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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Richard Rieben

Richard Rieben

Director, Risk Services

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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 Aislie
EVP, Risk Services, Sales and Marketing, 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.



Richard Rieben
Director, Risk Services

Richard is currently Director, Risk Services for Secuvant. Richard leads a team supporting businesses with a comprehensive suite of services which allow organizations to focus on their core business activities while Secuvant supplements internal IT/Security capabilities with its enterprise-class security operations center as well as a team of experienced professionals who deliver a cyber risk management program which includes services like strategic security plan development, compliance readiness and assessment as well as vCISO and advisory services.

Richard focuses on the human element of information security and is passionate about mentoring and
leadership and enjoys engaging with remote teams to overcome the challenges associated with the
digital transformation. Richard gives back to the IT security and project management industries as a
member of the CompTIA Subject Matter Expert Governance Board.

In his spare time, Richard lives on a small farm outside of Dayton, Ohio with his wife and children, which
include a set of triplets and children adopted from Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

Richard earned his master’s degree in Business Administration and holds reputable risk and security
certifications such as CISSP and CISA.