and hands-on experience provide value throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. I confidently recommend Christopher.”
-- David Kee, Chief Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on March 18, 2009

“I worked with Chris on a few projects where he was the firewall engineer. He was detail oriented, quick to offer suggestions and overall, a pleasure to work with. He was my "go to" person for security questions after that - always willing to help out.”
-- Mark Janowski, Infrastructure Specialist - Senior, Electronic Data Systems on March 18, 2009

“Chris is a hard working and reliable team member. His ability to work with clients and exceed their expectations is astounding. By approaching problems and assignments in a methodical and meticulous manner Chris is able to complete projects and solve problems quickly and conclusively. Chris has an array of experience with technology and security, which allows him a great deal of autonomy as he accepts and completes assignments independently. When Chris takes on a project he will do his best to lead that project to its successful completion. Chris is a valued team player.”
-- John Stanley, Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on February 16, 2009

“Chris is not only knowledgeable in all areas of network security but has such a positive can do attitude he is a pleasure to work with. He was particularly knowing when it came to anything “firewall” but was a very quick study when it needing to learn a new technology or resolve a unique problem. I could always count on him to not only do thorough troubleshooting but also to explain the problems found in terms which could be clearly understood."
-- Sherrie Tucker, Infrastructure Analyst - Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on September 23, 2009

“Damn good engineer. Very discipline and pragmatic when it comes to following processes and procedures. Very process oriented. Always professional when performing his work. Has a very strong and solid background working with firewalls. His emails are well written. Takes pride in his work.”
-- Bill Orr, ESEM Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on March 16, 2009

“Chris has always been willing to provide extra support to ensure customer expectations are met and exceeded. He continues to provide technical leadership to other team members, always striving to help others increase their technical understanding.”
-- Brian Schnedler, Security Analyst, Electronic Data Systems on March 16, 2009

“Chris is very talented technically and is extremely intuitive with problem-solving. Chris accepts each challenge with a sense of excitement to find a resolution and improve the technical environment - and he does! His skills and his drive to deliver excellent service are appreciated by the delivery team and the client.”
-- Cindy Sofranko Fertenbaugh, Program Manager, Electronic Data Systems on December 26, 2008

“Chris Marcinko is a meticulous technical person. His attention to detail and inquisitive nature ensures that things don't fall through cracks. Chris is also very helpful and is a team player. Personally, it is also a pleasure to be working with him.”
-- Obie DelaCruz, Network/Security Administrator/Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on December 29, 2008

“Chris Marcinko is a precise and brilliant technical architect. His approach to problem-solving is kind of step-back: from the operations team we contact him as a last resort (as he is busy with higher level issues) when we are stuck in a dead end road; he reminds us to see the whole picture and provides some hints so we can find the solution "ourselves" :) Without his contribution most of the projects will never be finished on time. As his CV is impressive you may have missed the fact that as of December 2008, out of the 60,000 CISSP’s in the world, he is 1 of only 20 who possess all the three advanced ISC2 Concentration Certifications for Security Architecture (ISSAP), Security Engineering (ISSEP), and Security Management (ISSMP)!”
-- Jose Ignacio Pomes, Global Information Security - SIEM, Electronic Data Systems on December 30, 2008

“Chris not only provided a global security management solution for our client's very large, complex environment, but he also provided exceptional support. His dedication and great attitude proved invaluable during the implementation and subsequent support of the environment. We were always able to count on him to troubleshoot any issue at any time.”
-- Lynne Brady, Senior Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on April 24, 2009

“Chris is an extremely hard worker and always provides a tremendous effort. When asked to engineer a security solution, Chris always spent the additional time to thoroughly investigate and analyze all risk vectors. In addition if situations arouse which appeared to be conflict with corporate policy or architectural direction, Chris is not hesitate to identify the situation and force the appropriately level of management (no matter the level of management) to recognize the issue and either accept or mitigate the exposure. However, Chris understands that security standards are driven by the business and works diligently to balance security within the business.”
-- Bob Vail, Network Security Consultant, Electronic Data Systems on March 26, 2009

