Our Team

Guidance and leadership from the top

A-LIGN elevates its clients through the guidance of leaders who take A-LIGN, its clients, and its team to the top.

Leadership Team


Scott G. Price, CPA, CISA, CIA

Chief Executive Officer

A-LIGN’s Chief Executive Officer, Scott Price, has provided clients with security, assurance, and compliance solutions for nearly 20 years. In this time, he has completed over 2,000 SAS 70/SOC audits and has supported many Global 1000, Fortune 500, and regional companies. In 2009, Scott started A-LIGN to provide partnership to firms around the globe by solving their security and compliance problems. In 2016, Scott was selected to Accounting Today’s Managing Partner Elite, highlighting the leaders of accounting firms who stand out from their peers due to their ability to guide their firms through innovation, development of strong culture, and continued focus on growth.


Jason Torgler

Chief Revenue Officer

Jason is the Chief Revenue Officer at A-LIGN.  Jason is responsible for the vision and strategic direction for A-LIGN’s Sales and Marketing teams.  Jason is keenly interested in helping to grow the business by expanding the number of client’s A-LIGN serves, as well as ensuring our existing clients maximize the value of their A-LIGN’s services.


Michael Branca

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Branca is the Chief Financial Officer at A-LIGN and brings over 20 years of enterprise technology financial leadership. Over the past two decades, he has served as CFO for multiple private equity-owned portfolio companies, leading them all to successful exits totaling more than $1.6B by driving business performance through strategy development and operational execution. Branca is responsible for strategically driving A-LIGN’s financial operations and leading A-LIGN through its next chapter of growth.


Mike Herdegen

Chief Technology Officer

As the Chief Technology Officer of A-LIGN, Mike Herdegen manages the organization’s product development for A-SCEND, A-LIGN’s proprietary compliance management platform. He brings 25 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing hundreds of custom software applications for customers across numerous industries. Mike previously co-founded Tribridge, where he managed the Custom Business Application service offering and oversaw strategic planning for Tribridge’s organizational information systems, software applications, IT security and IT support.

Our Team

Steve Simmons, CISSP, CISA, CIA, ISO 9001 LA

Chief Operating Officer

Steve is the Chief Operating Officer at A-LIGN and has performed over 500 SOC reviews. Steve has provided professional services to companies of all sizes during his career, including multiple Global 1000, Fortune 500, and regional companies.


Brian Gladstein

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Brian Gladstein is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at A-LIGN and is responsible for spearheading A-LIGN’s product, content, digital demand and communications strategies. He brings 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and B2B software and offers a breadth of deep technical knowledge within the cybersecurity industry. He most recently served as the Vice President of Marketing at Cmd and the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing at Carbon Black before that.



EVP Cybersecurity and Privacy Services

Petar Besalev is the Executive Vice President of Cybersecurity and Privacy Services at A-LIGN.  Petar has provided IT audit consulting and compliance services for Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries including manufacturing, financial, healthcare, government, and more.

Are You One of Us?

Our people define our business. The A-LIGN team is made up of a diverse group of experienced professionals, driven by a desire to reach the top with our clients. Are you ready to start the ascent?

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