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Meet the Raxis Leadership Team

Our roots start in Atlanta and spread across the United States. Here's a few of the people that work behind the scenes at Raxis.

Mark Puckett

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mark is a career information security expert and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience working with some of the largest organizations worldwide. In 2011, Mark founded Raxis to answer the need for more realistic and insightful penetration testing in the market. He currently is responsible for the direction of Raxis and has led the business through exponential growth over the past several years, transforming Raxis from a single person operation to a national team of high performance employees.

Mark’s background includes providing cybersecurity leadership for GE Energy, Nortel Networks, The Home Depot, Symantec, and security consulting for many other companies in the US, Europe, and Central America. Mark holds several information security certifications, including the CISSP, CISM, and ISSAP. In addition, he obtained his BBA in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.

Mark enjoys technology, photography, and automobiles in his spare time. When he's not at his desk reading about the latest hacks, you'll find Mark hanging out with his family or racing around Road Atlanta.

Bonnie Smyre

Chief Operating Officer

Bonnie has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology industry, 16 years in information security, and has served as Chief Operating Officer of Raxis since 2014. In this position, Bonnie oversees the operations of Raxis' day-to-day business, which currently performs over 600 penetration tests per year covering customers all over the world. Bonnie also is responsible for the company financials, including payroll and budgeting. Since her start, Bonnie has been a key part of leading Raxis to achieving substantial growth.

Prior to joining Raxis, Bonnie worked for almost 2 years as the lead application security and development engineer at PBS North Carolina. In this role and previous lead roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bonnie focused on secure software design, hardened application coding, and protected data storage.

Bonnie has a BA from University of North Carolina and is frequently featured on Fox 5 TV in Atlanta to cover current technology news stories, speaking from her extensive background as an information security expert.

Brian Tant

Vice President, Engineering

With over 25 years of experience in security and 15 years of hacking into systems, Brian Tant leads the engineering team at Raxis. His technical depth of knowledge and unrivaled expertise in the area of system exploitation are the reason why Raxis is at the forefront of penetration testing and Red Team services. Sought after by clients for his unique blend of business acumen and technical prowess, Brian has consistently delivered value to hundreds of organizations spanning the globe throughout his career.

Since his start in 2012, Brian has also delivered training and spoken at conferences on subjects including exploitation frameworks, adversarial techniques, threat modeling, premises security, social engineering, and vulnerability management. As he is responsible for all things hacking at Raxis, Brian continues to be an integral part of the substantial growth that Raxis has experienced over the years.

Brian enjoys technology, agriculture, and beekeeping. When not demonstrating risk to Fortune 100 companies, he manages a small farm in south Atlanta with his wife and daughter.

Brad Herring

Vice President, Business Development

Brad Herring is the Vice President of Business Development and is response for sales and marketing efforts related to company growth and strategic partnerships for Raxis. Brad and his team are always finding innovative ways to increase sales and revenue, keeping Raxis at the forefront of penetration testing. Since his start in 2016, Brad has significantly grown company revenues, allowing Raxis to expand by hiring more engineers and a sales team. Brad also speaks at conferences on the topic of cybersecurity, to help companies become better informed and minimize their security risk.

In his spare time, Brad enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and being outdoors. On a nice day you’ll likely see him on his vintage tractor doing various projects around the house.

Adam Fernandez

Techncial Director, Software & Engineering

Adam Fernandez started with Raxis in 2017 and oversees software development for Raxis One, serves a Director of Penetration Testing, and also is responsible for internal IT operations. While most of his time goes to managing the development of Raxis One, Adam still keeps his skills sharp by performing penetration tests when his expertise is required. He has over 13 years of development background working in a variety of areas including web applications, mobile applications, API’s, and databases. These skillsets give him a strategic advantage with regards to penetration testing, such as being able to write custom code and scripts during an assessment. Adam has assessed numerous web applications, code bases, and network configurations in the financial, healthcare, and security industries, making him a critical part of the rapid growth Raxis has experienced.

In his spare time, Adam can be found writing code, working on specialized exploits, dissecting security systems, and studying network vulnerabilities. When you can pry him away from a computer, he enjoys watching science-fiction films and television shows, as well as hiking and camping.

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