Welcome to Iron Krten Consulting. Allow me to introduce myself; I'm the founder, Robert Krten. The name is a play on the old Soviet-era "Iron Curtain" (the English pronunciation of my Czech surname).
I started my own consulting company (PARSE Software Devices) early in my career (1991). I had the good fortune of consulting to a lot of companies (diverse across size, culture, and industry) for 18 years, while also managing the business (promoting 3 successful QNX books and creating training courses).
In 2008, I chose full time employment. I worked for Semiconductor Insights (doing reverse engineering in support of patent litigation), then Cloakware (inventing novel binary protection technologies that defeat reverse engineering, tampering, and other SW attacks), and finally Cisco Systems (maintaining the QNX kernel on the world's largest routers, like the ASR9k, GSR, and CRS-X, and solving complex scalablity and "large code" issues).
Looking back on my last three jobs, I realized that the fundamental reason I was highly valued at each of them was exactly because of my consulting background, wherein I had developed an unusually wide breadth of knowledge. With that realization came the desire to keep expanding that width of knowledge, and the only way to do it was as a consultant / entrepreneur.
So, in August of 2013, I formed Iron Krten Consulting in order to continue my never-ending learning adventure.
You hire consultants for their concentrated knowledge. When you hire me, you're hiring a consultant with an incredible breadth and depth of experience. You're hiring a leader, inventor, communicator, innovator, a wanna-be renaissance man — someone who can think outside of the ... (wait — there's a box ??) and who can easily and effectively communicate with the multiple levels and functions in an organization (from President to Engineer, from Security Assurance to Legal, from Sales and Marketing to Training and Courseware Development) — because I've been there, done that.
My breadth allows me to hit the ground running — my depth allows me to make an impact.