Meet The Team
The Novawatch Management Team oversees each project, working alongside our IT security specialists to ensure your company has a successful engagement.
Your IT infrastructure is key to your business. Your data security is of the utmost importance, and we know that when it comes down to protecting your company from cyber attacks, speed and accuracy are critical in ensuring your protection.
Our certified security professionals will deploy best-in-class detection solutions tailored to your custom environment to ensure a smooth deployment process so you can focus on the areas of your business that matter most.
Michael Vitolo is an information security, compliance, and management expert. His experience spans several dynamic industries: financial services, technology, hospitality, and high-volume retail, all sectors where proprietary and personal information are central assets to be protected. With a sharp eye for potential cybersecurity threats, he is a principal leader of Novawatch driven to help client organizations avoid these risks.
With more than two decades of leadership experience in the field and as the founder of Novawatch, Mr. Vitolo sets and refines the company’s mission and strategic vision while staying at the forefront of industry trends to add value to relationships across the company’s client portfolio. Michael Vitolo leads his hand-chosen team of experts to bring best-in-class cybersecurity technology solutions and services to the market. He leads with the mission to make every client enterprise as data-secure as possible.
Certifications: PCI-QSA • PA-QSA • CISSP • CISM • CISA • CGEIT • CRISC • OSWP
President | CEO
Dominick Vitolo brings expertise developed over more than a decade of hands-on leadership in cybersecurity, risk assessments, penetration testing, and project management. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Novawatch, he heads the cybersecurity and security services practice for the company. With his extensive leadership and history of success in progressively more complex assignments, he leads Novawatch with an invaluable skill set built on innovation and fueled by a passion for the field. He is driven to lead the firm to help clients anticipate and meet all security challenges.
Mr. Vitolo leverages industry best practices as well as proprietary Novawatch management tools to guide clients through strategic data security decision-making. And with a long history of project management experience in a diverse range of client industries, he leads the Novawatch organization to be a trusted cybersecurity resource and service provider while always delivering on aggressive deadlines and the highest quality expectations. Dominick Vitolo has the client focus and subject matter expertise to make Novawatch the obvious best choice among cybersecurity alternatives.
Certifications: PCI-QSA • PCIP • GPEN • ASV • CISM
VP of Security Services
Gregg Martin boasts extensive expertise in developing and leading consulting and managed services practices for cybersecurity and compliance firms. Additionally, he has developed and led technical pre-sales and sales overlay functions for cloud and cybersecurity. Accumulating over two decades of industry experience he has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities in various capacities, ranging from early-stage startups to global enterprises. Gregg’s professional endeavors have taken him across eight countries where he successfully delivered and operated numerous projects.
Gregg has held various executive, leadership, and contributor positions with other renowned companies throughout the cybersecurity industry. As Vice President of Security Services, Gregg’s foremost responsibility revolves around developing and implementing an innovative service strategy that aligns with Novawatch’s overarching goals and objectives. Drawing on his deep understanding of the security landscape and industry trends, Gregg meticulously analyzes the market to identify emerging opportunities and formulate comprehensive strategies to capitalize on them. By staying ahead of the curve, Gregg enables Novawatch to deliver cutting-edge security solutions and remain competitive in the dynamic market.
Certifications: CISSP • CEH • ITIL
VP of Sales & Marketing
Jerry Abowd offers an invaluable mix of technical aptitude, relationship building skills, and a curious, client-first approach to ask good questions, listen, and understand needs. Throughout his career, he has helped clients harness technology to achieve business goals. With a passion for cybersecurity and the challenges Novawatch overcomes for its clients, Jerry uses a consultative, goal-oriented approach in every engagement to understand client goals and engage the Novawatch team of experts to meet or exceed every expectation.
Jerry has been a hands-on business development leader and project manager from early in his career, using an ever-developing skill set and drive to succeed that puts him in the position to truly understand client concerns and pain points as well as solutions available to address them. He also leverages internal relationships and deep knowledge of the firm’s capacity to match Novawatch experts to client engagements. Combined with near-limitless energy, creativity, and commitment to client success, Jerry Abowd is here to help current and future Novawatch clients protect themselves from all security threats with best-in-class solutions and services.
Director of business development
Heather Dyer is a seasoned sales professional with over 15 years of invaluable experience in driving business success. With a proven track record of dynamic business development and ownership, Heather has consistently achieved remarkable growth throughout her career. A visionary leader, Heather places a critical focus on cultivating and nurturing partnerships and client relationships that stand the test of time. Her adept ability to forge strong connections has been instrumental in fostering business longevity and sustained success.
One of Heather’s standout capabilities is her talent for building and empowering high-performing teams. Her leadership style is geared towards enabling teams to achieve exceptional results while addressing client needs and concerns with precision. In every endeavor, Heather Dyer maintains an unwavering commitment to driving business growth. With a sharp strategic acumen and a relentless pursuit of excellence, she consistently elevates Novawatch to new heights, making her a true asset in the realm of sales and business development.
SR MANAGER OF SECURITY SERVICES
Andrew Haslett is a Security Engineer and Lead Incident Response Specialist at Novawatch. Andrew and the entire 24X7 operations center at Novawatch are continually monitoring, probing, and assessing clients’ networks to identify vulnerabilities before malevolent actors do. Combined with ongoing threat responses, including rapid reactions to novel exploits and ongoing client education and remediation work, Andrew brings comprehensive service and expert knowledge to his role. The proactive posture he leads, with results backed up by in-depth client reporting to document the value added, gives Novawatch clients the peace of mind of knowing there is a dedicated group of professionals always vigilant to protect their digital assets.
Andrew has in-depth knowledge of threat detection, malware analysis, and digital forensics / incident response (DFIR) that comes from extensive hands-on work in the field. Complementing his expertise is the passion to stay far ahead of those who would breach and disrupt client networks. Andrew Haslett and his team offer their commitment to deal with every threat, from active attacks to potential risks. And with a learning mindset, he and the Novawatch team are continually enhancing their abilities with mock threat exercises. Andrew leads an organization designed from the ground up to protect clients in the digital domain.
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