I have the pleasure of working in Security Architecture & Engineering under Graydon. Under his leadership, the team morphed from four individuals into a strong cohesive unit. Graydon’s style resonates well with the team; he is a leader who leads from the front. He pushes his team to excel, but also pushes himself to be a better leader. Graydon is able to draw upon his vast managerial and technical background to guide our team through a myriad of issues, and cultivate each individual’s strengths for the betterment of the individual and team. On a personal note, Graydon is an amazing mentor. In my professional life, there have been very few like him. He has a genuine want to see his staff exceed their goals. We often talk about situational awareness and ways to handle those “Delicate” situations. The result of Graydon’s guidance is a fundamental change in the way I approach situations and set expectations. I am pretty sure Jon Taffer had Graydon in mind when he said “The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful.” He is an extraordinary leader, mentor, and person who will be a valuable resource for any organization.
Dr. Derek Erfourth DIT, MIS