As a trusted leader, Rick is responsible for operations, technology, administration, sales, client services and innovation. Rick has over twenty years of business, information technology and cyber experience and has earned multiple certifications. Rick has been a member of the Sage team since 2003. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, he oversaw the technical infrastructure supporting Sage and nDiscovery, with a focus on maintaining a secure, redundant, high performance environment.
Steve Kallio manages Sage’s technical assessment practice. He has worked in the information security profession for over fifteen years, including as a consultant at both Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and with small businesses, assisting them in securing their technology infrastructure. Steve's experience has been used to help organizations understand the complexities and compliance requirements of information security. Steve is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) and Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP).
Ron Bernier manages Sage’s nDiscovery practice. As the program’s original technical architect, Ron designs, maintains, and develops all components of the nDiscovery log analysis service. He has over fifteen years of experience in community and international banks within the information technology arena, with expertise in network and security design as well as information security. Ron is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Microsoft Certified Security Systems Engineer, MCSE/Security.
Brendan joined Sage in 2012 as an Account Executive to assist with increasing market exposure and developing new revenue streams for both new and traditional market segments. In 2015, he was named Director of Sales & Marketing where he is responsible for sales strategy development and helping to build effective and sustainable information security programs for businesses nationwide. Brendan brings over 15 years of risk and compliance experience to the Sage team with an established ability to develop long-term, collaborative relationships by linking functional advantages in support of strategic business objectives. Brendan is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College and an MBA degree from Clarkson University. Originally a Maine native, Brendan currently resides in South Portland with his wife and two daughters.
Sari founded Sage in 2002, and continues to be a driving force in the company’s strategy and direction. Sari is a recognized leader in the field of information security, and authored Security Program and Policies; Procedures: Principles and Practices, which is in used in undergraduate and graduate programs nationwide. She is also the author and presenter of the best-selling CISSP Complete Video Course. Sari has published a number of articles related to cybersecurity, has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN and on CNBC, speaks regularly at cybersecurity, legal, financial and healthcare conferences and workshops around the country, and is a frequent guest lecturer.
Sari serves on the Bangor Savings Bank Board of Directors and the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Board. She provided expert witness testimony in the groundbreaking PATCO v. Ocean National Bank case, represents industry on the Massachusetts Bankers Association Cybersecurity Task Force, and is a member of the American Bankers Association cybersecurity faculty.
Sari earned her MBA from the University of New Hampshire system. She holds multiple industry accreditations including CISSP-ISSMP, CRISC, CISM, MCSE, and NSA/IAM. She is also certified in Offshore Emergency Medicine.