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The Cadre Difference

The security maturity journey never ends. Cadre helps you stay out in front.

We've been working side by side with leading cybersecurity vendors since their earliest days. Over our decades of experience, we have evolved with the industry to be what our customers need most -- a connector. Known for solving complex challenges for our customers, we always start by listening and understanding before rolling up our sleeves to find solutions that meet the mark.

Cadre is the resource your want on your dream team.

Single pane of glass, Zero Trust, frictionless -- vendor pitches can be daunting and don't focus on how solutions can work in harmony with others. Tool sprawl is a real concern for most, that's why we help you not only identify needed solutions, but also focus on how operating that tool will work in your real-life environment.

And because cybersecurity is now such an important part of the business, we go beyond tech to support you through hands-on help, training, and adjunct services so you can answer questions like -- how can we ramp quickly and maximize ROI with this solution? -- when business leaders ask.

We're the resource you can count on.

One thing we consistently hear from customers is their shock and delight that they can always reach a human (they know) for help and that person knows them. Cadre doesn't do business transactions, we build relationships.

That's Cadre.

We continue to set the bar for delivering value and it shows. Loyal customers don't just happen, they are earned. How can we be the resource that you're looking for?

Your WBE Partner in Success

As a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE), recognized by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Cadre offers a unique partnership opportunity for customers employing supplier diversity initiatives.

The Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation, one in which many corporations, including Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Exxon Mobil, have trusted to meet their needs. 

Cadre CEO & Chairman, Sandra Laney, sees the key driver of supporting WBEs not in compliance, but in economic development, as women-owned businesses are emerging as one of the fastest-growing segments in our nation's economy. Established in 1992, Cadre has become the premier enterprise solutions provider. As a pioneer in the security industry, we have crafted a best-practice approach for thousands of customers worldwide. 

WBE certification ensures that Cadre will continue to develop opportunities in management training, mentorship and networking, resulting in optimization of resources and continuous improvement in our approach to serving our customers. 

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Very few people were talking about network security when Cadre was formed back in late 1991. By most accounts, the first firewall was invented a year later, circa 1992, to the credit of multiple inventors. In the world of security technology, over two decades of experience makes Cadre a true pioneer in the business. Cadre was formed from a team of software developers that began to branch out into data security very quickly. In delving deeper, they recognized the risk potential for companies, a threat that many organizations had yet to understand entirely. Their early discussions began by explaining what a firewall does and more often backtracked to how a network functions behind the desktop. Inspired by the opportunity to stand at the forefront of a breakthrough in the technology industry, Cadre entered the security arena in 1996. 

Shortly thereafter, we were offering support services for the earliest and most well-known names in security, including Check Point, CacheFlow (later acquired by Blue Coat Systems), and Ipsilon (later acquired by Nokia). In fact, for over a year during that time, we offered Check Point support even before Check Point did!

Today, we are a solidly run organization, with 64% growth in Net Worth per annum since the appointment of the current CEO & Chairman, Sandra Laney, in 2001. We also became employee-owned at that time, a foundation for the model of management that has allowed us to grow faster and more profitably than conventionally run competitors. 

It hasn't always been easy though. In the early days, finding talent with a knowledge foundation of security was very difficult. The learning curve was as steep internally as it was externally. Eventually a group of individuals with a passion for data security came together.

In 2012, we became certified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). Around that same timeframe, we were selected as Check Point Platinum Partner of the Year and Blue Coat Partner of the Year. These, and multiple awards from various manufacturing partners, have elevated the Cadre brand to a national level and positioned us alongside a very select group of solution providers. 

We have a vast collection of information security providers, technical support solutions, and services. Our wide array of professional services includes Support, Consulting, Assessments and Training. Our Support Services group provides Level 1-3 technical support for Check Point and Juniper products. The Consulting Services group provides excellent installation and upgrade services and the Assessment services group stands ready to assist with compliance and security architecture challenges. Cadre is an Authorized Training Partner for Check Point and offers training courses onsite, remote and via a mobile classroom. 

Net net, we believed in security before it became headline news and everything we do is geared toward serving that belief; the security guidance we offer, the technical expertise we provide, and our commitment to best of breed technology. As security evolves, so too will Cadre, navigating the landscape to serve as our client's trusted advisors for decades to come. 


Work at Cadre

Our most valuable asset is our people. We believe in recognizing our employees’ contributions and encourage career growth. If you have a passion for information security and are interested in working for an industry leader that offers a full range of security products, services and solutions to solve client needs, we want to hear from you!

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Leadership Team


Sandra E. Laney
President, CEO & Chairman

Sandra E. Laney serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cadre. She joined the Chemed Corporation in 1974 where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. She is a Director Emeritus for Chemed Corporation. Mrs. Laney is a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and the Lower Price Hill Community School. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Community Land Cooperative. In 2007, she was appointed to the Indiana University Foundation Board and the Advisory Board for Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

Mrs. Laney graduated cum laude from Thomas More College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is also the recipient of an honorary Ph.D. from The University of the Cumberlands. For the past 29 years, she has served in various capacities in the building of Chemed Corporation and Omnicare, Inc.

Stephen M. Krumpelman
Treasurer & Secretary

Steve Krumpelman is Cadre's Vice President and Treasurer. He joined Cadre in 2000 as Controller and was appointed Vice President in 2001. 

Mr. Krumpelman joined Cadre's former parent company, Chemed Corporation, in 1979 as a Cost Accountant, working in Chemed's DuBois Chemical organization. He spent over 20 years working in the DuBois organization holding a variety of key financial management positions. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Northern Kentucky University and also has a Master's degree in Finance from Xavier University.

Ken Dickey
Vice President - Business Development

Ken Dickey is a highly accomplished, results-oriented technical sales professional with proven business development experience. Mr. Dickey has been with Cadre since 2004 serving in several capacities. His career has spanned over 36 years of industry experience beginning with field engineering of mid-ranged UNIX systems. Prior to focusing on information security in 1998, he deployed very large database systems on Sun Microsystems platforms for Fortune 500 companies. 

Ken has earned many industry accolades and certifications throughout his career. He graduated from Control Data Institute in 1986.

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