David A. Nelson, Jr. CISSP
Founder and CEO
Dave is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 25 years of cybersecurity and technology experience. He is a Fellow with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and has led cybersecurity and technology organizations in both the public and private sector.
In 2008, Dave founded Pratum, which was one of the first pure play information security companies in the Midwest. With the mission of solving information security challenges based on risk, not fear, Dave built the Pratum team to provide organizations with objective assistance in addressing their cybersecurity challenges. Today Pratum is considered a leader in vCISO and security operation center services with clients across the nation.
In his free time, Dave enjoys classic cars and spending time outdoors with his family. He lives in Ankeny, Iowa with his wife and four children.
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Chief Administrative Officer
Jordan is an innovative leader with a spirited drive and desire to connect with others. He has a passion for business strategy and collaboration. As CAO, he is responsible for leading the administrative functions of the company including accounting, HR, and marketing.
Jordan has a proven history of success in business administration and marketing. He is a former Project Manager and Creative Director for a leading technology company. Prior to his internal move to CAO at Pratum, Jordan served as Marketing Director where he was responsible for increasing brand awareness and building brand trust within the Information Security sector. During his tenure as director, he successfully developed and executed the company’s corporate rebrand.
The Iowa native graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drake University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Communications from Hawkeye Community College. He lives in Johnston, Iowa with his wife and two children.
Steve Healey, C|EH
Chief Technology Officer
Steve is a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) with over 10 years of technology and security experience. He has extensive experience with network and web application penetration testing, social engineering, digital forensics, and security architecture. Steve is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Megan Soat, CISA
Director, Security Services
Megan is responsible for leading Pratum’s information security consulting and security operations teams. She is focused on team leadership, process improvement, and overall service delivery. Megan specializes in the information security risk assessment and IT audit process, leading incident response teams, and guiding organizations toward HIPAA, PCI and FISMA compliance.