Tyler Cybersecurity Leadership Team

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Rick Simonds

Vice President and General Manager

As a trusted leader, Rick is responsible for operations, technology, administration, sales, client services and innovation. Rick has over twenty years of business, information technology and cyber experience and has earned multiple certifications. Rick has been a member of the Sage team since 2003. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, he oversaw the technical infrastructure supporting Sage and nDiscovery, with a focus on maintaining a secure, redundant, high performance environment.


Steve Kallio, CISSP

Director of Innovation & Product Development

Steve has worked in the information security profession for over fifteen years, including as a consultant at both Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and with small businesses, assisting them in securing their technology infrastructure. Steve's experience has been used to help organizations understand the complexities and compliance requirements of information security. Steve is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) and Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP).


Ron Bernier, CISSP

Director of Tyler Detect

Ron Bernier is the Director of Tyler Detect, Tyler Cybersecurity’s premier managed threat detection service. He is the program’s original architect, and since 2006 has designed, maintained, and developed all components of the service, while leading and fostering a team of dedicated cybersecurity threat hunters. Previously, Ron worked with community and international banks within the information technology arena for over 15 years. His expertise was in network and security design, as well as information security. Ron is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


Brendan D. Travis, CISM

Director of Global Business Development

Brendan joined Sage in 2012 as an Account Executive to assist with increasing market exposure and developing new revenue streams for both new and traditional market segments. In 2015, he was named Director of Sales & Marketing where he was responsible for sales strategy development and helping to build effective and sustainable information security programs for businesses nationwide. Brendan brings over 15 years of risk and compliance experience to the Sage team with an established ability to develop long-term, collaborative relationships by linking functional advantages in support of strategic business objectives. Brendan is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College and an MBA degree from Clarkson University.