Life at OPENLANE Veterans Edition: Q&A with Weryke Rader, Deputy CISO

In honor of all who have served in the armed forces, read more about Weryke Rader and his rise at OPENLANE from Principal Architect to Deputy CISO.

What does November 11th (Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day) mean to you? 

It means reflecting and honoring the individuals who have fought and continue to fight to ensure our safety and freedom. 

What has your experience being part of MILITARY@OPENLANE been like? 

Sometimes, I see people transitioning from the military devalue themselves in the corporate setting. Having this group shows them that they are more valuable than they realize. 

What has your journey at OPENLANE looked like? 

I started at OPENLANE in 2018 as a Principal Architect for Information Security. I have since switched roles within the information security department, working now as Deputy CISO. 

What is something you are most proud of during your time here? 

Being part of the team I work with has allowed us to achieve significant goals in the security world at OPENLANE.  We’ve been able to continue innovating and position ourselves as a leader in this space. 

What do you like most about working at OPENLANE? 

I enjoy having the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant minds in order to fuel innovation that drives the company forward. 

Which of our company values resonates most with you? 

I would have to say Fearless Ownership. My determination to improve may seem intense at times, however, I am constantly looking for ways to learn and do better.

What’s your favorite part about our culture? 

I love how the leadership all the way to the top cares about employees. Typically , when you treat people well, they do better and that’s true here at OPENLANE.


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