About Us

Who Are We

Company Overview

Founded in 2005, Infolock is the go-to data risk management advisory, consulting, and managed services firm for security conscious organizations. With a programmatic approach, Infolock expertly manages the complex data risks of its clients, enabling organizations to achieve their strategic business objectives.

Named among the “Fastest Growing Companies” on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list, Infolock developed DataRAMP™, a Data Risk Management Framework which empowers organizations to understand and manage data risk in the same manner as other organizational risks, such as financial, competitive, and regulatory risk. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Infolock serves customers in the financial services, healthcare, government, educational and other highly-regulated industries around the world.

Key Characteristics


Infolock provides a programmatic approach to data risk management, so customers are no longer paralyzed by the fear of losing data, but instead unlock the revenue potential of safely maintaining and optimizing

We intrinsically show concern and compassion for our customers, partners, and colleagues.


We pride ourselves in being competent and able to handle workloads effectively; We consider ourselves to be humble yet self-assured.


We are committed to working energetically, devotedly, and diligently.


We are eager to take on difficult problems that require an out-of-the-box approach.

Critical Actions

We Do What We Say We’re Going To Do.

We focus on solutions, not problems. ​

We Graciously Challenge And Stretch

Like a great coach or mentor, we motivate and encourage our customers, cultivating their potential while pushing them to be their best. Similarly, we strive to always hold our industry accountable and seek to move it forward.

We Commit to the Process

We advise customers to see data risk management as a discipline requiring continuous practice, due diligence, and perseverance.


Why Infolock?

With Infolock, organizations are no longer paralyzed by the fear of losing data, but instead unlock the revenue potential of safely maintaining and optimizing it.

Data-Centric And Programmatic Approach

With a data-first mentality, Infolock helps customers unify their information governance, data privacy, data security, data governance, and data compliance efforts into manageable processes and purposeful technologies to solidify the organization’s holistic data risk management strategy. Objectives and metrics are then established, tracked, and reported on regularly to easily communicate the program’s efficacy and progress.

Industry Experts & Strategic Advisors​

For nearly two decades, Infolock has been a thought leader in the data governance, data security, data protection, and data privacy spaces. Since 2005, Infolock has assisted hundreds of customers in understanding their data risk posture and improving their data risk management maturity. DataRAMP, Infolock’s latest publication, is a data risk management framework, that guides information security executives through the development of a comprehensive program, mapping the framework’s milestones to their organization’s unique regulatory and business needs.

Designated Resources

Infolock customers receive designated support including access to highly skilled and credentialed analysts, engineers, and consultants. Infolock maintains the costly and time-consuming responsibility of training and retaining top industry talent to ensure the seamless delivery of each customer’s data risk management program and needs.

Managing Partners

Our Leadership Team

Sean Steele
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Operations
Sean leads the finance, operations, marketing, HR, legal, and administration functions of Infolock.
Chris Wargo
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Sales
Chris leads the sales, sales engineering, sales operations, and vendor partnership activities of the firm.
Leonel Cortes
Managing Partner, Services
Leonel leads Infolock’s services and project management organizations, overseeing advisory, managed, professional, and technical services.
Prior to co-founding Infolock in 2005, Sean was a founding employee at four other technology startup companies, holding positions in sales, marketing, business development, and product management. He began his career as a technical writer with MicroStrategy, a business intelligence and data mining company, and received a B.A. in English Literature from The College of William & Mary. Sean holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Security Control (CRISC) certifications, is active with B Sides, ISSA, and ISACA, and regularly supports local charities including the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).

 He has been integral in the development of key strategic alliances that have accelerated Infolock’s growth, and his leadership has helped transform Infolock into one of the country’s leading data governance consulting firms. Prior to co-founding Infolock, Chris held management roles in the financial services and staffing industries, leading teams in both sales and operations.

Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and an active member in industry organizations such as ISSA, ISACA, and HIMSS. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Chris supports charities including the 11q Research & Resource Center and Offender Aid & Restoration (OAR).

In his more than 20-year career in IT, he has held positions of increasing responsibility at the engineering, audit, security, and management levels. His exposure to SP500 and multinational environments combined with his unique strategy for developing consultant services position him as an effective and trusted advisor able to recommend cost-effective security solutions that exceed customer expectations. Leonel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is an active member of both ISACA and ISC2 chapters.