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Our Team

Ronald Lifton
President & CEO

Prior to USA Protect, LLC., Mr. Lifton was the Chief Executive Officer of TRI Holdings, Inc. a company with investments in a multitude of business segments globally. As President of Lex- Net One Communications, he was responsible for the launch of support systems to interface with billing, customer service and accounting systems. Mr. Lifton was one of the key developers of the Cornerpost product, an e-Commerce solution for small and medium sized businesses. As the President and CEO of the International Monetary Exchange System, he was a leading provider of new universal “Stored Value” and “Pre-Paid” payment solutions. He was a co-founder, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Wireless Network Services, Inc. (American Roaming Network), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TRI Holdings, Inc., providing denied cellular roaming calls to the cellular industry and the founder, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of National Communications Network, Inc. a provider of automated and operator assisted telephone calls to the hospitality industry with services throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Alyssa T. Tsoukalas
Vice President of Sales

Alyssa is responsible for managing the Sales Team at LocatePLUS. Prior to joining the LocatePLUS team, Alyssa utilized the LocatePlus services on a daily basis while working in a management role overseeing investigations at a nationwide Private Investigation firm that has been established for over thirty years. Joining LocatePLUS from the user aspect of the product gives Alyssa a unique perspective and allows for invaluable insight and understanding of what our clients’ needs are. Alyssa holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Fitchburg University.

Amanda L. Cunha
Vice President

Amanda oversees the day-to-day operations of USA Protect, LLC. This includes the company’s pre-employment screening division,, and investigative databases, and LP Amanda brings to her role in-depth knowledge of both the organization and the company’s various products and services. Throughout the past seven years, Amanda has held multiple leadership positions across sales, customer service, product development and operations. Amanda holds an Associate degree in Business Administration. Amanda has also been certified in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by the Consumer Data Industry Association and is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Steve Gemma
Director of Information Technology

As the Director of Information Technology, Steve establishes, plans, and administers the overall policies and goals for the information technology department. He analyzes the needs of different departments and determines ways to meet business objectives by modifying existing or developing new information processing systems. He also oversees the business rules of each division within the company, and maintains a secured environment that is PCI, GLBA, and ISO 27001 compliant. Steve has more than 20 years of experience in software development. He has worked in various industries for companies such as RBS Citizens Bank, Demandware, and Eaton Vance. In addition, Steve managed his own software development firm for 10 years, with Lotus/IBM as a notable client. Steve is a veteran of the United States Army and is an Eagle Scout.

Ksenia Marks
Director of Product Development

Ksenia oversees the immediate and long-term product vision and execution at USA Protect, LLC. This includes the company’s background check, Police and Investigative Database products. Ksenia brings both breadth and depth to her role, including extensive knowledge of databases, industry data and financial systems. Over the past ten years, Ksenia has held many positions across product development and corporate operations. Ksenia earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with Dual Concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems from Northeastern University in Boston.


Dave Johnson
Director of Application Development

Dave brings over 20 years of software development and database management experience to the USA Protect, LLC team. From 1994 until 2011, Dave played an integral role in the development and implementation of high performance data retrieval and ETL systems at database giant infoUSA/Infogroup. After joining the Database101 team in early 2011, he co-founded and co-developed  Dave embraces the opportunity to work on projects from conception to deployment while blending his extensive experience with the newest software coding capabilities.

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