“Christopher J Marcinko is a detailed, technical, thorough and reliable Security Solutions Architect. I have known him for many years. His work and knowledge is unparalleled in the industry.”
-- Scott Hays, Infrastructure Analyst, Electronic Data Systems on December 22, 2008

“Chris provides network and firewall connectivity services to the programme I manage. He has shown diligence and has promptly dealt with his work and any issues.”
-- John Tehve, Infrastructure Analyst, Electronic Data Systems on December 21, 2008

“Chris is hardworking and knowledgable member of our virtual global team. Can be relied on to troubleshoot and resolve complex firewall/route and network issues. Good to work with at all times.”
-- Paul Moorhouse, Infrastructure Analyst, Electronic Data Systems on December 21, 2008

“Christopher is an exemplary workmate. He is highly trained, very dependable person. If he is working on something, that job will be done in time, perfectly. His skills are wide within IT and he wants to get better all the time. Helpful and reliable person. Excellent in communication too. That is why he is highly recommended!”
-- Peter Neumann, System Administrator, Electronic Data Systems on December 21, 2008

“When I am asked to work with Chris I know that my time wont be wasted. He knows is way around ESEM and its a pleasure to help troubleshoot something with someone who knows what he is doing.”
-- Joshua Name, System Administrator, Electronic Data Systems on December 22, 2008

“I worked with Chris for two and half years in ESEM at EDS. I had the pleasure of working with Chris on several projects. He continuously and humbly demonstrates his superior skills in networking, security issues, Expertise in Information Systems, customer relations, etc. He has always been willing to assist, and support others. I could always count on Chris to meet his commitments’ on time.”
-- Keith Stewart, Infrastructure Analyst with Enterprise Security Event Management, Electronic Data Systems on March 19, 2009

“I have had the pleasure to work with Chris on complex technical projects that utilized new technologies and deployment of these into steady-state environments. Chris has an excellent knowledge and skill set in administering security controls and drives process improvements to better deliver a complex service offering. He has a high degree of technical skills regarding management of firewalls, but he can easily learn and master new technologies dealing with many different technical disciplines. Chris has strong problem-solving skills and can take on tasks/workload in an independent manner while you can rely on the fact the work assigned will be completed on time and with the utmost quality.”
-- Michael Gill, Capability Manager, Electronic Data Systems on March 19, 2009

“I had the pleasure of working with Christopher only from a distance as we were working in separate regions for our common global SDN project. But I saw enough to know that he is a very good knowledgeable Security Solutions Architect that brought a vast security expertise to the project. He is very collaborative in his approach to moving projects forward, but never loses sight of the end customer focused goal. I enjoyed my interactions with Christopher over the past year and would welcome the opportunity to work with him in the future”
-- Alexander Jahn, System Administrator, Electronic Data Systems on March 20, 2009

“If you have a person on your team like Christopher J. it will be successful. He strives to achieve results and to finish projects on time or ahead of schedule. It was a pleasure working with him while he was at EDS.”
-- Eddie Shuler, Software Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on April 8, 2009


Security Solutions Architect and Lead (Enterprise Firewall Risk Audit and Lockdown)
Electronic Data Systems
July 2006 – October 2007 (1 year 4 months)

“Chris worked extremely hard on a tight time-line firewall project. There were many who thought that the effort could not be completed in the time given. Chris put in many hours and provided the team with the information that made the project a huge success. Without Chris' work on the project, it would have failed. His knowledge of firewall technology is excellent and he combines that with a great personality and strong work ethic. Anyone that has a chance to work with Chris and utilize his talents, would be wise to take advantage of it.”
-- Jason Harrell, Customer, Business Information Security Officer, Multi-National Bank on April 5, 2009

“I worked with Christopher on a project to audit and refine the rules on approximately 20 firewalls which protect a major bank. That project was a success in large part because of Christopher's drive and skill. I also discovered during that project that, in addition to using his knowledge and understanding of network security, Christopher had developed some software tools without which I do not believe the project would have ever been completed. It is consummate technicians like Christopher who have made EDS the success it has been over the years.”
-- Ed Lebeau, Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on March 18, 2009

