WBO March Presenters
Frank Valdivieso, Founder, Gryphon Consulting, LLC
Frank Valdivieso is the President and CEO of Gryphon Consulting, LLC and has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) field. Gryphon Consulting is an IT services company that specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses effectively deploy and leverage technology in their organizations. Mr. Valdivieso started his career with EDS as a Systems Engineer and went on to hold senior IT management and business development positions at several systems integrator companies prior to starting Gryphon Consulting.
Mr. Valdivieso is the President of the Washington DC Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners, and is an alumnus of Leadership Prince George’s. Mr. Valdivieso is also on the Advisory Task Force for Voices for Innovation; which is a Microsoft-supported community of technology professionals and business owners. Mr. Valdivieso holds an MBA from George Washington University and a B.S. degree from the University of Florida. He is an avid golfer and football fan and in his spare time he enjoys photography.
Andrea Hence Evans, Esq., The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC
Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. launched The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, an intellectual property law practice, in 2007. Attorney Evans career path is unique since she worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for approximately 5 years as both a patent examiner and a trademark examining attorney after graduating from law school.
Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. received her juris doctorate from The George Washington Law School in Washington, DC., and is a graduate of Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia, where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelors of Civil Engineering, respectively.
She is a member of the Texas bar, a registered Patent Attorney, and a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Her firm currently represents independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small, medium, and Fortune 100 clients nationwide, and throughout the world. She is also the owner of a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program, KidGINEER, LLC.
Robert Jordan, Asset Protection Solutions (APS)
Robert Jordan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with 20+ years of experience in information sciences and information technology. The CISSP is the top technical security certification in the industry. He is a “Security Officer for hire” and the founder and Principal of Asset Protection Solutions LLC, a Maryland based Information Technology Security Company that focuses on providing IT security solutions and education to the public and private sectors.
Robert focuses on providing risk analysis, risk management, security design engineering, architectural and incident management subject matter expertise in a range of fields including but not limited to, Healthcare, Aviation, Retail, Government and Education. Robert holds a Masters of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Dayton.