Leadership Team

Eric Dieterich


Eric is the Managing Partner of LevelUP Consulting Partners with overall responsibilities for developing and maintaining client relationships, bringing unique service offerings to market, and achieving our strategic goals.

Eric has been providing consulting services for nearly 20 years to large and small, public and private companies, across a broad spectrum of industries. His areas of expertise include privacy, data governance, cybersecurity, and risk management. Eric focuses on leveraging his years of experiences working across technologies, risk management frameworks, regulatory and industry standards, to guide clients on managing risks in an efficient and scalable manner. Formerly, he oversaw a team of nearly 200 employees providing consulting services focused on privacy, cybersecurity, data governance and audit.

Jennifer Martin


Jennifer is a Director at LevelUP Consulting Partners who leverages her nearly 15 years of experience in privacy governance consulting to advise clients on managing and operationalizing privacy programs.

Jennifer has provided consulting services in many areas of privacy including privacy program management, data mapping, privacy policy development, cross border data transfers, and other important privacy office functions. Her experiences span across organizations of all sizes, from some of the largest global organizations in the world to small and mid-tier organizations. Jennifer has extensive project management experience, successfully managing large project teams and working with key client stakeholders from across the organization (Human Resources, Information Technology, Information Security, Customer Service, Legal, Compliance, Marketing, etc.) to achieve optimal project outcomes. 

John Verner


John is the Business Development Director at LevelUP Consulting Partners with overall responsibilities for achieving our strategic growth goals including managing client relationships and expanding the number of clients we serve. 

John specializes in solving complex business challenges, while helping clients understand and manage various aspects of risk obligations. John has nearly 20 years of experience selling technology solutions and services, with many of those years focused on identity and access management. Throughout his career, he has worked with a wide range of clients, from Fortune 100s to small enterprises. John previously worked as a sales consultant for a risk management company.

Sara Maklad


Sara is a Director at LevelUP Consulting Partners who focuses on providing clients with best-in-class service across a broad range of risk management solutions and leads our OneTrust advisory services. 

Sara has risk management expertise across various disciplines including IT audit, privacy, and cybersecurity within the retail, technology, and insurance industries. She has extensive experience designing and performing various privacy-related assessments and remediation activities, including ones focused on the CCPA and GDPR. Sara has designed and developed data subject request response programs, including configuring leading technology solutions across a diverse array of clients. She also supports our third-party risk management services, designing programs for the onboarding, monitoring, and offboarding of third parties.

Claudia Ramirez


Claudia is a Director at LevelUP Consulting Partners with responsibilities for managing the delivery of our core services and leads our internal audit support services. 

Claudia has over ten years of experience across a broad spectrum of compliance and regulatory standards, allowing her to help organizations understand their risks and compliance obligations. She has been responsible for leading privacy, GRC, and industry and regulatory compliance assessments. She has hands-on experience guiding organizations through the complexity of domestic and international, industry and regulatory frameworks. Throughout her years of experience, Claudia has developed strong industry knowledge, project management expertise, and insights into optimizing organizations compliance programs.

Corey Gant


Corey is a Director at LevelUP Consulting Partners. He has over 15 years of experience in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and IT Audit. 

Corey has hands-on experience with data privacy, assisting with large global and regional organizations. He has extensive project management experience, and has led numerous audits and data privacy assessments. Corey’s experience in IT Audit has allowed him to create and manage Internal Audit Plans, manage testing, and propose compliance and best practice enhancements. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional US (CIPP/US), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and  Project Management Professional (PMP).

Dave Cohen


Dave Cohen is a Director at LevelUP Consulting Partners. He has worked in the information privacy field for over 13 years to produce, design, host, and moderate conversations on cutting edge privacy and data security issues. He has been at the center of constantly evolving discussions on privacy legal compliance and privacy control operational best practices, and has worked with top international and domestic privacy thought leaders.

Prior to LevelUP, Dave worked on the programming team at the IAPP, providing guidance and leadership for the virtual and in-person conference session selection efforts. Dave is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds both the CIPP/E (Europe) and CIPP/US (United States) designations. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, with a minor in English.

Wills Catling


Wills Catling is a Director at LevelUP Consulting Partners. He is an experienced senior strategic consultant with over 15 years focused on Privacy and Data Protection. He is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. He holds multiple certifications from the IAPP, including CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPT, and CIPM. Notably, Wills has also served on the Board of Advisors for the International Privacy & Security Forum.

Prior to LevelUP, Wills spent 8 years working at Promontory Financial Group, a part of IBM Consulting, specializing in addressing privacy and data protection challenges faced by global organizations. Before joining Promontory, Wills spent over 7 years working at The IAPP, the world’s largest professional organization for privacy professionals.


Donel Martinez


Donel is a Director for LevelUP Consulting Partners. He has over 15 years of combined risk management, advisory, and governance experience. Before LevelUP, Donel was a risk leader at CDW, formerly Focal Point Data Risk which provided cybersecurity, privacy, information governance, risk management, and audit services.

Donel has experience assessing, establishing, implementing, and maintaining GRC programs for organizations of varied sizes. He also has experience performing information technology general control testing and internal controls testing as well as compliance audits across multiple frameworks, Including Sarbanes-Oxley, NIST, NYDFS, GLBA, and ISO 27001/02, in addition to attestation readiness assessments and related reporting (SOC 1, SOC 2, HITRUST).

Donel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a Scrum Master.

Mike Moscati


Mike Moscati is a Senior Manager at LevelUP Consulting Partners, with a focus on developing new client relationships and serving as a point of contact for our existing clients to support their privacy, cybersecurity, and risk management needs. In addition, Mike oversees key internal operations at LevelUP in support of our delivery teams.

Before joining LevelUP, Mike worked for over 20 years in the banking industry, serving as an analyst where he proactively managed a portfolio of clients, working closely with line officers and the clients to develop and implement strategies to mitigate risk and to address issues impacting the client’s financial performance. He also was a Relationship Manager with a portfolio of over 30 clients where he was responsible for on-going customer service needs, business development, and coordination between colleagues to meet clients’ day-to-day requirements. He holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from the State University of New York at Albany, with a minor in History.

Management Team

Cira Devlin
Jenna Gage
Michael Johnson
Luke Labenski
Grace Houser
John Demos
Kyle Stayer
Joseph Hoffman
Matt Salamoni
Mariah Ahmed


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