“I am giving a recommendation to Christopher Marcinko as Security Solutions Architect -- Enterprise Firewall Risk Audit and Lockdown at EDS for the extraordinary work he did on the Firewall Lockdown Project.”
-- Susan Dickson, IDS Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on December 28, 2008


Security Solutions Architect (DLP Service Offering)
Electronic Data Systems
July 2005 – July 2006 (1 year 1 month)

“Chris' technical abilities set him apart from the crowd. He is passionate about his work and strives to deliver exceptional service. I enjoyed working with Chris and would welcome the opportunity to work with him in the future.”
-- Angela O. Rizzo, Client Delivery Executive, Electronic Data Systems on December 28, 2008

“Chris is very knowledgeable in security infrastructure and resourceful in problem-solving. His skills and willingness to help enabled him to achieve results. It was a delight working with him.”
-- Bob Yeh, Security Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on January 12, 2009

“Chris shows great insight and is an asset to any team with his ability to think out of the box. He is a pleasure to work with as he is willing to do what it takes to get the job done. His candor and sense of humor brings a smile even in the toughest of times with the most unrelenting deadlines. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Chris again at any time.”
-- Charlotte Rose, Security, Privacy & Business Continuity, Electronic Data Systems on April 8, 2009

“Christopher is an awesome resource to have on any team. He gets things done (well) and moves seamlessly from consulting, architecting and the nitty gritty detail of engineering to get the results the business needs. He is a true asset to any team.”
-- Pilar Baltar Abalo, Programme Manager, Electronic Data Systems on January 22, 2009


Security Infrastructure Specialist and Risk Auditor (Managed Firewall Service Offering)
Electronic Data Systems
November 2000 – July 2005 (4 years 9 months)

"I have had the pleasure of being both a co-worker and a friend to Christopher Marcinko. In and out of the office, Christopher conducts himself with integrity. He can be counted on not just to work hard, but to represent the organization in a positive light. He is a talented IT Senior Architect with excellent communication skills and possesses a very strong work ethic.

Christopher is the epitome of a consummate professional and will definitely add value to any organization that he collaborates with."
-- Monica Cain, Firewall Engineer / Firewall Administration, Electronic Data Systems on May 7, 2013

“Christopher is a dedicated and focused Security Professional. His Knowledge and experience will bring great value to any organization that needs a Security Professional. He is self-motivated and very professional in his work and Communications.”
-- Don McCullough, Manager - Global Network Security Engineering, Electronic Data Systems on February 2, 2009

“At the time I was a delivery network engineer for EDS working with Chris Marcinko. Chris was one of my favorite security guys with which to work due to his work ethic, drive to do the best for the client and detail orientation. I would recommend Chris to anyone, anytime, anywhere!”
-- Priscilla Dunbar, Solution Architect, Electronic Data Systems on February 4, 2009

“I worked with Chris Marcinko several occasions during my stay with EDS. He proved to be a very knowledgeable person with security networking and firewall services; as well as, someone that is very adaptable and a pleasure to work with. He showed great skill in organization for projects that we worked on together, and patience and perseverance for seeing things through. I hope to work with him again in the future.”
-- Cheo Codda, Network Security, Electronic Data Systems on July 31, 2009

“I worked with Chris on a few cross-functional projects during my time at EDS. On every engagement he would stand out from the crowd as an expert adviser regarding all technologies in the solution, not just his area of responsibility. I would jump at the chance to work with a professional of his caliber again.”
-- Brian Anderson, Security Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on June 24, 2009

“Chris is an outstanding Leader and Engineer. I've had the pleasure of working with him over the course of many years as part of a project, or while troubleshooting network issues, or during general design discussions. Having Chris on a project or as a sounding board to get past a difficult technical issue is a quick way to get to the desired result. He has a strong work ethic, establishes rapport quickly with project members and clients, and always will "tell it like it is". You can always count on Chris to provide you with an answer, drawn from his years of education and experience.”
-- Carl Skompinski, Senior Consultant, Electronic Data Systems on March 18, 2009

“Christopher is a well respected professional, and more than capable Security Specialist. I had the utmost confidence in his work when working with him. He is highly technical in his area of expertise, and pays close attention to detail.”
-- Brent Durocher, Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on January 5, 2009

