Founded in 2001 by a team of returning military, cybersecurity veterans, CyberDefenses has a dual focus on the Government/Public Sector and Private Sectors.
We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small business (SDVOSB), and have experienced significant growth per annum since our founding.
Our team members hail from the Big 5 consulting firms, as well as top Fortune 500 companies and the US Military. They hold credentials from NSA, Endeca, SAP – BOBJ, Oracle – OBIEE, MicroStrategy, Microsoft, Cisco, Linux, and many others.
Our Customer Promise
Our company values define how we treat our clients:
- Think and act like a noble servant
- Never lose focus on the customer
- Always, always strive to add value
- Stay people centric
- Earn and retain trust
CyberDefenses can help you
fight off attackers
These capabilities are now available to state and local governments, to defend against the rapidly mutating threats found in cyberspace today.
Our teams are staffed with dedicated professionals who are heavily vetted and credentialed, and possess years of hands-on cybersecurity experience.
Every organization deserves a military grade defense.
Founder, Chairman of the Board
Randell has more than 25 years of experience as an executive, project manager and systems engineer – leading and managing personnel in the delivery of critical military and private sector information technology projects.
In addition to his executive and management experience, Randell has extensive computer training, including knowledge of multiple networking environments and business software packages.
He has directly managed multi-million dollar budgets for the government, and is recognized as a leader in cybersecurity – advising key corporate, government and military constituents.
Randell is also a retired Colonel of the Texas National Guard, where he commanded the Information Operations Brigade.
Armando oversees the strategic direction of CyberDefenses. He drives the growth of the company and shapes the company mission and values. He leads CyberDefenses' expansion into new service and product lines as well as new markets. He also serves as head of mergers and acquisitions.
Additionally, Armando advances the company's innovative approach to cybersecurity. He instills a culture focused on the delivery of excellence across services and products to an expanding client-base.
Prior to CyberDefenses, Armando spent more than 20 years in information technology roles at EDS, Dell, Motive, Alcatel Lucent and Hewlett-Packard. He has worked in numerous disciplines including support, sales, operations, business development and executive management.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert leads the strategy and direction of CyberDefenses finance, accounting and human resources functions. This includes forecasting, job costing, legal oversight, property management, bank relationships and payroll among other critical areas of responsibility.
He brings years of finance and operations experience across diverse industries including technology, semiconductor manufacturing, global distribution of electronic components and data storage. Prior to CyberDefenses, Robert was the Controller and CFO at Yarborough Solutions Worldwide where he provided key leadership that led to a successful acquisition. He has also held leadership roles at companies such as Expedia Group, Inc., Arrow Electronics and Quantum Corporation.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Chief Technology Officer
Damon is responsible for technology selection, research and development across the range of security services offered to CDI customers.
Prior to CyberDefenses, Damon spent over two decades in engineering, product management and senior leadership roles, with a heavy focus on networking and cybersecurity. Damon has worked for a wide range of organizations, from 3-person startups to Fortune-10 research and development organizations, including Hewlett-Packard, NetApp, TippingPoint, Mirage Networks, NSS Labs and Exodus Intelligence, among others.
In addition to his work within CyberDefenses, Damon is also very active in the cybersecurity start-up community. As a Managing Partner within Manifest, Damon helps enable the cybersecurity community to support the growth and success of Austin-based security startups.
CISO, VP Services and Operations
Brian leads the Security Operations, Cyber Intelligence, Advisory Consulting and Program Management teams that are responsible for the delivery of services across the CyberDefenses client base.
As internal CISO Brian ensures that the processes and technologies used to run the CyberDefenses business and services are secure and resilient to the increasing and evolving risks.
Brian has been a professional within Information Security and Information Technology for more than 25 years as a cybersecurity consultant and leader of organizations in commercial industry and state government.
Previous roles include leading the Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center, CISO and Cybersecurity Coordinator for the State of Texas, CISO for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Temple-Inland.
VP Sales and Marketing
Keri drives the go-to-market strategy as well as the sales execution for CyberDefenses. She manages the company's outreach and growth into new and existing markets. Keri leads brand development and integrated, multi-channel marketing as well as public relations.
She works with the technology and operations teams to help shape service programs that assist clients in resolving complex cybersecurity challenges.
Keri's career spans marketing, public relations and sales. Her experience includes work with technology product and service companies such as AMD, Dell, GE and Ping Identity. She also served as founder and principal of a marketing consulting firm.
Keri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has been awarded honors from Women In Communications.