Our Team

Experienced. Creative. Resourceful. The team at Arch has a reputation for putting client needs first and achieving evidence-based results.

While brand name consultants offer you an expensive slide deck and their best wishes, the Arch team gives you a digitally-powered comprehensive view of your threat landscape and then applies that knowledge to project implementation. We work with both facilities management and CISO/CSO leaders to raise the awareness of the intertwinement of cyber and physical threats and then implement a strategy for resolution and review.

Martin Shepherd, CEO

Martin Shepherd


Nearly 18 years of sophisticated legal experience, representing clients in litigation disputes, real estate transactions, oil and gas matters, trademark and copyright disputes, and entertainment deals. Founded Arch Access Control to be a leader in technological solutions for enterprise security projects.

Rico Grady, Sales and Digital Content

Rico Grady

Sales & Digital Content

Rico has an extensive, 20 year career as an account executive, manager, and coach with companies that include Transamerica, Thomson Reuters and Allianz. Rico is a natural Sales Executive with international contacts and experience delivering multiple millions of dollars in successful projects to C-Suite executives.

Shari Gribbin, Advisory Solutions

Shari Gribbin

Advisory Solutions

Shari is a cybersecurity and regulatory professional with specializations in supply chain risk, regulatory strategy and compliance. During her 18+ year career, Shari managed major compliance projects at Exelon and consulted throughout the Energy Sector while at Deloitte.

Michael Melfi, General Counsel

Michael Melfi

General Counsel

Michael is a technology and venture capital attorney with critical insight into cybersecurity assessment and remediation. He is counsel for several successful start ups in physical and cybersecurity technology solutions, including a patented video analysis software, proprietary assessment technology, and robotics security.

Mike Lancaster, Cybersecurity

Mike Lancaster


Mike is an experienced technology strategist and business leader. As a corporate leader, Mike developed and led best in class Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk, and SOX Compliance Programs at Arsenal Resources. Mr Lancaster has worked with KPMG, E&Y, and Grant Thornton over the past fifteen years to keep companies safe and secure. His career focuses on solving business problems with advanced technology at the right cost.

Rachel Cash, Privacy

Rachel Cash


Rachel is a lawyer and Tech Industry leader whose career is focused on privacy and security. Rachel’s work includes data privacy assessment and consultation. She also developed Elroi, a VPN application designed to shield clients’ internet traffic from bad actors while also scanning the web for any personal data leaks like email, mobile number, credit card, passport, and Social security number. Rachel understands that personal data is increasingly commoditized and that individuals should be in control of their own information.

Al McBride, Jr., Advisory Solutions

Al McBride, Jr.

Advisory Solutions

Al McBride is an accomplished Cybersecurity Thought Leader and mentoring professional with experience in developing Cybersecurity Operational guidance to Fortune 500 clients. He developed methodologies for successful Security Practice development utilizing HIPPA, PCI, NIST and other security compliance frameworks and breach remediation plans. ​ Al served as SOC Manager and provided analysis and risk mitigation with millions of events being analyzed by a team of 10 per shift 24/7/365.​ Al also led team initiatives to identify and remediate active risks for highly secured government agencies where he provided Tier 2/3 SOC operations support and incident response.