Executive Management Team

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Michael W. DeLaGarza

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

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Michael W. DeLaGarza is Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Michael started CipherLoc Corporation in 2006 and MedPay USA, L.L.C. in 1998. His prior experience includes working as CIO/CTO for Texas Regional Hospital Systems, a rapidly growing group of acute care hospitals in Texas.

Michael was instrumental in launching the company's Central Business Office (CBO) in Houston, Texas. This included migrating the four different hospital operating systems into a new in-house web based HIS system resulting in a huge cost savings and improved revenue. During Michael's tenure the hospital systems revenue more than doubled from $125,000,000 to over $260,000,000 while I.T. cost dropped by 40 percent. After three years with Texas Regional Hospital Systems, the hospital system was sold for $220,000,000 to a national hospital chain.

Michael also owned and operated a chain of outpatient diagnostic radiology imaging centers in the north Texas. The "Centers for Diagnostic Medical Services, Inc." grew from one outpatient center in Duncanville, Texas in 1991 to over ten in 1998 with revenues exceeding $40,000,000. Michael has extensive experience running publicly traded companies; Michael was previously the CEO and President of two public small caps.


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Albert Carlson, PhD.

Chief Scientist and Engineer

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Albert Carlson, PhD., is the Chief Scientist and Software Engineer. Dr. Carlson is instrumental in the research and on-going development of CipherLoc™ and is considered to be one of the top cyber security experts in the industry.

Dr. Carlson teaches, has experience in and specializes in computer science, information theory, ciphers, cryptography, set theory, tactical and strategic electronic warfare, wireless communications, networking, control systems, communications electronics, commercial telecommunications and military telecommunications. He, also, has practical experience as a research mathematician, project engineer, engineering team leader, field application engineer, research engineer, manufacturing engineer and computer hardware and software consulting engineer and was an electronic warfare and crypto officer in the military. He has worked for such corporations as Northrop, Validus Technologies, Zenith Electronics and others.

He has published papers and text books on cryptography and set theory, is a WECC (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) certified auditor and is considered to be an expert in the field of cryptography. Dr. Carlson, also, has authored books on Electrical Utility Security, holds patents and copyrights and is a member of several professional and scholarly organizations such as the Association of Computing Machines, IEEE, AOC (Association of Old Crows – Electronic Warfare), Golden Key and others.

He received his PhD. in Computer Science, focused on digital ciphers and decryption, from the University of Idaho in May of 2012.


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Milton Mattox Ed.D.

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr. Milton Mattox is an experienced, senior technology executive with an extensive background in software engineering, application development, IT infrastructure and team management. This includes a proven track record of transforming and accelerating technology development and delivery in alignment with the goals of global businesses. His professional experience includes an executive vice president position at Lucent Technologies with executive level experience at Intuit, Mitel, SHPS, Narus, India, Cigna, and CGI.
Dr. Mattox holds a Doctorate in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, an M.B.A from City University of Seattle, a Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry University and a Global Leadership Certification Program, Thunderbird School of Global Management.


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Carl Ranno

Secretary and General Counsel

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MR. CARL P. RANNO, received a degree in Economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law. Mr. Ranno is a securities and transactional attorney. He is an experienced advisor in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions to numerous public and private companies. He has served as president, CEO and director of public and private companies and is currently a board member and officer of both private and public companies.


Gino Mauriello
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Gino Mauriello

Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Mauriello is a Certified Public Accountant and has run his own CPA firm since 2003, concentrating on tax and audit work for individuals and corporations. He previously served as a Director and CFO for Cipherloc during 2016 and 2017. He is currently Cipherloc’s controller, managing accounting entry and working with the outside auditors in preparing statements. He is a 1999 graduate in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


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