Internal Network Security, Data Protection and Compliance
Jason was newly enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1996 when he was asked about his goals. He laid out four aims he wanted to accomplish in four years.
"Earn a Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal?" his Chief Petty Officer said, laughing. "Be more realistic."
But the small-town Mississippian went to work. He achieved those goals ‐‐ and hasn't stopped since.
Jason earned a B.S. from Athens State University in Management of Technology. He went on to learn from every perspective of the IT industry. For more than 20 years, his career has spanned small business consulting, large corporate infrastructures and a successful commitment to entrepreneurship. He's a "jack of all trades" who understands the complete picture of IT support.
Along the way, Jason has been named one the Houston Business Journal's "40 Under 40 Class of 2016." He has earned more than 30 IT certifications, most notably the rigorous CompTIA Security+ Trustmark. But he's best known around here for his fast, fair and straightforward answers.
Jason lives in Houston, Texas, with his twin son and daughter, Mason and Madeline. In his rare time away from work, he's watching baseball or listening to country music.
External Network Security and End User Training
Jake traveled from his hometown of Hallettsville, Texas, to 30 countries while serving in the U.S. Navy. Whether he woke up in Africa or Europe, Jake always did one thing. He took the same risks he expected his guys to take. He's never sent anyone in his place. That's why we like him.
For the last 20 years, Jake has continued to build respect through this simple, honest action. He was even trusted with Top Secret network security clearance for NATO COMUSNAVEUR in London. He supervised 15 personnel in support of 450 users, earning him the COMUSNAVEUR Sailor of the Year Award.
He's also secured networks for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center. And he's spent more than a decade as a security expert for major companies in the petroleum industry.
Jake has a BS in Information Management and is working on a Master of Science in Cyber Security. His certifications include CompTIA Security+, Microsoft Security Fundamentals and System Security Certified Practitioner.
Jake lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Elizabeth; their son, Lucas; and their German Shepherd. He likes to go shooting and to read anything he can get his hands on.
Rudolfo "Rudy" Martinez
Chief Enterprise Architect
Rudy got his nickname from the number of times he was awarded medals by U.S. Navy admirals. He earned a whopping four Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals.
It was during his three overseas tours that Rudy developed a passion for IT security. In fact, one of his medals is Navy's System Administrator of the Year. He was going far beyond the scope of IT even back then.
For nearly 13 years, Rudy has led security at major corporations. He saved Dell more than $1 million by flawlessly migrating 30,000 knowledge base articles. He maintained a 99% availability rate for all Harland Clarke manufacturing facilities. He created a roadmap for General Motors that improved monitoring of 1,000 critical applications across its worldwide facilities. And he sets the pace for enterprise solutions as a Solutions Architect at Visa.
Rudy is working on a Master of Science in Information Systems at St. Edward's University. He holds certifications in ITIL Foundation, ITIL Service Strategy and Cloud+.
The native of San Antonio, Texas, now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Julie, and four children: David, Adam, Michael and Vivienne. He also has three adult children: Kennedy, Carrie and Robert. Rudy enjoys playing basketball, running marathons, traveling and learning new things. He's also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
External Network Security, Internal Network Security, Data Protection, Compliance and Training
Christopher's military roots go back a long way. He comes from a military family who instilled a hard work ethic and encouraged him to chase his dreams. And that's what he's done for 20 years.
His career began in the U.S. Navy working in communications and information systems. Christopher went on to serve the FBI, Secret Service, CIA and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He's also worked in support of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard.
Christopher has been recognized by the FBI director for his leadership during the Trilogy network installation. He also helped lead the Public Key Infrastructure rollout that secured FBI communications.
Other accomplishments include writing a winning $10 million proposal for a New York City company.
But his biggest prize is the knowledge he's gained from years of working alongside very smart people. We like that he's got so much well-rounded experience in IT.
Christopher lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he volunteers as a kids' basketball coach.