Tyler Cybersecurity Leadership Team

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Rick Simonds

Vice President and General Manager

Rick has over twenty-five years of business, information technology, and cybersecurity experience, and has earned multiple certifications. He began his career at Tyler Cybersecurity (formerly Sage Data Security) as an Information Security Architect where he worked with clients providing a full range of services from technical testing to Board of Director briefings. In 2008 he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer, a position he held until 2015 when he took over managing the day-to-day operations. Prior to that time, Rick was a Microsoft Trainer and consultant specializing in Active Director Design and Email migrations. He was also the General Manager of U.S. retail operations for Denby Pottery Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Maine Maritime Academy.


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 Tyler Cybersecurity (formerly Sage Data Security) in 2012 as a Strategic Account Executive. In 2015, he was named Director of Business Development where he is responsible for sales strategy development and helping to build effective and sustainable information security programs for businesses nationwide. Brendan brings over 20 years of security, risk, and compliance experience to the Tyler team with an established ability to develop long-term, collaborative partnerships by linking functional advantages across disciplines in support of strategic business objectives. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a BS in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College and an MBA from Clarkson University.