Randall Sandone, Executive Director, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute
Randall J. Sandone, MBA, University of Utah
Randall J. Sandone is the Executive Director of CIRI. Mr. Sandone has had a comprehensive career guiding research and technology projects in settings ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. His strengths lie in relationship building and project management.
His professional experience is in the software development sector. Mr. Sandone was the founder and CEO of a high- assurance software company that became the global leader in its market. The company grew to a staff of 120 with offices throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Pacific Rim. He established strategic marketing and distribution alliances with “Big Iron” computer manufacturers such as Sun Microsystems, IBM, and Fujitsu-Siemens. Mr. Sandone has secured significant customer relationships with a wide range of organizations in the defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities as well as commercial customers including Credit Suisse, UBS, Chase Bank, the Federal Reserve, Volkswagen AG, and Major League Baseball. In this and in other executive leadership positions for a number of globally-oriented companies he was responsible for technology transition and licensing, commercialization, product development, and financial management.
Mr. Sandone is a former member of the University of Illinois College of Engineering Advisory Board and was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year for Illinois and Northern Indiana” and finalist for KPMG’s “Illinois Technology Award.” Mr. Sandone is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Maritime and Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO).
Prior to his civilian career, Mr. Sandone served as an Airborne-Ranger Infantry Officer and helicopter gunship pilot in the US Army. He was the Distinguished Graduate (top graduate) of the US Army Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Commandant’s List graduate of the Infantry Officers Course, and twice selected Outstanding Junior Officer of the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC.