Jim Achille, Founder & CEO

Jim Achille has more than 35 years of executive management experience, with a specialized background in starting and growing privately-funded, high technology companies. At Security Management Partners, he is responsible for establishing the Company as the leading, independent information security consulting provider.

Prior to founding SMP in 2001, Mr. Achille held executive management positions for a portfolio management software company, as well as Thompson Financial Services' Asset-Backed Securities and Treasury Management Divisions. He has a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. 

Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, Vice President, Information Security Consulting Services

Peter Bamber has an extensive information security background which includes project management for hundreds of public, private and government firms. At Security Management Partners, Mr. Bamber creates and oversees implementation of and methodologies for all of the Company's service offerings.

Mr. Bamber holds numerous information security vendor and industry certifications and is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control AssociationInformation Systems Security AssociationInfraGardHigh Technology Crime Investigation Association and New England Disaster Recovery Information X-Change. Mr. Bamber has a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Clark University for Information Technology.

Doug Gerth, Sales Director

Doug Gerth is a seasoned sales executive who has more than 17 years of experience in the IT security space. He is responsible for managing the sales team, maintaining current clients, and growing the annual business with SMP’s many service offerings. Prior to joining Security Management Partners in 2010, Mr. Gerth held positions as account manager, account executive, sales manager, and sales director at multiple companies including nCipher (now Thales e-Security), Integralis, Intrusic, and SHI. Mr. Gerth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.