About 5Q CyberOur team possesses decades of commercial real estate technology and cyber security leadership and technical experience. Real Estate companies are the only clients we serve. We seek to understand your business objectives and identify your company’s “crown jewels.” This provides the basis for developing a robust cyber security program that encompasses your most critical needs at a cost you can afford. We align appropriate security defenses to your business risks and threats, so that the solutions (and your scarce resources) are deployed where they are most needed.
5Q Cyber StorySoon after 5Q Partners launched to bring a full range of technology solutions to the Commercial Real Estate Industry, cyber hackers began targeting the industry. Our clients’ Audit Committees, Risk Management experts, and Executive Teams began requesting risk assessments and comprehensive cyber security programs. The overwhelming demand combined with the dramatically increasing sophistication of cyber mayhem led 5Q Partners to completely focus resources and commit significant investment to protecting our clients – thus the birth of 5Q Cyber. We are rapidly assembling the best talent in the Commercial Real Estate industry combined with top expertise and partnerships outside the industry to bring a FULL suite of leading-edge but practical cyber security solutions to all commercial real estate owners, operators, occupiers, and service providers. Learn more about our leadership team below.
As CEO, Don is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of 5Q Cyber. Don is an accomplished, award winning C-Level technology executive with a distinguished 35-year career of providing robust technology and cyber security solutions to enable business growth. He possesses 20 years of commercial real estate experience across all lines of business with the largest commercial real estate services company in the world. Don is focused on developing collaborative relationships with 5Q Cyber clients along with developing partnerships with cyber security technology and service providers.
Don was recently honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at Realcomm’s 20th annual conference in 2018, acknowledging him as a “true visionary who has consistently worked to improve the Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Industry through the strategic use of Technology, Automation, and Innovation.” Don also received Realcomm’s Digie (Digital Impact) Award, “designed to acknowledge individuals who saw things ahead of their associates, had the courage to leave the mainstream and the tenacity to keep standing up after many failed attempts.” Don is a featured speaker and panelist at many real estate and cross-industry events.
Don received formal CISO certification from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. He holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland, an MSSW from Columbia University, and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
As Executive Vice President Client Services, Veronica is responsible for client acquisition and satisfaction, along with 5Q Cyber’s business operations. For the past 25 years, she has focused her career on delivering outstanding measurable outcomes and providing real solutions to very complex problems for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations. Over the past 4 years, Veronica has led multiple strategic initiatives as part of the global digital and technology governance organization for the largest commercial real estate services company in the world.
Veronica is obsessed with delighting customers by empowering organizations to be agile and creating quick, optimal and innovative solutions with their needs in mind. An avid advocate of women in technology and an employee engagement champion, Veronica recently attended executive workshops at Harvard University, holds certifications in agile frameworks, operational excellence and leadership, and is a patent holder.
Jeff Ewing directs 5Q Cyber’s Security Operations and Architecture services. Throughout the first portion of his 25+ year career, Jeff provided management consulting and technology advisory services to C-Level and IT leadership across all real estate verticals. As a trusted consultant, he has executed projects for clients around cloud transformation services, process automation, infrastructure design and data governance. Since obtaining a CISSP in 2012, Jeff has been instrumental in cyber security solutions such as secure cloud applications development, maturity assessments and remediation, awareness training programs and development of cyber security policies and procedures.