Our Team

Our company was founded by a team of principal management whose diverse and respectable career backgrounds span the U.S. Military and Wall Street. KNC stands for the first names of our three founders, Kelly, Nick, and Chuck. Kelly and Nick are Service Disabled Veterans of the United States Marine Corps. Chuck is the son of a World War II Veteran and is a huge advocate for veterans.

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Mr. Kelly C. Kendall, MBA, PMP, CMMC-CCP
CEO and President
Disabled Veteran (Marine Corps)

Kelly has extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, and IT. He served in the Marine Corps Infantry in the mid-1990s. His background is in Business Management, B2B Sales, Sales Management, and Marketing within the Information Technology, and Financial Services, and Insurance Industries. Kelly is an entrepreneur with an MBA from Colorado Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Chuck Buresh, MBA, PMP, CISSP, CISA, vCISO
EVP and COO

Chuck is a seasoned C-suite executive with extensive risk management experience.  He has successfully delivered extremely favorable results to substantial companies in major matters across several industrial sectors including state, local, and federal government agencies, education, and utilities.  Chuck has an MS in Cybersecurity Operations and Leadership from the University of San Diego, California, an MBA in Management and Operations from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a BS in Business Administration from Michigan State University. 

Our Cybersecurity Advisors

Jef Curtis

Jef Curtis

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

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Advisory Board Member

Dave Gilberts

David Gilberts

Cybersecurity Consultant

USMC Veteran

David Gilberts began his cybersecurity career in the United States Marine Corps in which he served as Communication Operations Officer (Captain), 3d Marine Division in Okinawa Japan. After retiring from the USMC, David has held product management, practice management, sales, marketing, and consulting positions at companies including MCI, AT&T, Level 3, Novacoast, Qwest, Infonet, Spectrum Enterprise, SubRosa, TCG, TelePacific, and XO. David holds a JD from the Seattle University School of Law, a Masters in Cybersecurity and  MBA from the University of Maryland University College, and a BS in Political Science from the University of Oregon. He has three grown children and lives in the Los Angeles area.

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Glen Haddox

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

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Board of Directors Member

Chris Newborn

Chris Newborn

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

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Board of Directors Member

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Jeff Brown

Cybersecurity Consultant, vCISO

State of Connecticut CISO

Albert Torres

Albert Torres

Cybersecurity Program Manager