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Leadership Team

Our leadership team is comprised of visionaries. These information security experts are focused on providing our clients with unparalleled service and innovative services.

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Rory Sanchez

Rory Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer

Rory Sanchez is CEO of True Digital Security. Rory is the visionary responsible for the company's strategic direction and high-level architecture of its award-winning management platform, GN Secure (formerly Guaranteed Networks®), a comprehensive offering which has positioned TRUE as a recognized leader in IT/Cloud and Security management.

Sanchez was a founding member of the ConnectWise Partner Advisory Board, past President of TechData's TechSelect Advisory Council, and in 2007 was awarded an Industry Contribution Award by CompTIA, the Computing Technologies Industry Association, for his pioneering work in Managed IT Services.

Before joining TRUE, Rory was CEO and President of Network Security Partners (SLPowers), an IT Security and Cloud management company.

Jerald Dawkins

Jerald Dawkins, Ph.D., Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Jerald Dawkins is the founder of TRUE-Tulsa and CISO of True Digital Security. His elite combination of security and technology expertise, business acumen, and creativity has positioned him as a driver in the evolution of the field of information security and compliance. Jerry has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, technical risk assessments, penetration testing, web application vulnerability analysis and secure coding.

Jerry is the author of numerous publications and presents at national and international conferences. He also co-founded another successful data security company, TokenEx. He also holds the following certifications: CISSP, NSA IAM, and CNSS 4011-4015. Jerry received his B.A. in Computer Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK.

Dominic Schulte

Dominic Schulte, President

Dominic Schulte currently serves as President of TRUE. He formerly served as TRUE's Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations and as Director of Business Development, where he led TRUE's transition to a consultant-driven sales model and as the Managing Director of Security Services and Consulting, where he was responsible for the development and execution of a wide range of security and regulatory compliance services. Previously, Dominic worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst in the National Security Incident and Response Center (NSIRC). He served as a founding member of a team within the Network Intrusion Analysis Division (NIAD) of the NSIRC. Dominic holds an M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa and holds CNSS 4011-4015 certifications.

Sam J. Ruggeri

Sam J. Ruggeri, Executive Vice President

Sam J. Ruggeri is Executive Vice President at True Digital Security. He formerly served as President and Founder of Advanced Vision Technology Group. Sam is a seasoned IT professional with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has achieved numerous honors and awards throughout his career including CRN MSP 500 and Pioneer 250 designations. He has continued to serve the technology community by holding positions on many industry advisory boards, including the HP and ConnectWise Advisory Boards, Board of Directors for SUNY Farmingdale, and is Past-President on Tech Data’s Tech Select’s Advisory Council. Sam brings extensive leadership experience and industry expertise to the TRUE team. Sam holds an A.S. degree in Data Processing and a B.S. in Computer Science, with a minor in Business Management.

Michael Oglesby

Michael Oglesby, Executive Vice President of Services and Innovation

Michael Oglesby is TRUE's Executive Vice President of Services and Innovation. With a vast background in software development, IT, and cybersecurity leadership, he oversees the strategic direction of TRUE services. Michael Oglesby draws from first-hand knowledge gained over decades of designing, configuring, auditing, securing, and testing IT systems including everything from small web applications to complex global enterprise networks. His professional certifications include CISSP, CSSLP, PCI-QSA and CNSS 4011-4015. He also is an expert in hacking and penetration testing, regularly competing and winning competitions from Verizon, FireEye, and Defcon. Michael received his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.

Heath Gieson

Heath Gieson, Vice President of Operations

Heath Gieson began his career as a computer lab technician while studying Political Science and Journalism. Within a couple years, Heath took a position as the Manager of Information Systems for a large national manufacturer. After leaving this position, he became a technology consultant and eventually specialized in IT Security. Heath made the transition from being a consultant to managing teams of technical resources, from service desk personnel to specialized consultants. Early in his career, Heath was recognized as one of the most influential Up and Coming tech leaders by the South Florida Business Journal, and has since served on several SFBJ CIO roundtables. Heath has been with TRUE IT (formerly SLPowers) since 2005 when he came on board as the Director of Technical Services. At this time Heath serves as our VP of Operations. His leadership on our technical team has been one of the key contributing factors to TRUE being named to the Elite 150 list of the world's best MSP's by CRN magazine.

