Carl has over 20 years of experience working as a cyber security practitioner and strategist.  He has operated across numerous industries and has recently been focused on advising healthcare, life sciences and financial services clients on solving complex challenges associated with data protection and compliance concerns.  He has led a myriad of projects during his career transforming and enhancing client cyber programs toward achieving their desired state of maturity.

Carl has extensive knowledge and direct experience across the lifecycle of cyber security disciplines and related frameworks as well as regulatory and compliance considerations such as:

  • FedRAMP
  • CMMC
  • NIST
  • ISO

In various leadership roles throughout his career, Carl spends time advising client executive, audit and compliance Boards on the state of their programs, industry challenges and leading strategies to help protect their information assets from bad actors.  Carl is also a frequent guest presenter on cyber podcasts, webinars and industry roundtables


MISA – Finance, Marketing and IT, Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business


Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Music performing and composing, mostly on the guitar but some on the piano

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Do what you love and love what you do!

Who was your role model?
Howard Roark (the protagonist from the book “The Fountainhead”)

What was your childhood dream?
To be a professional athlete (I played soccer, football, baseball, tennis and volleyball so everyone of those sports I dreamt about being the best)

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Buy Amazon stock in the year 1999 . . . and never stop practicing the things you are passionate about.

People would be surprised to know that I…….
Played in a Grateful Dead cover band

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
That I ran a wireless device software development firm while at the same time working as a full-time Cyber VP at PNC Bank (unbeknownst to the Bank)

What was your first job?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Paper delivery boy

Do you have a “motto?”
Seek inspiration and aspire to be inspiring

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Pick up a guitar, play basketball, read a book or play with my dogs

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Identify what you like to do and work at becoming the best you can be at that particular interest. . . .the money will follow.

Our Thoughts On


Big Problem: Accurately Gauging Employee Credit Card Usage.

Big Thinking: Revised Policies To Safeguard Client Funds.

KIM GRIFFITH has more than 30 years of accounting experience and specializes in providing audit, tax and business consulting services to not-for-profit and governmental clients. She joined Schneider Downs in 2016 and provides clients with a range of services including budgeting, account systems, reviews of policies and procedures and strategic planning.
One of Kim’s clients operates multiple community-living homes and was struggling to determine if employees were using their company credit cards appropriately. Through audit procedures, they were able to uncover questionable transitions and change the credit card usage policies. “We were able to identify a new purchasing card provider for our client and assess the data that they could utilize under this new system,” said Kim. “That way, they can more effectively monitor the transactions through automated reporting which safeguards the client’s funds.” Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

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