Ron Boustedt, the President & CEO of Watershed Security, has over 20 years of experience with large IT Programs and Projects.
In 1994 Ron started his career with the US Navy as a Communications Technician and his first duty station was with Military Sealift Command (MSC). During his time serving with MSC he lead the efforts to bring responsive IT solutions to the MSC fleet where he installed and engineered ruggedized network infrastructure to support the needs of the fleet. He was rewarded for his service by being the honored recipient of multiple decorations over his six years of Naval service including the Navy Achievement medal, the Navy Commendation medal, and the National Defense Service medal.
Over the next 20 years Ron has provided engineering, program management and industry proven IT solutions to Military Sealift Command and other Navy components on a world-wide basis.
In 2009 Ron joined Chris Winter as co-owner of Watershed Security. Under Ron’s leadership he has grown Watershed Security into a leading provider of Cyber Security Solutions & Services to the DoD. In 2010 Watershed Security was certified as a Veteran Owned Small business, and as a certified SBA 8(a) company. Under Ron’s leadership Watershed has experienced and average of 100% growth each of the last five years with expectations of continued growth and corporate expansion for the future.
As the Chief Technical Officer and Founder of Watershed Security Chris provides leading edge solutions to Watershed and our customers.
Chris spent the early part of his career in providing commercial IT architecture, engineering and integration support. He was able to identify the critical nature of Information and Data Security and the impacts it would have on the lives of ordinary citizens and the federal government sector as technologies advanced and data would be readily accessible by the public.
As his career transitioned from commercial interests to the Department of Defense markets in the early 2000’s data and systems management activities thrived and Cyber Defense mechanisms were an afterthought in the industry as a whole. In 2003 he founded Watershed Security to help protect the systems and the data of our Nation’s Warfighters, and has been providing Cybersecurity services to our customers since.
The founding principles that Chris infused into Watershed are still the moral compass of the company
- Treat your employees and customers with respect. Never take them for granted.
- Integrity in all we do.
- Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Chris maintains CISSP and CSSLP certifications, and is designated DoD 8570 Cyber Security Workforce IAT I-III, IAM I-III and IASAE I-III.