About Rampart

Our Vision

Rampart’s vision is to be the fabric of connectivity.

Our Story

Rampart Communications Inc. is based in Maryland. The founders are physicists, mathematicians, RF engineers, and computer scientists with deep experience building, defending, and attacking wireless communication systems. Our core technology, Unitary Braid Division Multiplexing, is the result of years of multi-disciplinary collaboration. UBDM revolutionizes digital communications security via fundamental advances in the science of information theory.  Since 2016, we have developed new science, secured patents, achieved independent validation, and created a prototype network that demonstrates our solution’s effectiveness. Today, we partner with innovators across a host of industries to build the next generation of secure wireless systems.

Our Mission

Security, Privacy, Reliability, and Capacity: Rampart’s mission is to research fundamental advances in the technologies individuals, businesses, and governments use to communicate, to engineer those advances into real and useful products, and to responsibly introduce those products into the market.

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Our Team

Meet the leadership team behind this exciting, paradigm-shifting technology.

Management Team

Matthew Robinson, Ph.D.


Matt Robinson is a particle physicist who was employed by the U.S. Government from 2009 until late 2020. Dr. Robinson’s government service involved a unique combination of leading-edge offensive and defensive SIGINT missions. From 2004 to 2009, he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Early Universe Cosmology and Superstring Research Group at Baylor University. Dr. Robinson is an expert in Heterotic String Gauge Group theory modeling, and has done extensive research in modular robotics, swarm intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, particle swarm optimizations, and quantum computation, and has significant knowledge of digital signal processing, hardware and software optimization of signal processing algorithms, mathematical information theory, coding theory, information security and physical layer security. Dr. Robinson received B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Auburn University (2004), and a Ph. D. in Physics from Baylor University (2009).

Keith Palmisano


Keith Palmisano has over two decades of experience in cybersecurity — the majority in the US Executive Branch, as a research scientist, operations officer and technical leader. He’s made a career of researching vulnerabilities, leading teams of engineers and analysts, and communicating vetted and valuable intelligence to US policymakers. He is a recognized leader in wireless communications, offensive and defensive information security, and physical layer security. Keith holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Grove City College.

Anthony Diekemper


From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Diekemper served as Chief Administrative Officer of Allegis Group, one of the world’s largest Human Resources consultancies. He subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief People Officer of Skyline Technology Solutions, a Glen Burnie, MD-based provider of Information Technology Solutions to corporations and municipal and state government. Mr. Diekemper is a widely acclaimed expert in leadership and business culture.

Samuel M. Bemiss


Mr. Bemiss has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and entrepreneurship. He began his investment banking career at Goldman Sachs & Co. and subsequently headed the New England regional Corporate Finance practice of Shearson, Lehman, Hutton Inc. In 1996, he became Managing Director of Ewing, Bemiss & Co., which was acquired by KPMG Corporate Finance in 2015. Sam is a graduate of Yale University (BA, 1977), of the University of Virginia School of Law and of the Colgate Darden School of Business Administration (JD/MBA, 1982).

Alan Macdonald


Alan has over 30 years’ experience in the practice of law. He began his legal career as an associate at the Washington, DC firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, where he rose to become a partner in the firm’s litigation department. After retiring from Akin Gump, Alan formed the firm of Macdonald + Macdonald in Annapolis, Maryland. Alan has deep experience in a broad range of corporate, transactional and litigation matters. He studied Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, and is a graduate of Middlebury College and of the Georgetown University Law School.

Jon Pelson


During his three-decade career as a telecommunications executive, Jon served as Vice President of Lucent Technologies and Chief of Convergence Strategy for British Telecom, among other roles. Most recently, he is the author of the best-selling book, Wireless Wars; China’s Dangerous Domination of 5G and How We’re Fighting Back. He has advised private technology companies and agencies of the U.S. Government on matters of global competition and national security. Jon is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA) and of the Colgate Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia (MBA)

Matt Ball


Matt began his career as a serial entrepreneur — founding, building, and selling three telecommunications and IT services companies.  In 2014, he joined Skyline Technology Solutions, rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer.  Matt joined Rampart in 2023, currently serving as Chief Growth Officer.

Mary Ann Saunders


Mary Ann has over a decade of experience working in the wireless communications domain for the U.S. Government and has a technical background in radio frequency communications and systems engineering. Prior to joining Rampart Communications in 2023, she spent over 11 years at a not-for-profit company, leading projects to develop quick reaction communications capabilities and deliver them to deployed operators. Mary Ann also has extensive experience building, growing, and leading technical teams. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Advisory Board Members

Gerald Cleaver, Ph.D.

Gerald Cleaver is a Professor of Physics and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Physics at Baylor University, and is a member of the High Energy Physics group and head of the Early Universe Cosmology and String Theory (EUCOS) division of Baylor’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research.

Rob Denious

Rob Denious holds 30 years of experience growing, improving and restructuring companies and has extensive experience as an advisor, investor and senior executive. Previously, Rob served as Managing Director at Questor Management Company, President and CEO of Polar Corporation, and more.

Rick Wagoner

Rick Wagoner’s 32-year career at General Motors Corporation culminated in the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Since his retirement from GM in 2009, Rick has been an active investor in, Director of, and Advisor to businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has also been an active supporter, advisor and director for educational and other non-profit institutions.

Jeffrey Harris

Jeff Harris is the former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, and former President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Company. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Open Geospatial Consortium.

Greg Lane

Greg Lane recently retired after a 30-year career at the CIA, where he had multiple foreign assignments as Chief of Station. He has extensive experience working with US and foreign military and law enforcement officials against high priority national security threats.

Greg Akers

Greg Akers has more than two decades of executive experience, and most recently having served as the SVP & CTO of Advanced Security Research & Government within the Security & Trust Organization group at Cisco. Akers has advised the U.S. Department of Defense and the federal intelligence community for more than fifteen years.

Arthur Money

Arthur L. Money has been serving on various USG boards, panels, and commissions since April 2001. In the years preceding, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I), Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense, and held other positions for C3I and the Air Force.

Al Berkeley

Al Berkeley is Chairman of Princeton Capital Management and earlier was President of NASDAQ. He previously was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and later a Director of The World Economic Forum USA, Acting Chairman of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Committee, and a Trustee of the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.

Core Values

At Rampart, we put our values into action each day to solve the worlds most complex communications challenges. These are the values that drive us.

We believe that privacy
is a right.

We believe that every individual and every organization has a fundamental right to communicate privately. We are dedicated to building foundational tools and technologies to make digital privacy simpler and more widely available.

We aspire to advance
the boundaries of science.

Our innovation is motivated by the fundamental advancement of human knowledge. We value a better today, and a better future, for everyone. We are relentlessly curious. We make bold claims and we back them with rigorous logic based on the scientific method: hypothesize, test, analyze, repeat.

We affirm that the sum of us
is greater than some of us.

A diverse team– striving to learn, and to be respectful, fair, and inclusive– is essential to true innovation and an enduring positive culture. We aspire to model the behavior that we wish to see in the world. We will not compromise our values for expediency, for profit, or for other personal or corporate gain. Integrity, ethical behavior, and trust are paramount.

Learn More About Our Technology

Rampart’s solution is transforming wireless security as we know it. Discover the benefits for your organization by exploring a demo with a member of the Rampart team.