Scheme Committee Members

EC-Council Scheme Committee members

Bill Varhol - Senior Associate(KMPG)

Bill Varhol has over 10 total years of experience within the Information Technology field. He has a strong IT security background and has worked in both the private sector and as a contractor with the US DoD. Mr. Varhol has a handful of industry recognized certifications from groups including Microsoft, CompTIA, EC-Council, Offensive Security and others. He is currently employed as a Sr. Associate with KPMG where he is a member of Information Protection and Business Resilience under IT Advisory. He focuses on technical security assessments including penetration testing and vulnerability assessments and has done work for some of the country’s largest retailers, manufacturing companies, banks, and universities.

Bill Varhol (Vice Chair)
Senior Associate – Advisory, KPMG

 Joseph Juchniewicz -Vice Chair

Joseph A. Juchniewicz has over 21 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Mr. Juchniewicz holds a BA /MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Juchniewicz was one for the founding members of the EC Council’s Scheme Committee and currently holds several certifications including the EC Councils; C|EH, C|HFI, E|CSA, L|PT, Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner, Level III Certification in Homeland Security and American College of Forensic Examiners certification in Sensitive Security Information, and Registered Investigator. Mr. Juchniewicz is currently employed as a Senior Consultant at Accudata Systems as a member of the Assessment and Compliance Practice. He provides high-level consulting services to Accudata customers primarily in the area of information security, including the design and implementation of security solutions, conducting security assessments, and assisting with the alignment of operational procedures with information security best practices. He has extensive experience in vulnerability and penetration testing, social engineering, physical security assessments, investigations, and computer forensics within the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security, and several of the top Fortune 100 companies.

Joseph Juchniewicz (Vice Chair)
Senior Consultant, Accudata Systems


First Name Last Name Designation Company/Organization
John Foley Lead Specialist - Network & Security Verizon Business
Jay Haun Systems Analyst Cox Media Group
Chad Hayes Vice President, Operations Cellcrypt, Inc
Michael Hughes Director & Principle IA Consultant Teeke Consulting, UK
Jason Jones IS Supervisor Security Carnival Cruise Lines
Jon Marler Security Engineer Trustwave
Denis O'Callaghan Security Consultant – Cyber Defence NATO SHAPE, Casteau Belgium
Phil Patrick Application Security Analyst The Juiceplus Company
Steven Petrie Enterprise Security Consultant Telos Corporation
Stewart Shannon Enterprise Security Consultant Telos Corporation
Alejandro Villegas Security Program Manager Microsoft


Roles and Responsibilities

The specific duties and responsibilities of the SC members include:

  • Approve key policies governing the operation of EC-Council Certification Division.
  • Assuring consistency of decision making as well as the criteria used therein.
  • Serve on appeals and complaints task groups as appointed by the SC Chair.
  • Promote and provide guidance to promote EC-Council certifications.
  • Provide guidance regarding international initiatives supporting EC-Council certifications.
  • Provide guidance to support educational initiatives related to EC-Council certifications.
  • Determine areas of research required to improve EC-Council certifications.
  • Serve on task forces / subcommittees as appointed by the SC Chair.



None of the EC-Council | Scheme Committee members are part of the management team of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) and as such, they should not be construed to be part of the Board of Directors of EC-Council.