Brian has joined the Everest team as our first Chief Technology Officer. He brings with him decades of experience in the worlds of digital forensics and electronic discovery, and is working with our team to plot a course for the future of the company and the technologies we use to service our clients and keep their data secure.
Prior to joining us at Everest, Brian and his wife founded Wolfinger Forensics in 2016 after his retirement from LDiscovery. He has merged that company with Everest, adding thorough, fairly-priced services in the arenas of digital forensics, data collection, and online investigations to our roster of services. He has been involved in the digital forensics community since the late 90s and has deep expertise in all facets of legal technology.
Brian is one of the original four people who opened LDiscovery in 2005. He was brought aboard to be the architect of the technical infrastructure and service offerings of the business. He retired in June of 2016 as CISO and VP of Technology after 11+ years, 10 acquisitions and 2 successful recapitalizations. Brian supported the growth of that organization; from creating its first forensic lab in a spare bedroom in his home in Philadelphia, to becoming a global force in the eDiscovery marketplace with (at the time of his retirement) sales over $100MM annually, 300+ employees, and data centers across the US and in Europe.
He coordinated the corporate IT architecture that supports all services, created their security infrastructure, obtained ISO27001:2013 certification for LDiscovery’s eDiscovery practice, and was the in charge of the Software Development Division. He was the creator of LDiscovery’s RCMgr® suite of self-collection tools, and in addition to his Executive Management responsibilities, he provided expert witness analysis and testimony on Digital Forensics, E-Discovery process/procedures and other technical topics.
Before joining LDiscovery, Brian was a Manager of the Emergency Response Services at the industry-leading internet security vendor ISS (Internet Security Systems) and responsible for the investigation of computer security incidents at Fortune 500 Companies and Government Agencies.
Prior to his time with ISS, Brian was a Detective and Sergeant at the Philadelphia Police Department. As the lead investigator of the Economic and Cyber-Crime Unit, he designed and built the District Attorney’s digital forensics laboratory, investigated computer crimes, and examined digital evidence for the city’s prosecutors. He developed courses based on his investigations for the National Advocacy Center and used them to provide training for investigators and prosecutors at the local, state and federal levels.
Brian holds multiple security and digital forensic certifications. He has lectured for Carnegie-Mellon University, the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute, and dozens of other institutions. He designed digital forensic and information security curriculum for, and has served as adjunct faculty for, both Community College of Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill College.
Brian and his wife have a large, blended, family in suburban Philadelphia. He has been involved in the creation of multiple companies, and along with enjoying the entrepreneurial process, he enjoys coaching youth football and supporting programs that help children such as Philadelphia Police Survivors’ Fund, the Krimson Foundation, the Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club, Montgomery United Youth Soccer, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals Soccer Club, Lansdale Cannoneers Football and Cheer and North Penn Youth Wrestling.