Randy Else

Chief Architect

Randy Else is Chief Architect at Rule4. Randy began his career in IT before the Internet was commercialized and has been involved in network security since its inception, so he has a full perspective of its growth across multiple disciplines and decades. As technology is ever evolving, so too is risk, and Randy has continually expanded his skillset to keep pace. He’s passionate about identifying secure solutions that also help Rule4’s clients both streamline and maximize the value of their systems.

Prior to joining Rule4, Randy worked for XOR, Inc. (now part of FICO) and AppliedTrust (now part of Flexential), where he focused on network security, infrastructure, and compliance.

Randy holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Away from the office, Randy loves to ski, listen to music, watch movies, and ride his motorcycle, mountain bike, and road bike. He also enjoys a round of golf, or even just an afternoon at the driving range.

Find him on Twitter @randy_else.


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (2009 2018)