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Bryan Kainrath is president of Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA), a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development and dissemination of educational and informational resources intended to upskill the current workforce and to cultivate the next generation of professionals engaged in securely and safely operating mission critical infrastructure while protecting the physical and economic security, health, and safety of the public.
With his extensive background in professional credentialing, learning ecosystems and workforce development, Bryan was instrumental with the founding of MCGA, and his leadership continues to be an asset to the strategic direction of the organization.
As a respected authority and leader in the workforce development industry, Bryan has expertise in helping organizations succeed through business growth and startup strategies, and certification and workforce development.
Prior to MCGA, Kainrath served for 14 years as a vice president of products and operations for one of the IT industry's top trade associations where he was directly responsible for doubling the annual revenue. He is also credited for developing and bringing to market several successful certification programs and for starting the association’s first continuing education program. Bryan fostered the idea for, set up, and ran a wholly owned for-profit consulting subsidiary of the association that leveraged its expertise to help others develop credential programs. He was key in developing the rapid republication model used by the industry to help thwart cheat sites and was one of the founders of the IT Certification Council (ITCC).
Since its founding in 2020, leaders in business, government and industry have turned to Mission Critical Global Alliance as a trusted resource in safeguarding operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) elements of mission critical infrastructure. As a nonprofit organization with expertise in advocacy, skills standards development, education, research, workforce development and professional certifications, we help protect the physical and economic security, health, and safety of the public.