Management Team

Ryan Layton

Ryan Layton

Founder, CEO

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Don Ainslie

Don Ainslie

EVP Board Member

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Dale Rowe

Dale Rowe

CTO

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Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson

Director, SecOps

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Manish Jain

Manish Jain

Director, Risk Services

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At Secuvant™ we recognize that most organizations are simply unaware and ill-prepared to utilize the best tools to protect their vitally important and valuable data.

And we know “Cyber Risk is Business Risk™”.

This one message separates Secuvant™ from other cyber security companies. Our approach looks at your organization in a holistic manner to provide your organization the best, most comprehensive cyber security solutions available.

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About Us

Secuvant™ was launched in 2014 with a mission to provide enterprise-grade Cyber Security services to all sized companies using the Secuvant™ Cyber7™ methodology. Secuvant™ has grown rapidly and is recognized by the industry and our peers as one of the Top 100 MSSPs and fastest-growing companies.

“A Clear Path Forward”

We at Secuvant™ believe in working together to provide A Clear Path Forward for our clients, our company, and our employees. This means we work with a focus on reducing obstacles and threats to the well earned success of an individual, a company, or an organization.


Ryan Layton
Founder, CEO, Board Member

Ryan is an accomplished business and technology professional with 20+ years of experience working with C-Level executives within the Fortune 1000 space.

As Co-founder and CEO of Secuvant, Ryan oversees vision, strategy and execution efforts for the firm.

Prior to Secuvant, Ryan spent 14 years in Sales and Services at Forsythe Technologies, where he built and managed a client portfolio producing revenues in excess of $40 Million annually. He has a proven track record utilizing his business and financial background to understand and leverage technology to meet business objectives. He further credits his success to his ability to build relationships based on integrity and trust.

Ryan holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and an MS degree in Business Information Systems from Utah State University.



Don Ainslie
EVP, Risk Services, Sales, Board Member

Don previously served as a Senior Partner and Practice Leader of Deloitte & Touche’ Enterprise Risk and Security Services. He was Deloitte’s first Global Security Officer and the firm’s first Global Chief Information Security Officer, with accountability over a network of member firms and their affiliates in more than 150 countries and territories. He has deep connections within the US Commercial Sector and Intelligence Community.

Don has built commercial security organizations from the ground-up including Trident Data Systems headcount from 60 to 750+, Aegis Research headcount from six to 450+, Deloitte, his first year, grew revenue by more than 350%, with net earnings of over 900k and headcount by 357%, while maintaining 100% annual growth in following years.

Moreover, Don served over 15 years in the military, intelligence, and defense industries, providing innovative solutions to some of the U.S. government’s most sensitive security programs. He attended numerous Army Officer Schools and is certified Army Airborne, Air Assault, and RANGER. Don holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lynchburg College, Virginia.



Dale Rowe
CTO

Dale has significant experience in cybersecurity, systems architecture and education. He established the BYU Cybersecurity Research Laboratory in 2011, creating mentoring programs and courses that provided accelerated skills training.

He formed and coached the first gender-balanced team to be recognized among the top two teams at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. He has developed programs to increase diversity in cyber teams and published over 40 peer reviewed papers on security topics.

Outside of academia, Dale has spent most of his career consulting at the technical and board-level in the aerospace, education, finance, healthcare and legal sectors. He holds a Ph.D. in Biometrics and current CISSP and GXPN certifications.



Eric Peterson
Director, SOC Services

Eric serves as Director of Secuvant’s Team of Security Analysts & Engineers – supporting our MDR and SOC-as-a-Service offerings. Committed to providing high-quality monitoring, actionable alerts, white glove service delivery.

Experienced in Finance, Healthcare, Software, and Telecommunications industries. Broad IT and Security background. Passionate about cyber security and the latest attacks, IOCs, TTPs, trends, building security programs, threat analysis and modeling, incident response. Provides a knowledgeable and experienced perspective to management and security operations.

Eric holds BS and MS degrees in Information Security along with several security certifications.



Manish Jain
Director, Risk Services

Manish is a veteran cybersecurity executive currently serving as Director, Risk Services. With 20 years of leadership and technologist experience, he has extensive knowledge in information technology risk management, regulatory compliance, data privacy, and security program management.

Manish specializes in solving complex business problems and building innovative, converged cybersecurity programs, as well as establishing and improving information security governance and compliance functions for optimal efficiency, effectiveness, and ROI.

Outside of cybersecurity, Manish is passionate about photography, traveling the world, and exploring new cultures with his wife and two children.

Manish holds a graduate degree in Information Systems Management and has numerous industry designations, including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC and CDPSE.