Creating a security culture is hard, but not impossible. You have to start. Then not stop.
Founder & CEO
Cris Daniluk’s two decades as an IT professional started at a young age. As a 14-year-old, Cris did web scripting and managed servers and sites after school in his bedroom, supporting early adopters of the internet in both businesses and enterprise markets. Twenty years later he leads Rhythmic Technologies, the only firm dedicated to supporting engineering teams building apps in AWS.
As founder and CEO, Cris is responsible for the strategic direction of Rhythmic, as well as daily execution of that strategy. As part his hands-on leadership style, Cris is in daily contact with Rhythmic’s clients, prospects and partners. He also is deeply involved in the operations of the business, particularly on building the automation and customer self-service systems and frameworks that are the foundation of Rhythmic’s secure cloud platform.
Additionally, Cris is intimately involved in the hiring, onboarding and professional growth of Rhythmic’s infrastructure and engineering teams, believing that immersion into Rhythmic’s best practices for secure and compliant managed cloud operations has a positive impact on the customer experience.
Before founding Rhythmic, Cris was responsible for project management and business development at Claraview, where his work in securing projects worth more than $100 million helped key the company’s acquisition by Teradata.
An Ohio native and a graduate of Youngstown State University, Cris suffers the longstanding pain of being a Cleveland sports fan. Cris and his wife Ashleigh live in Northern Virginia with their three sons.
Sharing information is overrated. We need to share analysis and outcomes, but sharing raw data leads to duplicated effort and information overload.
Vice President, Engineering
Steven Dickenson developed an interest in technology in grade school, but while his friends were interested in video games and gadgets, he found himself immersed in the underpinnings of the technology, fascinated with how things worked. That interest grew from writing BASIC programs in fourth grade and networking the yearbook lab computers in high school into a career designing and executing secure technology operations for growth companies and compliance-conscious organizations.
Steven leads the company’s infrastructure and managed services teams. He is deeply involved in the technical operations of Rhythmic’s operations and customer relationships. Steven’s responsibilities include:
- Leading the teams that design, implement and manage the companies hosting infrastructure and virtualization platforms.
- Researching, evaluating and testing any new technology tools that the company’s technologists and customers express interest in.
- Providing direction on the company’s strategy on technical operations of the business, including virtualization, storage, all aspects of Microsoft, Linux administration, systems automation, performance monitoring and analysis.
A 20-year IT veteran, Steven was focused on the education sector for the first half of his career. He led the IT team of a large private school and then consulted on IT infrastructure performance with other educational institutions throughout the Middle Atlantic region. Steven’s longstanding interest in infrastructure led him to the hosting industry in 2007 as a consultant, and shortly thereafter he joined Rhythmic, where he helped design and build the company’s hosting and operations platform.
A D.C.-area native, Steven lives in Virginia with his wife and younger children. The couple’s oldest son serves in the US Army.
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