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Meet AJ*

AJ is a seasoned cloud security professional with significant senior-level information security experience. With an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to help organizations optimize their operational security, AJ advises startups on cloud security initiatives. AJ has experience managing a wide range of cybersecurity compliance assessments, including SOC 2, ISO 27001 and HIPAA, for a variety of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS providers.

An active member of the cybersecurity community, AJ served on the board of directors of the ISC2 Miami chapter as the Education Chair, and he is a founding board member of the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management professionals. Additionally, AJ is a SANS institute cloud security instructor and LinkedIn Learning compliance instructor.

Prior to joining Armanino, AJ was a founder and CEO of a venture backed cybersecurity compliance software company. AJ’s experience also includes serving as a senior member of national cybersecurity professional services firm’s SOC-ISO-healthcare compliance practice that grew to serve clients globally. AJ also spent over five years on active duty in the United States Army, earning the rank of Captain.

*AJ holds his interest in the firm through A&M Family, LLC

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Professional History


  • AWS Certification Examination Subject Matter Expert Program, Volunteer


  • Georgetown University
  • Florida State University


  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional, Associate)
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty


  • ByteChek

Thought Leadership Publications

AJ regularly speaks on information security podcasts and at events, and he contributes blogs and articles to the information security community, including publications such as CISOMag, InfosecMag, HackerNoon and ISC2.

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