We understand that our clients need to get things done, so we apply our experience, passion, expertise and care to everything we do. We bring the full power of our team to ensure all parties get the best experience and outcomes.
Contact our team today by calling 612-688-1950.
We are led by privacy and security practitioners who have decades of experience in both industry and the consulting world. We leverage this experience to provide our clients with quality results quickly.
Phone: (612) 387-8368
Masters of Science Management
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Joe is a Co-Owner and Principal of Lakeside Consulting Group. He is a Minneapolis-based Privacy Consultant and has over 15 years of operational experience in privacy, security, and operations, including being a Privacy Officer at a healthcare company, Sr. Director of Privacy at PwC, and leading a Fortune 500 privacy team during one of the nation’s largest data breaches. He has spent the last 7 years assisting companies with developing comprehensive data protection strategies and programs, conducting assessments, developing remediation plans, and implementing reasonable solutions to be compliant with privacy regulations such as HIPAA, CCPA and GDPR. Joe has worked locally in Europe to understand the practical and most effective methods to operationalize GDPR program capabilities.
Joe has experience covering numerous privacy and security regulations and frameworks, which include PIPL, HIPAA, LGPD, CCPA/CPRA, CSL, GDPR, TCPA, FCRA, CAN-SPAM, PIPEDA, GLBA, NIST, ISO, VA6500. Joe has a BS in Biology, Masters of Science in Management (MSM), and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He is also a Marine Corps veteran with 8 years of service and multiple combat deployments.
Phone: (612) 802-6053
Bachelor of Science Information Systems, Finance
Matt is a Co-Owner and Principal of Lakeside Consulting Group. He is an information security and data privacy professional with over 15 years of industry experience. He has over 10 years of experience providing consulting and management services, including strategic planning, development and management to build multiple security/privacy consulting practices. Matt has successfully developed and led programs in the areas of information security, data privacy, governance, risk management, compliance and assurance.
Matt utilizes a pragmatic, common sense approach to achieving client goals, meeting customer needs and providing value. Prior to co-founding Lakeside Consulting Group, Matt worked as an independent consultant helping both existing consulting firms as well as end-clients (large enterprises and SMBs) to build and mature their information security and data privacy practices and programs. He spent 8 years at Target Corporation as an information security expert and as an IT Auditor. Matt has implemented compliance and assessment programs focused on authoritative sources such as HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, EU GDPR, CCPA, and ISO 27001/2. He holds CISA, CRISC, and CIPP certifications, and has an educational background in Information Systems and Finance.