Scott Williamson

Scott Williamson, Vice President of Information Services

Scott Williamson, Vice President of Information Services at TRUE, is highly experienced as a veteran enterprise IT and Security architect. Having worked with global corporations and highly regulated environments, he has leveraged that expertise in the development and management of TRUE’s Security Operations Center, as well as leading TRUE’s Incident Response team. Scott also sits on the Academic Advisory Board at Oklahoma State University-IT, informing their curriculum for four-year educational training programs. Alongside his capable team of security analysts, who have received extensive training and maintain security clearances, Scott works closely with clients not only to intercept and remediate security incidents, but plan for improvements that will make them more efficient and secure going forward. Scott maintains a number of certifications, including CCDP, CCNP, VCP, CYSA+.

Rebecca Montañez

Rebecca Montañez, Vice President of Finance

Rebecca Montañez serves as Vice President of Finance for True Digital Security. Rebecca joined TRUE as part of the merger with SLPowers, where she had been for 10 years serving as Corporate Controller. Rebecca earned her B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees at the University of Florida and is licensed as a CPA in the state of Florida. Rebecca began her career in public accounting at BDO Seidman, LLP and then transitioned to the private sector where she served as the controller for a furniture manufacturing company in North Carolina. Prior to joining TRUE, she served as the Director of Finance for the Wyndham Championship, a tournament on the PGA Tour.

Kat Ray

Kat Ray, Vice President of Human Capital and Administration

Kat Ray is the Vice President of Human Capital and Administration at True Digital Security. Her primary responsibilities include recruiting, developing, and retaining TRUE's greatest asset, our people. Prior to joining TRUE, Kat served as the Marketing Director at a prominent law firm in Tulsa and has held Product Marketing and Business Development management positions at an international carrier shipping solutions company. Kat received a B.S. in Marketing from Oklahoma State University, with an International Business minor.

Jon-Paul Nelson, Vice President of Sales

As the Vice President of Sales, Jon-Paul is responsible for executing TRUE’s vision to refine, grow, and focus business development, sales, and client success functions to optimize growth while delivering an outstanding end-to-end client experience. Jon-Paul brings years of experience and knowledge in sales leadership, operations, and acquisition strategy from a strong track record of revenue and product growth accomplishments in IT, SaaS, and Cybersecurity industries. Jon-Paul has built quickly scaling sales organizations for multiple technology companies, from start-up to multi-billion-dollar global organizations, mobilizing global sales and account development teams across North America, EU and EMEA. Jon-Paul takes a culture-first approach while working closely with his front-line sales teams and clients to constantly identify trends and learn on how to better serve them. Jon-Paul is an honors graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma, earning two B.S. degrees in Kinesiology and Biology.

Lindsey Watts, Vice President of Marketing

Lindsey Watts serves as Vice President of Marketing for True Digital Security. Lindsey came to TRUE from a global cybersecurity technology company, where she specialized in Marketing and Partnerships. Prior to her work in cybersecurity, she taught secondary writing as a curriculum specialist and conducted first-hand research through her Literacy Education Master’s program at Oklahoma State University. During her teaching tenure, Lindsey traveled to Reggio Emelia, Italy to study community-based education and presented her work at a number of university conferences. She earned her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Studio Art from Oral Roberts University, where she was also a starting member of their NCAA D-1 Women’s Soccer team. Lindsey remains actively involved in several groups focused on women in technology, including Women of the Channel (CRN), to which she was appointed in 2021.