With more than 25 years of investigation and security experience, Jonathan is the founder and leader of Bawn. He is committed to understanding client needs and delivering thoughtful solutions to best meet their information needs, improve their security posture, and increase business resiliency.
Prior to starting Bawn, Jonathan was a Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jonathan led several complex criminal and counterintelligence investigations, which included the dismantlement of international organizations involved in cybercrime and financial institution fraud. In doing so, Jonathan developed a skill for penetrating multiple levels of stolen identities to identify hard-to-find subjects and their locations. Jonathan eventually rose to become a senior executive at the FBI. He managed large-scale technical projects, identified best practices, and developed organizational initiatives for “leap ahead” gains for the agency. After completing his career with the FBI, Jonathan served as an executive at a rapid growth cybersecurity firm.
Jonathan is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He subsequently earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University and a Master of Science in Systems Architecture and Engineering from the University of Southern California. In 2018, Jonathan completed the Chief Information Security Officer program at Carnegie Mellon University.
With a passion for cybersecurity and client success, Jonathan has served as the Chair of the Virginia Area Maritime Security Council Cyber Subcommittee, which raises awareness of maritime-related cybersecurity issues with government, private industry, and industry association members. He most recently served as the Government Vice-Chair on ACT-IAC’s Cyber Community of Interest, which provides industry and federal government members opportunities to identify and provide solutions to critical cybersecurity challenges.
Special Achievement: Field Office Compliance Inspection 2018
Special Achievement: Acting Special Agent in Charge 2017
Special Achievement: Acting Chief, Cyber Operations Section I (Middle East/Counterterrorism) 2016
Special Achievement: Community Impact of Investigations 2015
Award of Merit, Washington DC Metro Police Department: Outstanding investigation 2013
Special Achievement: Management of National Security Information Technology Systems 2008
Exceptional Performance: Development of New Intelligence Collection Initiative 2007
Exceptional Performance: Outstanding Investigation 2004
Special Achievement: Outstanding Investigation 2002
FBI Director’s Commendation: Outstanding Investigation 1999
FBI Director’s Commendation: Outstanding Investigation 1997
Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC):
Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)
Security Essentials (GSEC)
Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Certified Incident Analyst (GCIA)
Certified Continuous Monitoring (GMON)
Certified Smartphone Forensics (GASF)