Brad Thies

Brad Thies

BARR Advisory
Founder and President

As Founder and President of BARR Advisory, Brad Thies leads all aspects of the organization’s global client service delivery and security assessment services including SOC, ISO, PCI, NIST, and HIPAA examinations; FedRAMP reviews; and GRC consulting services. Under Brad’s leadership, BARR has become one of the most sought-after third-party assessors in the cloud computing space.

Brad is a recognized thought leader on security and compliance in the cloud computing space. He is a regular guest speaker at industry events, such as ISACA conferences, and is a member of the AICPA’s Trust Integrity Task Force. Brad’s professional advice has been featured in Entrepreneur, Cloud Computing Journal, and Information Security Buzz. Prior to founding BARR, Brad managed KPMG’s IT Advisory Services telecommunication industry practice in their gateway west region. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).

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