Our Leadership

Brian Zawada and Rob Giffin, Avalution Consulting


Brian Zawada (FBCI)
Managing Director and Chief Visionary Officer


Over the past twenty years, Brian has consulted with organizations of all sizes and in nearly all industries. Brian specializes in designing customized business continuity programs and helping organizations achieve compliance with international standards, such as ISO 22301.

In the recent past, Brian served as an elected board member and President of the USA Chapter of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), and as the Chairman and Head of the U.S. Delegation to ISO 292, the group charged with developing ISO 22301 and other related standards (Brian led the project teams that developed ISO 22317 and 22331). Brian is the recipient of the 2015 BCI Global Achievement Award and 2016 BCI Global Personality of the Year Award, both of which recognize unique and outstanding contributions to the BCI and the business continuity and resilience profession.

Prior to founding Avalution, Brian served as the BCM Product Leader for an international consulting firm, Associate Director of Business Continuity Solutions for GE Global Asset Protection Services, Manager in Arthur Andersen’s Risk Consulting practice, and an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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Rob Giffin (CBCP, CISA)
Managing Director and President


Over the past thirteen years, Rob has consulted with organizations of all sizes and in nearly all industries. Rob specializes in developing and implementing customized business continuity and information security programs and designing continuity software solutions that enable effective and efficient program execution.

In addition to being a frequent author and speaker, Rob served on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Disaster Recovery Journal and the board of the Association of Contingency Planners’ Northern Ohio Chapter.

Prior to founding Avalution, Rob served as a Manager on the national business continuity team for an international risk management consulting firm.

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Avalution Recognized as a Leader by Gartner

Avalution has again been positioned as a Leader for Catalyst in Gartner's July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Program Solutions, Worldwide. View the Release.

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