“Chris is talented, motivated, and extremely intelligent. He is successful in both high-level design and low-level detail work, and has developed a high level of skill in network firewall solutions design and implementation. He never loses his sense of humor under pressure, and I enjoyed working with him on the firewall engineering team.”
-- Rich Myerly, Network Security Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on January 21, 2009

“Chris' strengths are that he is always open to learning new technologies and sharing information and ideas with his peers. Chris' work ethic is outstanding and he ensures all projects and issues are resolved in a very efficient manner.”
-- Kent Frederick, Telecom Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on March 19, 2009

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris in different capacities while we were on the same team and after we moved to other teams. He is an incredibly intelligent, knowledgeable and dedicated individual. Whose customer focus and willingness to assist his colleagues was amazing. His role as lead allowed him to mentor numerous people while still applying his extensive knowledge to resolve not only customer and security related issues, but process and management issues as well. He is a very well-rounded individual.”
-- Dena Johnson, Network Security Services, Electronic Data Systems on June 3, 2009

“Christopher was a dedicated, loyal, talented engineer. Chris was one of my first mentors when I joined the engineering team. He was patient, knowledgeable, and very professional. He always went above, and beyond to ensure the clients were satisfied. He has excellent writing skills. He really knows and understands technology, networking, and security. Chris would be an access to any company or team. He always gives 150% in all he does. He is a team player and a leader.”
-- Crystal Tyson, Network Security Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on March 13, 2009

“Chris and I worked through multiple, near-simultaneous, implementations of first-generation virtual firewalls. Chris was my firewall technical lead and I was his Project Manager. We were building mission critical infrastructure that had the capability to cost the company huge penalties if it didn't work the first time. We never failed. Chris brings a level of technical expertise and commitment to any project he's associated with. His "above and beyond", work ethic and his attention to every detail were valuable assets to my management of the project. I can only assume that since we last worked together, Chris' expertise has increased and that he is now more expert at computer infrastructure security and intrusion detection than when I had the pleasure of having him on my project team. I give my highest recommendation to Chris with the note that anyone who has the opportunity to engage him for any computer infrastructure security project should certainly do so.”
-- Randy Gilbert, Senior Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on December 23, 2008

“Christopher was extremely knowledgeable of our security infrastructure and was always helpful when contacted. His vast amount of knowledge along with his personal style made him easy as well as desireable to work with when we had security issues. He could communicate at a high technical level as well as a more basic level depending on the audience. Any company would do well having Chris as an employee!”
-- Gary Lykins, Technical Delivery Manager, Electronic Data Systems on December 29, 2008

“Christopher was a very focused and technical individual alway willing to lend a hand.He went out of his way to make sure the team never failed”
-- Shawn Graham, Infrastructure Analyst, Electronic Data Systems on February 10, 2009

“Chris is a dependable, hard working, detail oriented individual and was an integral part of the firewall engineering team at EDS. Chris was very proficient at processing our clients requests. I attribute that to his strong technical understanding of the clients environment and EDS's standards. Chris was always available to investigate problems even if it was an inconvenience for him. I look forward to working with Chris if the opportunity arises.”
-- Tony Antonacci, Firewall Administrator, Electronic Data Systems on March 25, 2009

“Chris has been fantastic to work with - technically excellent, speedy response to issues, and a cool dude.”
-- Trevor Norman, Project Manager, Electronic Data Systems on February 11, 2009

“Chris was the consummate professional while technical lead of the MF Engineering group. He was able to take exceptional technical knowledge and blend with a tremendous business sense to drive results.”
-- JT Stofer, Security Capability Consultant, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Christopher is a hands-on, results-oriented engineer who consistently performs at the top of his game. He is certainly one of the brightest people I have ever met. When connectivity issues of any kind arise, he is quickly able to determine the cause and resolve. His attention to detail enables him to perform his work without errors. I was always able to count on Christopher to complete his work on time and deliver exactly what was required. His knowledge of firewalls and networks is commendable. He is also a great guy to work with regularly!”
-- Betsy Barry, Threat, Vulnerability & Management PMO Team Leader, Electronic Data Systems on December 22, 2008

