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Celerium Leadership

Meet the Team

Tommy McDowell

Tommy McDowell

Celerium's General Manager and thought leader

Tommy McDowell is a seasoned leader in cyber threat intelligence, risk management, and information security who has helped private sector and governmental organizations transform their cybersecurity understanding and practices. As the General Manager of Celerium, McDowell leverages his nearly 20 years of experience, thought leadership and insight in cybersecurity and threat intelligence to help businesses and organizations defend their supply chains.  

McDowell came to Celerium from the Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC). During his tenure as vice president of intelligence, he overhauled the organization’s intel team and capabilities, significantly increasing intelligence sharing and member engagement. He also served as deputy director of the ISAO (Information Sharing and Analysis Organization) Standards Organization, providing strategic guidance and standards review.

Previously, McDowell was senior director of cyber threat intelligence at a global cybersecurity company. In this capacity, he worked to align security posture and business vision, addressed organizational risk through intelligence-led risk management strategies.  He has also designed and evolved cyber security programs and practices for critical infrastructure including the development of standards for control systems security with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

McDowell proudly served in the U.S. Army, and also held a position at NCIS. 

He holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, and post graduate studies in Research Methods and Statistics.




Randall Smith

Celerium's CFO/CAO

Randall Smith is a forward-thinking and versatile senior finance executive with extensive, hands-on operational experience. He previously served as the CFO at NC4 Inc., PJ Media, The ESP Group, and the Sales Operations Executive at IBM. In addition to these roles, he served as the VP of Worldwide Sales & Service Operations, the AVP, Senior Director, and Director of FP&A at Candle Corporation. Randall has a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.

Chris Gundel

Chris Gundel

Celerium's COO

Chris is the current Celerium COO. Prior to Celerium, Chris has held executive-level positions in software delivery, product management, professional services, and served as the worldwide customer training and certification leader for IBM Tivoli. Chris has extensive experience in the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC), courseware development, training delivery, and, certification testing. In addition to his years of experience as as an executive in the high tech industry, Chris’ formal education includes a PhD, MS and MBA.

Vince Crisler

Vince Crisler

Celerium's CSO

Vince Crisler has more than 20 years of IT and cyber security leadership within the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, federal civilian government, and private sector. A former White House CISO, he is the CEO and Founder of Dark Cubed, a cyber security product company bringing effective and affordable cyber security to the SMB community through its MSP/MSSP partner network. Vince is a member of the IT Security Executive Council for CompTIA, the Executive Committee for the CompTIA ISAO, and a member of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Industry Advisory Board.

Vince Crisler

Lyndsi Stevens

Celerium's CMO

Lyndsi Stevens started her marketing career at a boutique agency in Washington, D.C. that served political and issue advocacy clients as well as technology clients (including HP, Intel, Google, and Lenovo to name a few). Since then, she’s worked in several industries, from online publishing to the highly regulated financial services area. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Florida State University and a Master of Arts in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University. A member of the Forbes Communication Council, her published writing covers topics including crisis communications and building strong company cultures.