Zach Johnstone, CISM®, CISA®, CRISC®



Client and Corporate Services


Zach is a Principal in the Louisville office, where he provides strategic leadership and collaborates with stakeholders across the firm to align business goals with IT deliverables, reduce opportunity cost, and ensure trust and value in IT. The intersection between cybersecurity and regulatory oversight is his comfort zone, and he promotes and delivers systems that are designed to be secure and compliant from the onset. Zach’s strength lies in building teams and developing people’s skillsets.

Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Zach served as the IT Director at ARGI Financial Group. He started his career building and protecting IT infrastructure for clients in various industries. After starting two cybersecurity practices at different value-added resellers, he moved into a management role at Sazerac, a global spirits company where he oversaw incredible growth and served on the tasting panel at Buffalo Trace! Following Sazerac, he switched gears and joined McNeil & Company, a specialty markets risk management company located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.


  • B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky


  • Certified Information Security Manager®
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor®
  • Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control®

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