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. Randy holds a bachelor's degree in Network Management.

Ryan Castle

Chief Technology Officer

With a background in software development and law enforcement, Ryan’s focus is on the technical side of the business, overseeing development. Prior to his current role, Ryan was the Director of Product Management and Vice President of Technology at TraceSecurity. Previously, Ryan worked at Palantir Technologies and as a Special Agent in the FBI. He has a master’s and bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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.

Paul McCown

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 and extended its sales model to incorporate expert partners, his leadership has been instrumental in maintaining strong financial health and stability, as well as its impressive operational efficiency.