Leadership Team

Charles Braswell

CEO, Managing Partner


As the Managing Partner, Charles is responsible for strategy, marketing, and content development. He has over 15 years of experience implementing and upgrading financial and compliance software products, deploying SAP Role Designs, leading SoD remediation projects, and designing comprehensive custom control monitoring solutions.

Prior to founding the company, Charles was the Partner in charge of the GRC practice at Sunera LLC. While at Sunera, Charles focused on assisting organizations with deploying third party CCM applications and developing in house CCM solutions as well as creating Sunera’s GRC implementation methodologies, pre-configured SAP role design, and accelerators used to streamline GRC projects.

Prior to Sunera, Charles delivered risk-based SAP services for the Southeast region of KPMG’s Information Risk Management practice. Charles is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an Approva Certified Professional (ACP) and holds a Masters in Accountancy from Rider University.

Kim Barnett

Partner – Service Delivery


Kim has over 18 years consulting experience in information technology, auditing, business process integration and enterprise controls solutions.

Building on a strong Accounting and Computer Integration foundation, Kim has successfully managed international end-to-end SAP Security and IT Controls implementations (design, build, test, and sustain). In addition, she has a comprehensive knowledge of segregation of duties and continuous controls monitoring solutions. Kim is responsible for service delivery, client satisfaction and internal resource development.

Kim has broad industry experience across telecommunications, consumer manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals, which was gained within the “Big 4” environment as well as the private sector. She obtained from Heidelberg College a BS in Accounting and BS in Computer Information Systems.

Joseph Shema

Partner -Technology and Managed Services


Joseph joined Winterhawk in January 2016 after spending 11.5 years as Global SAP Services Leader at a well-recognized, Fortune 100 company. His responsibilities while there were to drive and lead strategy, management, and delivery for all SAP Basis and Technology services for the multi-national manufacturing company. He has over 21 years as an SAP specialist and consultant helping both large and small enterprises evolve their SAP platforms and maximize their SAP investment.

 Currently Joseph is both a leader and practitioner for Winterhawk’s SAP Technology Advisory Services which include SAP Security, Infrastructure & Hosting, Cloud, Basis, S/4 HANA, SAP licensing & audit, and SAP Cyber Security service lines. He is directly accountable for all Winterhawk SAP Security and GRC managed support engagements ensuring quality delivery and cost efficiency with our customers. As an executive and senior advisor, Joseph is responsible for the development and management of strategic partnerships and promoting executive and senior level customer relationships and engagements.


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