In our 100th Episode we interviewed Brian Zawada the Chief Strategy Officer of Castellan Solutions. Brian provided insight into his career and the correlation between his work and wine growing which is something he does in his spare time. He spoke about the substantial changes that the resiliency space has gone through in recent years as well as the top three challenges that he is seeing currently within the market. Brian also shared information with regards to Castellan’s services and technology solutions and finally he shared his thoughts on scenario planning and exercises.  

Brian’s bio:  

Brian brings more than 25 years of experience managing and building world-class, global business continuity programs to his role as Chief Strategy Officer for Castellan. Outside of his work with Castellan and its clients, Brian previously served as the Head of the United States Delegation to ISO Technical Committee 223, the authors of ISO 22301. Brian contributed to ISO 22301 and led the project team that created ISO 22317, the business impact analysis standard, and ISO 22331, the business continuity strategy determination standard. Brian is a frequent author and speaker, currently serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of Continuity Insights magazine. Brian previously served as the Business Continuity Institute US Chapter Board President and as the President of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners. Brian is certified as a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute. In 2020, he published his first book The Business Continuity Operating System. Brian is also a two-time Lifetime Achievement award winner from CIR (2021) and the BCI.