The Team

Industry veterans who are domain experts that bring years of experienced leadership and counsel to our clients and consultants

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Founder & CEO

Derek Kalles

Prior to founding Kalles Group, Derek served the needs of enterprise companies as a business and technology consultant with Accenture. After several entrepreneurial ventures, he combined his interests in security, IT, and professional services in order to create a premiere consulting firm to help secure the future for PNW companies and communities.

Derek originally hails from the South Puget Sound and has an obsession interest in Airstream travel trailers.

Diane Jones
Director of Cyber Risk

Diane Jones

Diane's InfoSec career grew from a background in systems engineering, data analysis, and risk management. She has a passion for helping companies operationalize their security programs in a way that enables business objectives.

In off-hours, she balances multiple hobbies, including wine and music; she is a certified sommelier and the unofficial manager for her son’s rockband.

Director of Client Services

John Stephenson

John brings over 12 years of experience helping clients realize return on their top technology investments. He has provided thought leadership across business and technical roles to companies ranging from early-stage to complex, global scale.

On a normal Saturday, you’ll find John cooking pancakes for his 2 kids & working on home projects. He started a major remodel in 2017, and has made a lifestyle choice to never finish.

Jeanette Rogers
Director of Learning

Jeanette Rogers

Jeanette left the Bay Area years ago in search of grayer skies and more rainfall. Her career experience as an instructional designer, productivity expert, and all things learning pro has made life better for customers across the PNW.

When she's not designing innovative programs, you'll find Jeanette swapping cycling stories and reminiscing of the days she pedaled across the USA.

Marketing / Recruiting Lead

Bryon Scharenberg

Bryon has spent the bulk of his career focused on growing exceptional teams. He has experience recruiting and developing people in both the PNW and abroad, and has a passion for helping others succeed.

He nurtures his creative side with a hodgepodge of DIY projects and wishes he could spend more time eating Metropolitan Market cookies.

Paul Webb
Director of Business Development

Paul Webb

A West Seattle native, Paul has been meeting the security needs of customers for over 2 decades. He brings in-depth understanding of the cybersecurity industry and experience supporting clients across multiple business, security, and technology domains.

Paul is known as a straight-shooter in nearly everything, but according to his 2 teenagers, this doesn't include his golf game. On weekends, you'll find him competing on the golf course to prove that Dad's still got it.



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