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VPNBrains strives to give consumers only the most honest, unbiased reviews based on our extensive research and experience in the VPN field. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and information you need to make the best decisions for your personal needs.


Our team of experts loves what we do — and you reap the benefits! Because our job also happens to be our passion, we go above and beyond, working at all hours, to keep up-to-date on the latest trends and shifts in the VPN market. You can count on us not to miss a beat!


We realize that not every consumer has an extensive background in VPNs. We strive, with every review, to make our tips and assessments as reader-friendly and clear as possible so that we can support the needs of readers ranging from novice to pro.

Our VPN Experts

Andrew Gitt

Senior Tech Specialist, co-Founder, and Head of
Research at VPNBrains

Andrew Gitt is an international tech specialist with years of experience in online security-related research. Andrew is an entrepreneur whose passion for online privacy led him to found VPNBrains, where he works closely with his team of researchers to produce the most accurate, unbiased data to pass on to consumers around the world. Andrew’s years of management and leadership experience are quickly propelling his company forward in the VPN world.

Lance Gross

Digital Marketing Expert, Senior Content Specialist,
and co-Founder at VPNBrains

Lance Gross is an entrepreneur, marketing guru, and tech savant whose drive for success and meticulous eye for detail is always bringing you the best, most engaging content. Lance has created and produced countless tech videos combining his two loves, media and technology, in a way that is both informative and engaging to his audience. His background in marketing, combined with his passion for virtual privacy, has been the backbone of the VPNBrains brand, setting in motion a new wave of energy in the VPN world that is entirely contagious.

Nikola Mladenovic

Cybersecurity Specialist, Data Privacy Expert,
and Senior Technical Editor at VPNBrains

Nikola Mladenovic is fluent in 3 different languages and holds an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification, issued by Offensive Security with the certificate ID OS-101-34161.

With over 10 years of experience in IT he has worked on projects ranging from system and network administration, education, planning, consulting, analysis, assessment and testing to investigative and forensic work. He brings high standards, tried and tested methodology with industry standard tools and techniques to deliver you professional results.

Nikola is a Cybersecurity Specialist and Senior Technical Editor at VPNBrains.

Therese Schachner

Cybersecurity Specialist

Therese is a student at Northwestern University completing an MS in Computer Engineering and a BS in Computer Science. She has worked on various projects at Northwestern involving penetration testing, digital forensics, and cybersecurity tool development. For her MS Project, she is working on a tool at Northwestern University’s Lab for Internet and Security Technology that helps users set up Docker containers in a secure manner.

Therese also has experience in software engineering. She has contributed to the development of a surgical stapler and R&D tools while working as a Software Engineering Intern at Medtronic. She has also held software engineering research positions at various labs at Northwestern, such as the Robotics and Sensorimotor Control Lab.

Therese has been quoted in such leading industry publications:






If you are a journalist and would like to contact Therese as a source, she can be reached at [email protected].