Bryan Cobb Newest VP at IT Services Firm C-Forward

Covington, KY — January 19, 2023 — C-Forward, an Information Technology (IT) service provider headquartered in Covington, has announced a new Vice President.

Bryan Cobb has been promoted to the management team as Vice President vCIO (Virtual Chief Information Officer). Bryan joined C-Forward in 2016 as Project Supervisor. Prior to C-Forward, he spent 15 years as the IT/Facilities Director at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) where he helped position it as one of the most technologically advanced ADDs in the state of KY.

“Bryan possesses the enthusiasm and skill for this next step. His drive and ability to secure our clients’ networks is unparalleled” said Brian Ruschman, President. “He has unfailingly shown that he has the right mix of foresight, knowledge, and passion for our company, our customers and our community. He will excel in this new role.”

“Our management team has taken our company to new heights the past five years, with double-digit revenue growth each year” said Brent Cooper, C-Forward’s Founder and Owner. “Last year, we had 98% customer retention and 95% employee retention.  Those kinds of results are unheard of in our industry and give us tremendous confidence as we continue to grow the business.  With Bryan now joining the management team, we are definitely looking forward to the future!”  

“Bryan exemplifies what we always try to cultivate among our team and in our culture.  He performs at a high level, lifting people up around him” said Mike Grout, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “He provides exceptional and thoughtful customer service and has fun while doing it.  I’ve had the privilege of hiring Bryan and watching him grow over the last 7 years.  He’s been a huge part of our recent success and I’m excited for him to join our Leadership Team as we continue our growth.”

Bryan will oversee C-Forward’s vCIO and auditing services’ department which enables C-Forward to identify customer problems before they happen. He also oversees Cybersecurity services and enjoys the human element involved in protecting customer networks.

“I’m excited to be able to continue to strengthen our customers cybersecurity posture with C-Forward’s proactive Cybersecurity, vCIO and auditing services. With the rise in cybercrime over the last decade, companies need to be agile and proactive with their cybersecurity initiatives. C-Forward helps business owners sleep better at night because of the work we do. It will certainly be a challenging, yet rewarding, role for me to be in.”

Bryan is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a BS in Computer Science. He is also a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky (Class of 2013)  and served on the Leadership Education Day Committee.  In 2012, Bryan started New Haven’s first father engagement program at New Haven Elementary called “Tiger Dads,” which enlisted over 300 father figures. Bryan also serves on the NKY MakerSpace Steering Committee, the Boone County Education Foundation Board and was a Cub Scout leader for 4 years.