Press Release

Coalfire Appoints Adam Shnider as Seattle Office Managing Director

October 5, 2011

Company Veteran to Guide Coalfire’s Expansion in Pacific Northwest

Louisville, Colo. (October 5, 2011) – Coalfire announced today that Adam Shnider has been appointed as the managing director of the Seattle office.

“Adam is a well-known and highly regarded security professional in the region,” said Rick Dakin, CEO and chief security strategist of Coalfire. “The northwest is home to some of the most innovative and influential companies in the country. That’s why we are doubling down on Seattle by promoting Adam, hiring more staff, moving to bigger offices and investing in the community.”

Adam joined Coalfire in 2009 as a senior security auditor and helped to expand the regional client-base and reputation for Coalfire. He has worked with more than 100 well-known clients over the past 10 years, including Microsoft, Boeing, and other national retail brands in the region on IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) projects. He is active in the Seattle’s ISACA and ISSA organizations and is an expert in managing compliance across of number of industries, including retail, financial services and healthcare.
“I came to Coalfire because of Coalfire’s clients, people and the leadership we’ve been able to demonstrate in virtualization, cloud security and mobile architectures,” says Shnider. “It’s exciting to be at the forefront of our industry.”

About Coalfire

Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire has developed a new generation of cloud-based IT GRC tools under the NavisTM brand that Coalfire clients use to efficiently manage IT controls keep pace with rapidly changing regulations and best practices. Coalfire’s solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley and FISMA. For more information, visit