29 Jun Dan Frein
Dan Frein is a Senior Architect in West Monroe Partners’ Technology Practice. He brings over 15 years of experience providing IT/OT infrastructure expertise across several industries, especially in Energy and Utilities. Dan’s areas of focus include OT network design and infrastructure, as well as transport WAN design using IP/MPLS or MPLS-TP. He is also regularly involved in IT strategy and due diligence engagements across a variety of industries.
Dan continues to provide OT network architecture and technical guidance on several Nokia MPLS-based transport networks. These networks are built to provide secure, resilient, and scalable transport of SCADA, physical security, and other business traffic to support critical infrastructure operations consistent with NERC/CIP requirements. Using OT experience from Energy and Utilities, Dan has been involved with traditional OT network design in the manufacturing space, leveraging PERA/ISA-95 and Rockwell Collins CPwE frameworks to institute network segmentation to mitigate risks with network-based malware propagation, reducing the likelihood and duration of manufacturing downtime.
Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (BSIM) from Purdue University.
WHAT MAKES DAN DIFFERENT
In his free time, Dan likes to ride his motorcycles, try good beer, and travel to new places – although he is still partial to summers in the Chicago area.
WHERE DAN MAKES AN IMPACT
Dan enjoys providing technical architecture and strategy guidance to his clients; helping extract additional value from existing infrastructure assets and planning for future infrastructure growth to enable new business services. He also provides enthusiastic leadership within our Networking and Utilities Industry Leadership Team.
- Energy & Utilities
- Private Equity
- Healthcare (Payer)
- Capital Markets
SKILLS & SPECIALTIES
- OT secure network design and architecture
- Transport network design and implementation using IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP
- Traditional LAN/SD-WAN/datacenter build-out
- IT strategy and Due Diligence
- Cloud strategy and application disposition (AWS and Azure)