“I highly recommend Christopher Marcinko. When I first started in NSS at EDS Chris was my mentor. He is very knowledgeable both in theory and practice. He is reliable and will go the extra mile to assist. Not only are his acquired skills extensive, but he is also the type of person who tries to keep ahead of the curve, and has no hesitation putting in the extra work necessary to research any issues or questions.”
-- Sally Calvert, Network Security Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Chris has always been a detailed oriented individual that could quickly understand the issue and see the best solution for the problem. His ability to think outside the box at times helped to solve numerous issues with security problems and concerns. One could always turn to him for assistance and guidance in different areas of network security without fear. I always look forward to working with him and gaining knowledge from him.”
-- Joel Natt, Sr. Global Network Security Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Chris is a valuable technical resource and is quick to respond to requests. I have worked with him on projects and we were able to complete the projects successfully on schedule.”
-- Jon Blaylock, Technical Lead -- Firewall Administration, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Christopher is a well-versed person. Knowledgable, friendly, and always willing to lend a hand when needed. He has always been one that could provide answers to situations and never hesitates to offer assistance.”
-- Mary Giles, Information Security Associate, Electronic Data Systems on January 12, 2009

“As the lead Enterprise Architect for the Bank of America account within EDS, I had to rely repeatedly on Chris Marcinko as a lead security architect. He designed and implemented scores of systems for our team over the span of 3-4 years. He was always professional, delivered quickly, and most importantly, the quality of his work was excellent. I highly recommend Chris to anyone. He is technically skilled, but also communicates well, and that is a HUGE bonus when it comes to working with someone in a role like his.”
-- Garner Andrews, Enterprise Architect, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Chris Marcinko has a great balance of technical knowledge, including ports and protocols, networking and security policies and the ability to communicate that knowledge to clients. He was always an appreciated voice for security standards and solutions and an asset to any project we worked on together!”
-- Marsi Lewin, Information Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Chris was a good employee, always willing to put in whatever time and effort was needed to get the job done. He made sure that the client was happy. I'd like to have Chris on my team again!”
-- Kathy Palmer, Technical Delivery Manager, Electronic Data Systems on January 26, 2009

“I had the opportunity to work with Chris on the firewall engineering team. Chris always challenges the status quo and drives to do it better, faster, cheaper and expects the same of others. By doing so, Chris always produces the best result possible. Chris stays current and up to date on security technology. Team members often consult with Chris as a subject matter expert. Chris is passionate about his work and it is contagious by elevating the team’s performance.”
-- Cindy Hickerson, Solution Architect, Electronic Data Systems on March 20, 2009

“I worked with Christopher over a span of three years while supporting complex extra-net requests for a major national banking firm. Chris is dependable, knowledgeable and conscientious. To complete our projects, we had to work with people with varying levels of technical experience. One of his greatest attributes is his ability to communicate effectively under those conditions and to guide the team to a successful technical solution to the situation.”
-- Tom Finger, Project Analyst, Electronic Data Systems on March 19, 2009

“I have had the pleasure of working with Chris in supporting our clients bringing his depth of his technical knowledge and understanding of Security/Firewall Engineering. The integrity, work ethics and contributions by Chris were valued by his team and customers.”
-- Lana B. Rudolph, Delivery Manager, Electronic Data Systems on April 8, 2009

“Christopher is a terrific worker, he works hard and has a great work ethic. Chris has a "get the job done attitude", but he is pleasure to work with. I would work with him in the future.”
-- Keith Magiera, Network Engineer, Electronic Data Systems on March 31, 2009

“Chris is a bright hard working individual. When working with Chris you were always kept up to date on the status of the project, and never had to guess where milestones were at. He is a very good communicator.”
-- Mark Molenda, Senior Consultant, Electronic Data Systems on April 6, 2009

“Christopher was the firewall engineering lead on a very complex project to separate the network of a piece of business that was divested. He was a real joy to work with as he consistently met the objectives of the project regardless of how many times the requirements changed. He always came to the table with a positive attitude, a winning team spirit, great knowledge of firewall security and a sense of humor. My client still recalls the security project fondly in large part to the contributions of Christopher.”
-- Mark McGough, Senior Consultant, Electronic Data Systems on March 31, 2009

