J Wolfgang Goerlich. J Wolfgang Goerlich
Traditionally, companies have at least two main technical teams. There are the programmers, who code the software that the company sells, or that its employees use internally. And then there are the information technology operations staff, who handle everything from installing network gear to maintaining the servers that run those programmers’ code. The two teams only communicate when it’s time for the operations team to install a new version of the programmers’ software, or when things go wrong.
That’s the way it was at Munder Capital Management when J. Wolfgang Goerlich joined the Midwestern financial services company in 2005.
As a security specialist, Goerlich served as sort of a go-between for the developers, operations, and legal compliance staff, making sure everyone was building and maintaining technology safely while following all relevant laws. In 2011, Goerlich was promoted to the role of information systems and security manager and tasked with combining the development and operations teams into a single unified team, tearing down the walls that separated them.