December 7 & 8, 2017

2016 Speakers

NateGravel_GravocNathaniel C. Gravel, Vice President of Information Security and Technology, GraVoc Associates, Inc.

Nate is the Vice President of Information Security and IT at GraVoc. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of the information security practice’s three principal service areas: risk management and compliance, IT assurance and cybersecurity, and IT audit.  He has a B.A. from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and a M.A. from Middlebury College.  Nate has also earned several industry certifications, including: certified information systems auditor (CISA), certified information security manager (CISM), and certified in risk and information systems control (CRISC) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  He is a regular contributor on matters related to IT and information security for publications such Massachusetts Banker Magazine, Banking New England, and Banker & Tradesman.



michael kannan headshotMichael Kannan, Senior Security Consultant, GraVoc Associates, Inc.

Currently in his sixth (6th) year with the GraVoc, Mike is primarily responsible for performing external penetration testing, internal network vulnerability assessment, web application testing, wireless assessment, and other IT assurance testing services.  Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Networking and Information Systems from Wentworth Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Information Assurance from Brandeis University.  He has also earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation through (ISC) 2,the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) version 7 certification through the EC Council, and the Certified Cisco Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) designation from Cisco, along with a variety of other certifications in IT and network security.



Charlie-LGCharles Graham, Founder/ Creative Director, Volum8 Creative Inc.

Charles Graham has lived anything but a conventional life. He has been an accomplished music producer, world traveler, published photographer and writer, award-winning designer, creative director, entrepreneur and admitted coffee fanatic.

As a speaker he uses his words to inspire and educate, whether in the board room, presenting at various universities, or for a broad financial audience. He follows his passion and shares his experiences working at the crossroads of technology, creativity and strategy.

These days, his passion resides in growing his company, Volum8, by helping businesses navigate the ever-changing current of technology and the web. He’s an advocate for strengthening community and empowering people to do what they love. With an intense focus on quality and detail, he is a true strategist with a creative heart.



KamalMustafa_InvictusConsultingKamal Mustafa, Chairman & CEO, Invictus Consulting Group

Kamal Mustafa has a banking/investment banking career spanning more   than   40   years.   He   was   head   of   Corporate   Finance   at Connecticut Bank and Trust, a $3-billion community bank. He was the head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Citibank in the 1980s. He was managing director of Merchant Banking and M&A for PaineWebber’s hostile takeovers and defenses. He ran a $1-billion leveraged buyout fund.  Now he’s the founder and chairman of Invictus Consulting Group, working with a team bringing global analytical techniques to the community banking market.



RobertJaworski_ReedSmithRobert Jaworski, Partner, Reed Smith

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MartinCaine_WOLFMartin Caine, CPA, Wolf & Company

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LloydAlan Lloyd, Senior Audit Manager, Wolf & Company

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Faye Miller, Partner, RSM

Faye Miller is a partner in the National Professional Standards Group of RSM US LLP. She serves as a firm wide technical resource for complex accounting issues involving financial instruments, such as derivatives, hedging, alternative investments, other than temporary impairment, and liability versus equity treatment associated with complex equity and debt financing arrangements.

As a firm wide technical resource, Faye conducts training, follows recent developments, assists engagement teams and advises clients on these matters. Faye also is a frequent speaker and author on topics involving financial instruments including proposed or recently issued related accounting guidance.

Faye brings over 20 years of experience in banking and public accounting to RSM including serving as Director of Corporate Finance for a bank with $7 billion in assets, serving as an audit partner on numerous SEC registrant engagements for a regional firm, and serving as both an audit and tax professional while with a large national accounting firm.



KevinHamel_COCC_2016Kevin Hamel, First Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, COCC

Mr. Hamel is responsible for physical and cybersecurity as well as corporate risk management and governance. Mr. Hamel has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector focused on IT and cybersecurity.  Mr. Hamel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems plus a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  He is a member of the CISO Executive Network, InfraGard, FS-ISAC, the Mass Bankers Cyber Security Task Force and the IT Advisory Board for Western New England University.  He works extensively with regulatory agencies and various federal law enforcement agencies such as the DHS and FBI and is a graduate of the 2016 New Haven FBI Citizens Academy. Mr. Hamel is a frequent speaker on security topics and has a number of articles published in financial industry publications.



jeff helmJeff Helm, Director, Account Services, Race Data

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Jeff Deppen, Senior Vice President & CIO, Orrstown Bank

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