About

Chris Mashburn
Chris Mashburn co-founded in 2001, a large private commercial security firm and as President/CEO led the company’s growth to $50 million in revenue. To support expansion, he oversaw the development of corporate systems, instituted leadership and management training, built strong relationships with partners and government entities. His influence helped drive an increase in the company’s government contracting, expanded its presence in the airline industry and commercial security, plus led to full ISO 9000 compliance secret cleared facility.

Prior to started the firm, he served in the Texas Department of Public Safety for 20 years, retiring in 2004 with the rank of District Commander/Captain. A recognized worldwide expert in criminal and drug interdiction, he trained law enforcement personnel throughout North and South America.  While with DPS, Mr. Mashburn managed and supervised the Civil Disturbance Response Team overseeing riot and crowd control operations statewide, as well as Texas security management for protests and rallies at the State Capitol and sensitive properties and venues. 

Accomplishments at DPS include: obtained an Advanced Peace Officers Certificate, establish the Criminal Interdiction Training Program which is still being utilized today in Texas and across the country in multiple agencies. Served as Security Detail Leader for President George W. Bush during his first campaign,  and was later assigned to the Director’s Office of the State Police, serving as an Audit and Inspection Captain.

Mr. Mashburn is active in a number of professional organizations. He is the past chairman of the Texas Highway Patrol Association (THPA). He has served on the board of the State and Local Intelligence Council (SLIC). At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice/Civil Rights Litigations [division], Chris presented research and provided expert guidance regarding police involvement in the field of criminal interdiction and deception.
Mr. Mashburn completed, with honors, the prestigious 12-week management course at the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute. He attended Tarleton State University and the University of Kentucky-Louisville.
  
Chief Executive Officer / Founder
Jason Evans
In 2011, Jason joined the team as the Director of IT managing the IT needs, development, and assessment for multiple locations across the country. During this time, Jason managed the development of several application solutions including PenTrk, a customized package handling app. Jason continues to develop customized, leading edge technology solutions for Penfield's Office in both the retail and hospitality industries.

Previously, Jason owned and operated his own technology solutions company, balancing the budget concerns, technology needs and security concerns of small businesses as well as government agencies and mid-sized business. While Chief Technology Officer for a south Texas based integrator, Jason managed a team of twenty technicians and engineers to complete over $20 million in contracts with schools and businesses across the Rio Grand Valley. Participating in the federal E-Rate program to provide discounts on technology solutions, internet access, and telecommunications serves, Jason assisted school districts optimize their budgets to get the most advanced hardware and software solutions available. During these projects, Jason developed processes to standardize deployments as well as decreasing downtime and user interruptions.
Chief Information Officer
Anna-Marie Gable
Anna-Marie Gable is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.A. in English and Professional Writing Certification.  She worked six years for a large non-profit supporting all aspects of marketing,  publications and web design.

After graduating from LeTourneau University with a MBA and emphasis on marketing she joined the Penfield's Office team as Director of Operations where she oversees management of all operational aspects of multi-state retail locations and marketing of the business.
In 2014, Anna-Marie joined the Capital Security Solutions team supporting operations, marketing and finance.

Chief Marketing Officer
Argie Rumann, P.E.
Argie is a graduate of Texas A&M University in Aerospace Engineering with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and has received his P.E. license from the State of Texas. In his 31 years of experience he has provided his expertise as a senior engineering consultant and lead engineer at 5 NASA Space Centers: Johnson, Kennedy, Goddard, Langley, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Argie’s accomplishments include projects for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and NASA, including the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, and Mars Science Lab (Curiosity) Rover. For the past 7 years he has held a position as Program Manager and Chief Engineer of a $250M contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he has lead as many as 125 direct reports whom he personally recruited, interviewed, and hired, in various engineering, science, and design disciplines serving more than 60 spacecraft and flight instruments for the US space program. For the past 16 years Argie has excelled at bridging the gap between science and engineering.

He has a multidimensional vision of how to join and potentiate disparate technologies and scientific discoveries to engineer unique solutions to technical challenges in and out of our world. He is a seasoned manager and contract negotiator. He is recognized as a passionate leader amongst his peers and a diplomat amongst his customers. Argie has significant experience working in many engineering disciplines, including electrical power systems, and has developed numerous engineering solutions as lead systems engineer.
Chief Engineering Officer
Mark Rankin

Mark Rankin operates Rankin Holdings as an investor and entrepreneur based in Austin, Texas.  Mr. Rankin currently serves on the executive management teams for Edmunds.com, Scout Automotive and Dealer HQ as well as serving as an advisor to several automotive data and software companies.  To each project, Mr. Rankin brings over 25 years of technology, operations, marketing, sales and finance experience as well as a vast array of automotive and marketing contacts.
 
Prior to launching Rankin Holdings, Mr. Rankin served as CTO and COO for eLead CRM, Fresh Beginnings and ELEAD1 (commonly referred to jointly as eLead in the industry).  While with eLead, Mr. Rankin helped to increased operations from 600 stores to over 6,000 leveraging relationships with OEMs and the largest dealer groups.  Mr. Rankin developed the new, data-centric approach to customer engagement and management as well as new call center strategies, software and cost controls culmination in the country’s largest automotive-only call center and contracts with Asbury Automotive, Ford Direct, Hyundai, Nissan and others.  Mr. Rankin worked directly with dealers to deliver 18 major products to the automotive space increasing top line revenue by over 600% in 4 years. To this day, eLead continues to deliver best in class software and call center operations to dealers, consolidators and OEMs.
 
In 2001, Mr. Rankin joined American autoXchange (AAX) as CTO and worked to develop the business strategy and application systems that have led to aaXchange’s current product offerings.  Mr. Rankin has brought his thorough background in data modeling and mining to aaXchange as well as a strong technology team.  In 2002, Mr. Rankin wrote the software and patent that aaXchange uses to service over 2,000 dealers today.  In 2005, AAX was sold to JM Families as the cornerstone of their new startup, JM Solutions.
 
Prior to joining aaXchange, Mr. Rankin was Chief Technology Officer of United Airlines Silver Wings Plus and Vice President of Technology for Brierley & Partners.  Mr. Rankin has managed and contributed to a number of digital strategy engagements for the health care, business travel, leisure travel, communications, real estate, and home services industry including the overall technology strategy for the Star Alliance and Sony Rewards.  Mark has led digital strategy engagements involving business to business and business to consumer e-commerce design and enablement, Intranet/Extranet planning, vertical portal strategy, Internet implementation and organizational planning.  His experience includes evaluating business plans and feasibility for Internet initiatives, as well as evaluation of operational readiness to implement and support these initiatives. 
 
Mr. Rankin is an avid philanthropist and serves as a founding board member to Fashion 4 Compassion and Force 4 Compassion, two charities dedicated to supporting the victims of human trafficking.  Mr. Rankin is father to 4 fantastic children, a pilot and has served as Honorary Commander to the 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, a unit of the 53rd Wing in Valparaiso, Florida.

Chief Technology Officer
Rafael Cárdenas
Rafael specializes in mobile devices, embedded computer systems, wireless communications, visual computing and real-time controls. He focuses on creating innovative solutions to complex, large scale and high impact technological challenges.

He has previously worked for four years as a Software Engineer at Google in Mountain View, CA, where he acted as Tech Lead in the iOS Location Platform (Google Maps) team and as Information Security Engineer in Google's Mobile Security team. He worked and collaborated in mobile apps like Google Search, Google+, Google Photos, Google Hangouts, and Google Calendar. He's a graduate of Tecnológico de Monterrey with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Software & Computer Engineer