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Former FEMA Director Michael Brown Joins Cold Creek Solutions
Offers Consulting Practice for Disaster Recovery
CENTENNIAL, CO - While leading federal relief efforts for 160
presidential declared disasters in his roles at FEMA and Homeland
Security, Michael Brown heard one cringe-worthy phrase repeated again
"People always say, 'I never thought it would happen to me,'" said
Brown. "I would maintain that anyone who has a business, or a family,
needs to recognize that disasters happen and disrupt life. Businesses
especially need to plan for the worst."
To spread this message, and to empower businesses in developing
comprehensive proactive plans, Brown is joining with Cold Creek Solutions
as the Vice-President of Disaster Recovery Practice. To offer insight
into company preparation for disaster, and to highlight Cold Creek's
unique solutions, Brown will also be leading seminars on business
continuity and disaster recovery through the end of the year in select
"Michael Brown intimately understands planning and how plans need to be
adaptable and changeable," said Paul Schwappach, principal of Cold Creek
Solutions, a technology planning firm focusing on data management. "With
Michael's experience and his unique view into what possibly could
go wrong when looking at a plan, we can truly help clients be prepared
for the unexpected."
Brown, the former undersecretary of Homeland Security, was one of the
longest-serving directors of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He
led federal relief efforts for disasters including the 9/11 attacks on
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001, the Columbia Space
Shuttle Disaster and California wildfire season in 2003, and the
unprecedented 2004-2005 hurricane seasons. Brown also directed the
nation's response to numerous foreign disasters and terrorist attacks.
Brown and Cold Creek will work to provide clients disaster recovery and
business continuity solutions rooted in a perspective that can't be
found elsewhere. To hear this perspective firsthand, clients and the
general public are invited to attend a series of seminars, entitled
"Dispel the Myth ... It Won't Happen to Me!
IT Business Alignment When Disaster Strikes."
Brown will share stories, discuss the very real impact of disaster,
and examine the preparations companies can take to prevent catastrophe.
"These seminars talk directly to the disconnect between IT objectives
and business objectives when it comes to business continuity," said Bob
Spina, chief technology officer at Cold Creek. "IT often doesn't get
the requirements the rest of the business has, and vice versa. Michael
will say these different aspects of the business both have significant
value, and must be closely aligned in order to safeguard the data."
"I've seen thousands of disasters, some where things work according
to plan, and some where absolutely nothing works,' said Brown. "What
better person can a company talk to about those two extremes? Through
these seminars and through my work with Cold Creek, I hope to impart
a fresh perspective for businesses and their continuity plans."
Pre-Register for Seminar
The details for the "Dispel the Myth ... It Won't Happen to Me!
IT Business Alignment When Disaster Strikes," seminar are still being
worked on. To pre-register please send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cold Creek Solutions.
We will send you details as soon as they are available.
Engaging Cold Creek Solutions' Disaster Recovery Practice
Simply phone or email email@example.com and she
will schedule an appointment with you and Cold Creek Solutions.
Please provide a brief summary of your DR environment and requirements
along with your contact info and budget (if known).
About Cold Creek Solutions
Cold Creek Solutions works with clients to ensure their business
information is secure, protected, and highly available. The firm's
industry experts help clients analyze, design, implement, and support
information storage infrastructures, and provide businesses with
personalized, real-life solutions. Cold Creek also partners with leading
technologies in fibre channel SANs, NAS, and IP-based storage to help
companies solve their difficult storage problems.
Contact Information for Cold Creek Solutions:
- 7052 South Franklin Street, Centennial, CO 80122
- (303) 317-4131
- 5703 Red Bug Lake Road #406, Winter Springs, FL 32708
- (407) 964-1407
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