Paul McCown

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Member

Paul McCown is an accomplished senior executive with proven performance in the roles of CFO, COO, and CEO. For nearly two decades, he has guided a variety of high-technology companies with strategic financial planning and management, investor relations, corporate operations, mergers and acquisitions, and public company credentials.

Paul’s broad executive experience gives him deep insight into how people, processes, and money must be harmonized in complex and fast-moving technology industries. His understanding of these dynamics has made him an effective leader in companies of varying sizes and stages of maturation. As TraceSecurity has expanded its range of target industries, his leadership has been instrumental in maintaining strong financial health and stability, as well as its impressive operational efficiency.

Randy Messina

Chief Operating Officer

Randy Messina is the Chief Operating Officer at TraceSecurity, supporting day-to-day business operations focused on delighting every Trace customer. Randy brings his unique technical perspective to every challenge to truly understand the Trace customer.

Before joining TraceSecurity, Randy held many technical and management positions including: Security Analyst, Network Engineer, Infrastructure and Systems Manager, Director of IT, and VP of Customer Success. Today he oversees all operations at TraceSecurity, including security services, delivery, product management, IT, and support.

Brent Williams

Chief Revenue Officer

Brent has 20 years of sales experience, with roles including Business Development Manager, Senior Sales Consultant, Account Executive, Vice President of Sales, and now Chief Revenue Officer at TraceSecurity. His sales experience spans B2B, B2C, SaaS, and service driven companies.

Starting at TraceSecurity as a Senior Sales Consultant, Brent spent 7 years mastering the nuances of cybersecurity compliance for financial institutions. As the leader of revenue and marketing, he uses that expertise to help streamline the consultative and retention processes for all industries.

Bobby Methvien

Director of Security Services

Bobby joined the TraceSecurity team in 2006 as an Information Security Analyst and then a Security Service Manager before taking on his current role as Director of Security Services. His primary areas of expertise include managing and developing IT security solutions for financial institutions, healthcare providers, medical technology organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.

Bobby has performed countless IT risk management and control audits, penetration testing, and vulnerability analysis engagements and currently manages a team of 40+ Information Security Analysts. Bobby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Southeastern Louisiana University as well as CISSP and CCSP certifications from ISC2 and CISM and CRISC certifications from ISACA.

Kevin Ivy

Director of Security Services

With over 17 years of experience in IT and Information Security, Kevin has been a great asset to TraceSecurity as an Information Security Analyst, Security Solutions Engineer, and now Director of Security Services. His areas of expertise include Systems Administration, IT Risk Management, Penetration Testing, and Network Engineering.

He has performed all of our services, including risk assessments, IT audits, penetration tests, and more. As Director, he manages a team of 28+ Information Security Analysts in the development and execution of TraceSecurity services. Kevin earned an Associate’s in Information Technology from ITI Technical College.

Catherine Collins

Director of Customer Success

Catherine has been working in project management for almost 20 years, with extensive experience in customer and vendor management, complex scheduling, and process improvement. She started at TraceSecurity in 2017 as a Customer Success Manager, spending over four years scoping, scheduling, and delivering reports to customers. During this time, she regularly helped make improvements to the CSM team, including the development of our dedicated account teams.

As the Director of Customer Success, Catherine oversees the project scheduling, scoping, and delivery for all TraceSecurity customers via Customer Success Management and Quality Assurance. She works very closely with the Directors of Security Services to ensure timely, accurate delivery of all security services.

Madeline Domma

Director of Security Services & Training

Madeline found her passion for technology during high school when she began working in the country’s first all-female, student-run help desk. Since then, and after over 20 years of experience in IT and Cybersecurity, she brings that same passion to her work each day.

As the Director of Security Services & Training, Madeline focuses on development and administration of the training and professional development programs for TraceSecurity’s Information Security Analysts. She also leads one of our Information Security Analyst teams.

Colette Burke

Director of Security Operations

Colette has over a decade of experience in information and technology, with previous experience as an IT help desk manager supporting a longstanding one-to-one laptop program. As the Director of Security Operations, she runs the TraceSupport team, providing technical support to all customers during business hours.

She is an integral member of TraceSecurity’s product management team, assisting with the development and demonstration of security services and software offerings. Colette also manages a team of information security analysts who perform our remote security services including phishing, vishing, smishing, penetration testing, and more.

Eric Dardenne

Director of Sales Operations

Eric came to TraceSecurity with nearly a decade of sales management experience. As the leader of the Sales Development team, he spearheads all outbound sales outreach and discovers new avenues of business. In addition, as head of Sales Operations, Eric facilitates the entire sales process with reporting, automation, and data management.

As one of TraceSecurity’s primary hiring managers, Eric is fundamental in the development of entry-level employees into long-term consultants, account executives, and customer success managers.

Managing Members

Peter Stewart

Managing Member

Pete Stewart co-founded TraceSecurity in 2004. He is a serial entrepreneur, board member, and advisor with over 25 years of proven strategy and execution experience. He's led technology and cyber organizations ranging from startups, to high-growth companies, to large publicly traded corporations.

Pete serves on the board of many non-profits and technology startups and advises both venture and private equity firms. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served in the Army National Guard's 239th Military Police Unit. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.