Our leadership team is comprised of experienced veterans of the IT security field.
Ken is one of the founders of First Info Tech. He has over 40 years of corporate and technical project leadership in information system security engineering and application development. He has provided corporate leadership and led information technology teams in the U.S., Europe, and Asia in the areas of information system security engineering and application development.
As one of the First Info Tech founders, Keith has over 25 years of corporate leadership and business development experience. He is an IT professional and is experienced in the areas of information security; IT contingency planning; and IT Security compliance, governance and policy. He has led technical teams of various sizes supporting Fortune 100 companies and federal agencies.
Currently, Keith oversees project and corporate level finances, performs strategic pricing analysis, and manages contract deliverables. He uses his skills to lead First Info Tech in growing competitively while continuing to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Travis is First Info Tech’s Vice President of Information Security & Technology. In addition to providing technical and security expertise, Travis heads up First Info Tech’s West Coast operations with a focus on supporting commercial customers. Mr. Bouker joined First Info Tech in 2009 after a decade in diverse technical roles.
He has lead major security assessment efforts, supported numerous information systems through formal security audits, and provided leadership to agency level security programs. Travis received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Fort Hays State University. He is both a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).
As Vice-President, Monique has primary responsibility for the hands-on day to day management and training of personnel in the FITS East Coast office. Monique has worked in the IT security field for more than a decade, both as an auditor and an IT security professional. She is a CISSP and Certified Information Systems Auditor and has worked on FISMA compliance her entire career. Before coming to FITS, Monique was held positions with primary responsibility for IT auditing, writing FISMA documentation, as well as working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on their Ongoing Authorization Program for information systems.
Katherine Paige-Bankhead, Vice President
Katherine is First Info Tech’s Director of Services. With over 20 years of experience in accounting and enterprise resource planning, she brings essential knowledge and insight to her role leading our EEO practice, as well as supporting local government tasks. Katherine takes pride in her team of EEO professionals and their goal of ensuring fair and equal treatment for all federal workers.
Vero Anderson, Director
Vero is a Director of Consulting Services at FITS with over 15 years of professional experience in IT security and hardware/software development roles. Prior to joining FITS he served as the project manager for a variety of defense industry technology development projects. Vero is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
In his role at FITS, Vero manages a variety of information security projects for commercial clients, including projects related to FedRAMP continuous monitoring, audit and compliance-based customer education. His areas of expertise include hyperscale cloud service provider security compliance and program management.
Andrew has been with FITS since 2012, and currently serves as FITS’s Director of 3PAO and Assessment Services. Before coming to FITS, Andrew had experience coming from a variety of professional positions, including work in politics, data analysis, and homeland security. Andrew has expertise in FedRAMP and FISMA compliance for information systems and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, as well as a Cisco Certified Network Associate in routing and switching.
As a director at FITS, he currently leads the team responsible for providing either FedRAMP Assessment services for Cloud Service Providers hoping to achieve FedRAMP accreditation, or as a trusted advisor to help CSPs achieve FedRAMP compliance. Earlier in his career at FITS, Andrew worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on developing a control inheritance model for use in information system compliance across DHS’s child agencies, and held the position of information system security officer for Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud suite.
Alex Melton, Director
Alex is a director at FITS and has over 16 years of information technology security and development experience. Prior to his time at FITS, Alex had numerous contracts with the United States Marine Corps creating, maintaining, or accrediting information systems. During this time he was overseeing either the management of an information system or the security and compliance piece of the contracts. His certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CompTIA Security+, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Security specialization.
Accreditation and audit support for cloud security frameworks are specialties Alex has cultivated during his career and brought to FITS. Currently, Alex’s responsibilities at FITS are centered around providing guidance for clients through consulting as well as conducting security assessments.