Donovan Brock is the Director of Managed IT Services at Halt, Buzas & Powell. The battle to keep clients’ networks and data safe in an internet-enabled world is one that Donovan takes personally. He’s well armed for the job, too, with a lifelong affinity for all things computer-related, extensive experience as a white-hat hacker and a background in criminal justice. Donovan is a member of ISACA (formerly the Information Systems Audit and Control Association), and is currently working to become a Certified Ethical Hacker. Prior to beginning his career in IT, he spent six years serving as a US Army Military Police officer.
Designing systems, troubleshooting connectivity issues and keeping hackers at bay are second nature to Donovan. His passion for computers began early: he built his first computer at the age of six. From then on, he knew he was destined for a future in the world of information technology. Donovan is fluent in six different programming languages and claims he can fix any computer, electronic device or car. So far, no one has proved him wrong – a fact that his clients deeply appreciate.
When he’s not taking apart, putting together or programming a computer, Donovan enjoys photography, whiskey tasting, wine tasting, cooking, grilling, road-tripping, camping and people-watching. He is the Technology Director for Old Bridge Breakers Swim Club, where his board service earned him the 2017 Carol Taylor Volunteer Award. A confirmed dog person, Donovan has an all-black German shepherd named Nyx.