The Carmon Group Places Erik Johnson as Senior Auditor with ReliabilityFirst

The Carmon Group is pleased to announce that Erik Johnson will be joining ReliabilityFirst as a Senior Auditor for the Compliance Division for the organization. In this role, Erik will leverage over fifteen years of experience in information systems and security to lead compliance audits for utilities based in the thirteen states that ReliabilityFirst governs.

Prior to joining ReliabilityFirst, Erik spent the last nine years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and most recently the Federal Reserve System. He served as a Senior Information Security Assessment Consultant for their National Incident Response Team (NIRT) and as an Information Security Consultant. Erik obtained a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University and a Masters of Science in Computer, Information Systems, and Network Security from DePaul University. He holds numerous certifications including his CAP, CISA, CISSP, CRISC and PMP.

About ReliabilityFirst ( ReliabilityFirst is a not-for-profit company incorporated in the State of Delaware, which began operations on January 1, 2006. ReliabilityFirst's mission is to preserve and enhance electric service reliability and security for the interconnected electric systems within the ReliabilityFirst geographic area. On July 20, 2006, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) was certified as the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) in the United States, pursuant to Section 215 of the Federal Power Act of 2005. Included in this certification was a provision for the ERO to delegate authority for the purpose of proposing and enforcing reliability standards by entering into delegation agreements with regional entities. ReliabilityFirst is one of the eight approved Regional Entities in North America, under the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

The company is moving their headquarters from Fairlawn, Ohio to Independence, Ohio in early 2014 due to growth. ReliabilityFirst's primary responsibilities include developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance to those reliability standards for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. They provide seasonal and long-term assessments of bulk electric system reliability within the thirteen states that ReliabilityFirst has governance.

Chris Carmon and Jeff Gross were the search consultants managing this project. The Carmon Group is a Cleveland, Ohio-based, entrepreneurial, retained search firm. Our firm has a consistent track record for delivering the highest quality services which have a measurable and significant ROI on our clients’ businesses. We selectively partner with the best growth businesses throughout the United States. Our Leadership Team has over 75 years’ of combined experience in retained search.