Richard Carson is a founding partner of SAINT Corporation and has served as Chairman since 1998. Richard is also the founder of Richard S. Carson & Associates, Inc., a computer security services consulting firm with over 30 years of industry and federal government experience. Richard built a viable security consultancy with focused expertise in the field of security risk assessments, vulnerability and penetration testing, security policy, and certification and accreditation. Prior to founding Carson Associates, Richard was the President of Synergistic Cybernetics Inc. and the Marketing Manager for Bunker Ramo Data Services Inc. While serving as an officer in the military, Richard was involved with sensitive intelligence and security requirements. Richard obtained his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Council of the Cornell School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Donna Ruginski is a founding partner of SAINT Corporation and has been the CEO and President of SAINT Corporation, maker of the first integrated Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing solution. Donna is responsible for driving corporate strategy, business development, and business operations. Donna has more than 25 years’ experience in the high-tech industry and has built organizations delivering high-quality security products and services with outstanding customer support. She has held positions of Chief Operation Officer, Sr. VP, and VP with Richard S. Carson & Associates, Inc., a security services consultancy with clients in the federal government and industry. Donna earned a M.S. in Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. She graduated cum laude from Towson University, earning a B.S. degree with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Lance Boyd is responsible for expanding SAINT’s sales organization on a global basis. He brings over 25 years of experience growing high-tech organizations with a specific focus on security products and services for both commercial and government customers. Lance has led early-stage technology and service companies in pursuing new markets and has been responsible for accelerating company growth in both publicly-traded and VC-backed startups. He most recently was VP of Sales and Business Development for Irdeto, and VP of Worldwide Sales for Arxan, where he developed and drove sales operations to exceed corporate growth goals. Lance earned a M.S. in Computer Engineering at George Mason University. He graduated with honors, earning a B.S. with a double major in Physics and Math from Hampden-Sydney College.
Mr. Sam Kline, CISSP – Chief Technical Officer
Sam Kline joined SAINT Corporation in 1999 as the chief development engineer, providing the security expertise and software development talent to drive the transformation of SAINT from an open-source tool into a fully featured commercial scanning suite. He became CTO in 2009, and is currently responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the company’s technology development. He provides engineering and architecture oversight for the SAINT® suite of tools; and design and deployment of new vulnerability assessment and penetration testing capabilities in SAINT products.
Prior to his arrival at SAINT, Sam was a key force behind the proactive defense of the Pentagon’s information systems in his role of supervisor of network vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. Sam has a B.S., magna cum laude in Electrical and Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.S. in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Tech. He is a recognized expert in the information security industry, having spoken at a variety of conferences and universities.
Randall Laudermilk joined SAINT Corporation in 2009 and is responsible for all aspects of the vision, roadmap, and delivery of all products within the SAINT portfolio. Randy is also a key contributor to the business development group chartered with establishing strategic alliances and technical partnerships. Randy brings to SAINT a unique combination of business, market, and technology acumen. He has a vast range of experience in the IT field, including 20 years of experience in IT professional services to both the federal government and private sector. Randy has an extensive background in security regulatory compliance, and has been instrumental in the expansion of SAINT’s product offerings in both vulnerability and configuration auditing in market segments such as FISMA, HIPAA, SOX, NERC and SCAP. Randy is also part of the ASV Task Force created to identify alternative approaches to current issues and challenges affecting the ASV program related to external scanning. Randy served in the U.S. Air Force and later held a position with the Joint Staff’s Special Operations Division at the Pentagon. Randy also completed professional study at the Performance Institute, and earned an M.S. in Information Systems from Marymount University. Randy is also a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and a member of the Scrum Alliance.