Our Leadership

Brian Zawada and Rob Giffin, Co-Founders and Directors of Avalution Consulting


Brian Zawada (FBCI, MBCP)
Director of Consulting, Avalution


Over the past seventeen 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.

Brian is an elected board member of the USA Chapter of the Business Continuity Institute, Chairman and Head of U.S. Delegation to ISO 223 (the group charged with developing ISO 22301), and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Continuity Insights magazine.

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.

brian.zawada@avalution.com | Connect with Brian on LinkedIn



Rob Giffin (CBCP, CISA)
Director of Technology, Avalution


Over the past ten years, Rob has consulted with organizations of all sizes and in nearly all industries. Rob specializes in developing and implementing customized business continuity 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.

robert.giffin@avalution.com | Connect with Rob on LinkedIn



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