Cybersecurity: Protecting your Growth

Cybersecurity: Protecting your Growth

Cybersecurity risks challenge your business development. You need to address the bad risks so you can take the good risks that let you grow and maneuver to stay ahead of your competition.  You also need expert insights into cyber risk and how you must defend your organization and protect your growth.

Jennifer Summers

Jennifer Summers

Jennifer Summers serves as assistant counsel for HORNE where she offers legal advice to senior leadership and administration regarding issues affecting the organization and its specific decisions.  

Sarah Duncan

Sarah Duncan

Sarah Duncan is a manager in the cyber practice at HORNE where she serves as an account executive. She specializes in assisting and educating clients on proactive cyber services that help secure their organizations, minimize risk, and fulfill compliance responsibilities.

Joey Lee

Joey Lee

Joey Lee is the senior marketing and communication manager at HORNE where he oversees the communication and public relations aspects of the department. He serves as the client relationship manager for external clients and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communication and marketing plans.

Daniel Kutch

Daniel Kutch

Daniel Kutch is the chief financial officer at HORNE. He leads the accounting and finance team, oversees the financial reporting and forecasting for the firm, manages the firm’s financial reserves and investments and provides overall strategic direction to the managing partners and the board of directors.

Brett Watkins

Brett Watkins

Brett Watkins is a senior manager at HORNE who specializes in developing and implementing innovative programs to improve employee health and productivity. He is passionate about educating, guiding and assisting employees achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Doug Capellman

Doug Capellman

Doug Capellman is a senior manager in HORNE’s data and technology group, where he serves as an information security manager. He manages assurance activities related to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business information in compliance with the firm’s information security policies.

Vipin Prasad

Vipin Prasad

Vipin Prasad is a senior manager in the business process solutions practice at HORNE where he serves as a technical business analyst/project manager. He specializes in business analysis, requirements analysis, current-state assessments, communication and helps liaise and coordinate future-state recommendations and solution delivery.

Katie Crow

Katie Crow

Katie Crow is the director of human resources and talent acquisition at HORNE. She leads her team and serves as a strategic partner to instill a positive culture of empowerment, recognition, engagement and continuous improvement in process and procedures.

Rory Tyer

Rory Tyer

Rory Tyer is the director of learning and organization development at HORNE and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He supports Tara Chrisco by overseeing POD team members who design and deliver firm-wide training, which includes everything from HORNE 101 (the first week experience) to the Partner Development Program for prospective firm partners to strategic planning and area-specific trainings requested by practice groups.

Peter Graves

Peter Graves

Peter Graves is a technological solutions architect at HORNE. He is responsible for process automation solutions, data integration, and the design, development, testing and implementation of data-driven applications.

Brad Pierce

Brad Pierce

Brad serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for HORNE where he leads cyber security programs and initiatives for the firm. He manages offensive cyber security operations for HORNE and its clients, where he leads on collaborating with executive leadership teams to strengthen their security posture.

Matt Akin

Matt Akin

Matt Akin is a service transformation team senior manager with extensive Public Assistance (PA) Disaster Recovery and Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program experience. He performs business analysis, process improvement, and system automation development for both PA and CDBG-DR oversight projects to ensure compliance with state and federal grant guidelines and regulations.

More Than

More Than

With 1,000+ team members, we serve clients in 48 states and 2 U.S. territories. We focus on construction, cybersecurity, economic recovery, financial institutions, franchise, healthcare, M&A and public & middle market companies.

Leslie Petro

Leslie Petro

Leslie Petro focuses on creating events and experiences that align with the firm’s strategic initiatives while promoting the HORNE brand. As the event manager for the firm, she oversees all internal event management, as well as providing full event planning services to external clients.

Jarod Myers

Jarod Myers

Jarod Myers is the director of HORNE’s ExecuSearch and People Solutions team. He leads, consults and collaborates with leadership to provide executive talent placement, HR/TA systems and process mapping solutions for small to medium size businesses.

Terry Traylor

Terry Traylor

Terry Traylor serves HORNE as the director of finance. Using his background in assurance, business valuation and tax compliance, he manages the day-to-day financial operations for HORNE. Terry joined HORNE in 1996 and has more than 30 years of experience including audit, tax and consulting engagements. His experience spans a wide range of industries including manufacturing, merchandising, health care and financial institutions.

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor is the director of business process solutions at HORNE where she leads a team of highly skilled project management professionals and business process analysts who work closely with client service teams and program directors to plan, design and implement successful CDBG and PA programs.

Mary Clay Morgan

Mary Clay Morgan

Mary Clay Morgan serves as General Counsel at HORNE where she provides advice to firm leadership and administration on a wide range of legal and compliance issues. Mary Clay joined HORNE in 2021 with over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining HORNE, she was a partner at a national law firm where her practice was concentrated in employment discrimination, products liability, financial services, and commercial litigation matters, at the trial and appellate levels.

John Michaud

John Michaud

John Michaud is the director of business process solutions for HORNE. He leads the business process solutions team to apply process improvement, project management and analytic methodologies to bring out operational excellence to HORNE’s internal and external projects. His efforts enhance organizational effectiveness and provide the basis for management decisions.

Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald currently serves HORNE as the director of audit quality. His responsibilities include audit support, pre-issuance report reviews, assurance training, internal inspections, regulatory compliance, risk management and quality control. His industry experience includes manufacturing, transportation, consumer products, construction, not-for-profit and healthcare.

Chris Madison

Chris Madison

Chris Madison is a director in firm services at HORNE where he works with private and public sector clients to provide analysis, design and implementation of best practice solutions for compliance and project effectiveness. He has developed multiple best practice resources for HORNE’s clients and has extensive experience in advising executives and government officials on highly technical program and compliance issues.

Marray Harris

Marray Harris

Marray Harris is a senior manager in the business process solutions practice at HORNE where he serves as a technical business analyst. He specializes in helping customers identify and solve business process challenges including the leverage of automation tools and serves as a liaison between business users and software developers.

Indrajit Dasgupta

Indrajit Dasgupta

Indrajit Dasgupta is a senior data architect in our data and technology department at HORNE. He specializes in leading critical initiatives to analyze, define, develop and implement advanced business analytics platforms resulting in the delivery of decision support systems for in-house users and external clients. His expertise ranges from big data architecture, data warehousing design and data integration to business analytics and system analysis and design.

Tracy Cunningham

Tracy Cunningham

Tracy Cunningham serves as a director of project services at HORNE where she serves the firm and its industries as a project manager or in a collaborative role on strategic business objectives, initiatives and culture change. Tracy is a member of HORNE’s operations team and HUB team.

Tara Chrisco

Tara Chrisco

Tara Chrisco is the director of people & organization development at HORNE. She is responsible for team member talent and potential over the entire worker life cycle – including talent acquisition, onboarding, learning, coaching and organization development. She also works with organizations that want to accelerate the growth of their workforce and business results.

Joe Benigno

Joe Benigno

Joe Benigno is the Chief Information Officer for HORNE where he leads application development, infrastructure services and IT support for the firm. He manages business automation, data analytics, and new technology initiatives serving HORNE’s clients and staff. Joe is also a member of HORNE’s Executive Technology Committee.

Roxanne Anderson

Roxanne Anderson

Roxanne Anderson is a service transformation team senior manager at HORNE where she serves as a business analyst and project manager. She is responsible for establishing and coordinating project deliverables, communicating project status with internal and external stakeholders and creating custom project workflows.

Risk Management

Risk management involves every facet of your organization, regardless of your industry. We help transform risk into opportunity to give you peace of mind.

Bruce Walt

Bruce Walt

Bruce Walt is passionate about the client experience and leads our HORNE Accelerate division that helps businesses contend with the challenges of rapidly changing technology, competing for and retaining talent, improving processes and delivering experiences that stand out from the competition

Joey Havens

Joey Havens

Joey Havens believes that leadership is about serving others and helping those around you see and reach their full potential. That belief shapes HORNE. Our people have purpose and a genuine commitment to service. I use this passion to provide encouragement, guidance and leadership to our clients, team members and communities.

Anita Hamilton

Anita Hamilton

Anita specializes in business planning, succession planning and estate planning for closely held businesses and high net worth families. By guiding clients through estate and gift, retirement and tax strategies, we help them meet business goals and plan for near term and future needs.

Managed Accounting Services

The amount of time it takes to oversee routine accounting and financial operation functions is increasing. Let HORNE provide your managed accounting services.

Data & Technology

Data & Technology

Competitive advantage goes to the business that leverages data, automates its workplace & has a solid infrastructure. Transform your data & technology today.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Reduce exposure to cybersecurity threats. Stay ahead of the ever-changing regulatory requirements and strengthen your cybersecurity posture.

Audit & Compliance

Audit & Compliance

HORNE’s audit and compliance services provide a strategy to institute controls and manage risk and compliance to keep you prepared for opportunity.

Neil Forbes

Neil Forbes

HORNE’s Neil Forbes thinks of our clients as family, just like our team members. The professionalism and empathy HORNE brings to every job shows in how we treat our clients and deliver our services – with focus, skill and care. We are dedicated to being stewards for our clients and providing an exceptional experience in all of the professional services we offer. Our goal isn’t just to do a job, but to build relationships.

SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance

SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Assistance

Many companies and individuals have applied for funds from the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Relief Loans Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Our previous communication addresses the recent suspension of the PPP due to inadequate funding. For our clients that did not receive funds or approval prior to the suspension, we will continue to work on completing applications and submitting to lenders in anticipation of additional funds being made available under the PPP. 

Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

Beware: Phishing Emails Target COVID-19 Small Business Loans

It has come to our attention that a new email phishing or “spoofing” scheme is being sent to businesses seeking financial assistance due to COVID-19. The emails are an attempt to scam business owners that have applied, or are considering applying, for Paycheck Protection Program loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. These emails may look legitimate and appear to come from your bank.

Stacey Gaines

Stacey Gaines

Stacey serves as the marketing director for HORNE. She leads HORNE’s external branding, messaging, advertising, and digital strategy initiatives. In addition, Stacey helps HORNE’s clients achieve growth by providing creative, strategic marketing solutions.