In 2008, Ron started Pondurance in his basement in Westfield, Indiana. With over 15 years of information security and business continuity experience, he brings seasoned expertise in all areas of risk advisory, incident response, and forensic investigations. In addition, his training as a US Army commissioned officer has equipped him with problem-solving and risk analysis capabilities well-suited for the tech world. Outside of work, Ron serves as a member of the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity, as well as the FBI’s Indiana Cyber Threat Focus Group. He enjoys reading, biking, and triathlon competitions, and lives in Indianapolis with his wife, a campaign leader for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Landon is the Chief Executive Officer at Pondurance. Originally from Crawfordsville, Indiana, he began his tech career working for IBM at age 19. Soon after, his parents’ computer suffered a cyber attack, sparking Landon’s passion for information security. As a self-taught and lifelong learner, he’s gained a strong cyber security background spanning multiple industries while earning his CISSP credentials. When he’s not behind a keyboard, Landon loves cooking, auto racing, working on his car, camping, and mountain biking. He also volunteers as one of the Indianapolis OWASP Chapter Leaders and participates in the Indiana InfraGard chapter. He lives in Indianapolis with his son.
Dustin brings over a decade of experience in information security, risk management, and regulatory compliance to Pondurance. His prior work history includes healthcare compliance, risk assessments, policy development, and cyber security analytics. With tangible industry experience, Dustin understands client hardships and how to recommend processes, all while speaking the client’s language. He earned his PhD, MBA, and BS from IUPUI, Indiana Wesleyan, and Capella. Outside of Pondurance, Dustin teaches classes on Linux, Microsoft, cyber security, and legal issues as an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech, Sullivan University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and three children.
Dennis manages day-to-day operations at Pondurance. He also develops new growth strategies and ensures all company operational and administrative services are effective and efficient. Prior to joining the team, Dennis was the Business Intelligence Program Manager for Allegion, with a focus on strategic development and platform integrations for the Americas. Outside the office, he enjoys running, swimming, cycling, spending time with friends, and spoiling his pug, Kiko.
Cathy serves as the head of accounting at Pondurance. She brings significant experience from a variety of industries to the team. Not only has she implemented various web-based solutions to design an integrated accounting system, but she’s also built a strategic planning and decision-making financial model for Pondurance. Outside of work, she volunteers at Hamilton Southeastern HS, implementing their first online ticketing software and event promotion. She also enjoys cooking, reading, walking, and singing in her church choir.
Tim directs sales for the West and Central regions for Pondurance. A Fort Wayne native, he has been working in the Indiana IT community for 24 years. Tim graduated from DePauw University with majors in Computer Science and Writing. Prior to joining the team, Tim was an IT manager and storage engineer before selling enterprise software and datacenter infrastructure. When he’s not working, Tim enjoys spending all of his free time with his two boys.
Matt Baker is the Director of National Accounts at Pondurance. A graduate of Florida State University, he has worked in the cyber security and compliance industry since 2013. Matt plays an active role in local cyber security groups such as ISSA and OWASP, and he is currently studying for his CISSP certification. In his spare time, Matt sits on the board of directors for the non-profit RIPITT Foundation.
Curtis manages the penetration and application testing team at Pondurance. With a lifelong passion for all things IT, he brings a well-rounded skill set to the team. His prior roles include professional experience as a database administrator, systems administrator, senior security analyst in a global SOC, and a lead digital forensics investigator and malware analyst. Curtis has created his own Intrusion Detection and Response platform in his free time, and loves to tinker with innovative ideas. He also likes spending time with family and being outdoors.
Brett manages the regulatory compliance experience at Pondurance, where he assists in building programs to alleviate compliance pain points for his clients. With a broad spectrum of industry experience, Brett looks for new ways to improve processes, use resources more effectively, and seeks opportunities through risk assessments and compliance audits. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, traveling, games, reading, and movies.
Mike leads the marketing team at Pondurance. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, he brings 20 years of strategic planning, product management, branding-communications and sales support experience to the team, including leadership roles in financial technology, healthcare technology, financial services, and manufacturing industries. He is a member of ISSA, cherishes time with his family, supports March Of Dimes and Make-A-Wish, and enjoys baseball, motorcycle riding and painting with acrylics.
Lewie is a Senior Integration Software Engineer at Pondurance. Prior to joining the team, he gained a wealth of IT experience as the Service Desk Manager at Netfor, where he was responsible for operations and incident management. He also developed, maintained, and improved procedures for nearly every aspect of the service desk, gaining valuable know-how in many roles related to IT and service delivery. Outside of work, he likes to play around with laser spirographs, work on cars, and spend time with his wife and kids.
Mike has enjoyed a career of nearly forty years in the information technology and cybersecurity industry at IBM, Siemens, Sprint, and AT&T as well as several smaller and startup businesses. He brings those years of experience helping organizations tackle the challenges of cybersecurity to better protect their clients and their hard-earned brand reputation to his role at Pondurance as the bridge between our sales and operations teams. Mike also manages the Pondurance Partner Program and relationships with several of Pondurance’s key clients. He is active in the Central Indiana Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) chapter and a member of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. Away from work Mike enjoys spending time with his wife cooking, traveling and visiting their grandchildren. You might also find him on a golf course, shooting sporting clays, or engrossed in a good book (after dark or when it’s raining) in his free time. He also enjoys really good whiskey, red wine, good craft beers, and fine cigars.
Braden manages healthcare sales for Pondurance. Braden received his Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University and his Master of Business Administration from Drury University. Braden has worked in the information technology and security space for over eight years, primarily in delivery roles. Braden enjoys addressing the unique security and compliance challenges faced by healthcare organizations and is a fierce advocate for his clients. When Braden isn't working he enjoys spending time with his wife, Niki, and daughter, Eva. Braden also enjoys reading, fly fishing, and kayaking.