Our Team

FortifyIT protects and mitigates risk related to security breech situations that impact business operations, customer and bottom line profitability. FortifyIT owners’ combined talent totals more than 60 years of experience.

Paul Alwin (President/Principal)
palwin@fortifyit.com
Has decades of senior management experience in operations working in regional, national, and global organizations to formulate IT strategy to improve performance and embrace design, planning, control, and performance improvement.

Rick Bielawa (CTO/Principal)
rbielawa@fortifyit.com
Served in senior project and program management roles for both Fortune 500 companies as well as small private businesses. His role required the coordination of many different types of resources including developers, network engineers, and third-party vendors.

Gary Rutter (Account Sales Executive)
grutter@fortifyit.com

Has a wide range of industry experience in hospitality, healthcare, and human capital management. Healthcare career positions included being a Surgical Technologist and holding leadership positions in practice management and the medical devices industry. Most recently he served as Client District Manager for ADP.

Daniel Jereb (Technician)
djereb@fortifyit.com

Has served in various Information Technology roles for one of the largest privately held corporations in the United States over the last decade. Roles that include: systems and database administration, network installation, cybersecurity, and hardware troubleshooting.
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