CEO & Founder
Evan Francen is a passionate information security expert who serves businesses of all sizes, in all industries by cooperatively solving the complex issues surrounding information security. He is considered to be an “information security evangelist”.
Prior to establishing FRSecure, Evan spent more than 15 years as a leading information security professional and corporate leader in both private and public companies. He is well-versed in governmental and industry-specific regulations, standards and guidelines including ISO/IEC 27002 (17799:2005), HIPAA, GLBA, PCI-DSS, FDA CFR Part 11, SOX and COBIT, but also understands the intricacies in aligning compliance with business objectives. Most recently, and prior to establishing FRSecure LLC, Evan established the formal information security programs for four publicly-traded companies; Corel Corporation (CREL), Mattersight Corporation (MATR), MGI Pharma(MOGN) and Eisai Ltd (TSE).
John Harmon is an alum of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and has 10+ years of business leadership and IT industry experience. Since joining FRSecure in 2012, John has worked with FRSecure clients and partners to further FRSecure’s world-class mission of building better security programs. As COO, John has developed an affinity for information security regulation. His primary focus is helping our clients clarify security requirements and start working toward an effective information security strategy. His ability to effectively communicate to individuals and groups is derivative of his business leadership experience and 15+ years as a classically trained singer, a passion he still pursues today. Internal process improvement is also a focus for John. As FRSecure continues to enjoy positive growth and reach, he is working behind the scenes to refine procedures and leverage our customer feedback to keep FRSecure providing ever-improving value.
James is a driven, results-oriented leader with multiple business development growth achievements. He has enjoyed serving several MN Fast 50 Cos. such as Ergotron, Hunt Technologies, Convey and MentorMate (all eventually acquired), and now as President of 2017 MN Fast 50 FRSecure at #31.
A proven turnaround expert and business accelerator, James fosters a servant leadership culture with high-integrity, openness, accountability and a focus on execution and exceeding results. His executive leadership, management, marketing, business development, sales, operations and financial analysis expertise and experience are battle-tested as a business leader and consultant.
In addition to serving as President at FRSecure, James is a passionate speaker on the topic of The Importance and Benefits of Forming a Personal Board of Directors and Masterminds and Guides (MAG). James and three colleagues formed a MAG in 1990 and are often invited to enthusiastically speak about their 28 year journey.
Kevin Orth holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Earning his MBA was a personal goal, but much of the core business knowledge he gained helps him manage operations on a daily basis for FRSecure.
Kevin’s dual backgrounds in technology and business give him a rare ability to not only understand technical details, but also to communicate them to business people who may have little to no technical background. His strengths include understanding complex situations and possessing the ability to get through the complexity to the heart of the issue quickly.
Director of Human Resources & Finance
As the Director of Human Resources & Finance, Peter oversees the HR and Finance departments at FRSecure. Through recruitment, organizational management, employee coaching, training and development, Peter has built a world-class team at FRSecure. His exemplary skills in project management, financial analysis and sales development has helped FRSecure grow exponentially year over year.
Director of Operations
Mark has over a decade of experience in the project and program management field servicing industries in Consulting, Software, Education and Construction. Mark is a certified PMP practitioner, and holds a Master’s degree in Project Management through Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. As Director of Operations, Mark oversees the projects for the FRSecure operations team. Mark is responsible for identifying key performance metrics that will help the operations team run mean and lean!
Director of Marketing & Communications
As the Director of Marketing & Communications for FRSecure, Suzy is responsible for developing and implementing brand strategy; overseeing all internal and external communications; managing public relations and media relations campaigns; and event management. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing including corporate, agency and consultant roles, Suzy joined FRSecure in early 2018 to raise awareness around the growing threat of information security and to help combat the damage companies suffer when faced with a security breach.
Director of Consulting Services
Brad is a passionate information security expert with 19+ years of overall IT experience, including 9+ years of IT management and leadership experience working in 24/7 environments that required top tier technical skills, and efficient project management. In addition, Brad has years of experience working in highly regulated industries that are required to comply with PCI-DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, Sarbanes-Oxley, OCC, and various state regulatory requirements. At FRSecure Brad leads the Consulting Services practice serving businesses of all sizes, in all industries by cooperatively solving the complex issues surrounding information security.
Director of Digital Marketing
As the Director of Digital Marketing for FRSecure, Andy is responsible for developing, implementing and managing digital marketing campaigns that promote FRSecure’s products and services. With over a decade of experience in digital marketing, including agency, consulting and freelance roles, Andy joined FRSecure in early 2017 to transform FRSecure’s sales and marketing efforts to take full advantage of the digital landscape.