“I had the pleasure of working with Chris on a number of engineering projects that required network and firewall disciplines. Chris has demonstrated his knowledge firewall technologies across the board. As a great team worker and individual contributor, he is always available to assist his colleagues. I’d recommend him with any project that requires the very best in firewall engineering.”
-- Gabriel Fontenot, Network Architect, Electronic Data Systems on April 6, 2009


Team Lead, Systems Administrator, and Quality Assessor (Remote Desktop Support)
Electronic Data Systems
May 1998 – November 2000 (2 years 7 months)

“Chris is one of the brightest employee that have worked for me. His technical knowledge on his specialty was the best in the group. There wasn’t an issue that Chris couldn’t handle. Clients would often call and ask that Chris be involved with their changes or outages.”
-- Richard Penrod, Program Manager, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Chris Marcinko is a reliable, detail oriented employee who will roll up his sleeves and dig into a problem or situation until a resolution can be found. Chris thrives on gaining knowledge to be able to help his team, the company, and the client. Chris was an excellent resource during the time the organization was focused on training, certification, and audits for quality management.”
-- Darlene Wilhite, Programme Manager, Electronic Data Systems on January 9, 2009

“Chris is an incredibly intelligent individual and a pleasure to work with. He knows how to roll his sleeves up and get the job done no matter what the circumstances and he is able to do whatever it takes. He makes work fun and is certainly capable of any task that is put before him. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Chris at any time.”
-- Brian Bouska, Product Manager - Network Portfolio, Electronic Data Systems on December 19, 2008

“Chris was a source of inspiration and motivation to me personally as my dealings with him improved my skills and knowledge of remote access at EDS. He always made time to share his knowledge and understanding of the technologies with me so that I would be better equipped to perform my job and continue in the knowledge sharing of these technologies to the rest of my team. Chris was always a go-to person when the going got tough as his understanding of the remote systems enabled the advanced troubleshooting processes that would identify issues so they could be addressed. I recommend Chris to anyone interested in a technical professional who really devotes the time necessary to see a project as it relates to the whole environment and truly understands the project's place as it interfaces with the rest of the business systems, in addition to being able to pass on that knowledge for the sustainability and continued support of the project beyond deployment.”
-- Penny Lindsey, Systems Administrator, Electronic Data Systems on February 7, 2010

“Christopher and I worked on separate tasks on different sides of the EDS Team; however, on many occasions he used his expertise and technical knowledge to achieve the same goals and standards for our mutual clients. He has outstanding communication skills and the ability to have a broad view of the whole picture to accomplish a unity within the project.” -- Vickie Wakely, Human Resource Specialist, Electronic Data Systems on December 24, 2009

“I worked with Chris for several years at EDS. He was always very knowledgeable in all aspects of his job and was always willing to help out with tough issues. He was an awesome person to have on a team with you. I would work with Chris again anytime.”
-- James Davenport, Help Desk Coordinator Senior, Electronic Data Systems on February 9, 2009

“During my time at EDS I have worked with many highly competent people in various technical disciplines. Christopher is one of those bright stars that I will remember as intelligent, professional, attentive, and personable. One of the great things I can say is that I only had to tell him something once. This made working with Christoper enjoyable because he actually absorbed what I showed him, whether it was about MS Exchange or MS Outlook functionality, my areas of expertise. Later, when the tables were turned, and I needed his assistance with some network security issues he was able to help me not only understand the issue, but oftentimes resolve it quickly. It is my firm belief that Christopher would be a valuable asset to any employer.”
-- Nate Couch, MS Exchange Administrator, Electronic Data Systems on March 19, 2009

“I have worked with very smart, highly technical people in various disciplines. Christopher is one of those people that I will remember as intelligent and very professional. Christopher is a very good admin and focuses on the Customer and repairs the problem the first time. It is my firm belief that Christopher would be a valuable asset to any employer.”
-- Weldon Denny, System Administrator Senior, Electronic Data Systems on March 23, 2009