Paul Hugenberg, III

Principal, Director of Information Services
Wooster, OH
Resident of Boardman, OH
Rea Team Member Since 2019
  • At Rea, Paul educates clients about the current threats and risk mitigation opportunities in the cyber space. Ensure compliance and reliance on those controls where needed. Basic cyber security evangelism!

Topics or areas of expertise that Paul can talk about (even in his sleep):

Impact of Cyber Incidents on business survival
Quantifying risk in economic terms
Compliance processes (best, general practices)
How organizations can help themselves
Current industry risks and use cases

How we know he knows what he's doing:

Paul earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Youngstown State University.

He earned his master's degree in banking and finance from Southern Methodist University.

He has over 20 years of experience in the industry.

He joined Rea through a merger of his company Cyber 6 Group, Inc.

In 2021, Paul earned his Certified Registered Practitioners certification.

Furthering his professional development, Paul is involved with:

Ohio Society of CPAs


When he's not in the office, you can find him:

Avid Motorcyclist

Youth coach


Political hack

Paul is involved in his community:

Round Table 12 (entrepreneurs group)
Boardman Youth Sports (coach)

How he's helped clients meet their business needs:

Paul completed a implementation of effective, right-sized, cyber framework that allowed his client to win a large contract. Cyber was not on radar, but was required by the prospect.

He trained a client's client on cybersecurity and there expected roles, why it matters. The client was continuously responding to events (e.g. requests for funds to be sent to unknown sources) because their client was not secure.

Inside The Mind Of...

What does “A Brighter Way” mean to you? Transparency. Light exposes who you are, good or bad.

Why do you choose to work at Rea? Community mission

Describe your work style. Creative, innovative, relationship based, conversational

What do you consider is your “brightest” quality? Ethics

Just For Fun:

What did 10-year-old you want to be when you grew up? Plastic surgeon

What profession would you choose if you didn’t go into accounting? Venture capital

What is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten at? One-Eyed Parrot, Surf City, NC

I am a cybersecurity strategist and advisor, securing companies and letting them focus on their growth.