Alexander Gessen, CCE, EnCE, CBE, CCO, CCPA, CISSP
National Director of Forensics
Alexander Gessen is the National Director of Forensics at Haystack Information Discovery HAYSTACKID LLC.
Mr. Gessen has earned his place among the giants of digital forensics over the years, working on high-profile cases and defying the impossible time and time again with respect to data recovery and discovery. He is a member of Mensa, and earned his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Moscow Power Institute, and his Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Cybernetics from Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Gessen began his career in the early 1980s as a senior software engineer, and quickly became Director of Research and Development, overseeing the creation of a word processor that was hailed as the best in the field by PC World back in 1985. Since, he has been far more entrenched in digital forensics, serving as an examiner and the Head of Information Security at other points in his storied career.
His deep and comprehensive understanding of the software associated with eDiscovery, information security and litigation support positions Mr. Gessen to best serve clientele, and lead HAYSTACKID in the process.
Mr. Gessen enjoys the challenges and opportunities involved in working at HAYSTACKID and competing at a high level in a rapidly evolving industry. His favorite movie is Magnificent Seven, and he has worked on cases for some of the largest corporations in the country, as well as various federal agencies.