Meet the Team

Chris Elbring

Chris Elbring

Managing Partner

Prior to founding Anvil, Elbring worked as CEO and CTO of a startup security software development firm, President of a boutique, regional security consulting firm, an independent technology and security consultant, Director of Software Development of a mobile, biometric firm and most recently as Senior Vice President of Research and Delivery at IOActive, Inc.

Elbring brings deep experience with security architecture, information security program creation and management, security strategy, enterprise security, security product assessment and security research management. He has worked with industry leaders in vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, responsible disclosure and secure development and development management. He works closely with security management team member ranging from the CISO to penetration tester in creating and operating security programs for hardware, software and systems.

  • Managed elite consulting teams delivering guaranteed results with over $20 million (US) in annual revenue.
  • Supported some of the most cutting edge research in information security including running a group that had 14 presentations at BlackHat/Defcon in a single year.
  • Built and ran a hardware/semiconductor reverse engineering lab whose equipment included a Reactive Ion Etcher, a chemical lab, a probing station, a Scanning Electron Microscope, and a Focused Ion Beam workstation.
  • Featured speaker at a Congressional Briefing on automobile hacking and the Jeep hack (Miller/Valasek).
Kim Bauer

Kim Bauer

Partner

Kim has over 20 years of experience in the security and general technology industry. In her career she has worked in a number of technology focused firms in ever increasing roles of responsibility. She started out working in ISPs building out data centers, pivoted to designing infrastructure for high traffic web applications, has created security compliance programs, and provided customer support for product and service projects from small boutique to large enterprise.

Kim’s specialty is to nurture and support small organizations experiencing rapid growth through formalization and maturity in process and procedure designed and modeled to ensure growth and success from a small firm to a medium-sized business. Kim does this by working to create a common language that helps drive multiple teams to agree on solutions for contentious issues. Her leadership and experience create a supportive environment that enables a collaborative cross-departmental success plan.

Kim’s unique technical and operations background provide the backbone for the success of a growing technology firm. Kim’s professional leadership and communication are keys to creating an environment for growth of individual contributors, management and her executive peers.

  • Managed complex engagements that involve various types of companies from start-ups to Fortune 100 customers globally.
  • Implemented standardization of operational procedures in preparation for an IPO and other 3rd party audits.
  • Instrumental in the planning and deployment of new product launches. Coordinating engineering, professional services, operations, support, product management, sales and marketing teams.
Vincent Berg

Vincent Berg

Partner

Berg is a highly respected information security professional who has worked both as an independent consultant and as a Director of Services for one of the leading research driven information security firms.

The main focus of Berg's work is providing technical security reviews on virtualization and cloud infrastructures, Operating System technologies (defensive and offensive) and application security. Berg has also worked on projects in the ICS/SCADA space regarding electrical grid solutions as well as medical devices, infrastructure and smart card technology.

  • Trusted advisor for many well respected product teams and Fortune 100 organizations and is regularly requested by name to help and build out information security programs for development organizations.
  • Code audited on multiple operating system release teams and has run hundreds of projects.
  • Released research that was acclaimed by Bruce Schneier and found hundreds of industry impacting vulnerabilities.
  • Known for having the ability to work closely with consultants on scoping new engagements, writing project proposals and managing project work in cooperation with our customers.