Tim DeFrench, President & Founder


Tim DeFrench is Founder and President with The RND Group, Inc. Tim brings over 25 years of management and engineering experience to The RND Group, Inc.
After working for 10 years at a number of software product and software consulting firms, Tim founded The RND Group, Inc. in 1996.
Tim gets excited about building businesses and relationships that endure. He does this by having and demonstrating clear values and accountability in every relationship, decision, and commitment. Tim is a recognized expert and trusted advisor to his clients in the medical device arena.
Tim enjoys church and community activities with his three children and his wife of over 25 years, Judy.

Stephanne Flint, Vice President of Software Development


Stephanne currently is Vice President of Software Development. Stephanne’s role is focused on Project Management of RND's Full Lifecycle projects to make sure all projects are following RND's mature Quality System which is based on ISO 13485 Standards.
Prior to joining RND, Stephanne was employed by Tellabs Incorporated, a company that provided innovative bandwidth management solutions to help carriers around the world move communications more efficiently and effectively. At Tellabs, Stephanne was a lead engineer and led a distributed team of software engineers, systems engineers, marketing, test organizations, and service personnel in the development of system requirements, software design and implementation, and testing of numerous features for the product.
Ask our clients here at RND about Stephanne, and they will tell you “Stephanne specializes in Requirements Management for software for medical devices; she is a partner that specializes in designing/developing software following their ISO 13485 compliant Quality System with the FDA in mind for medical devices; but most importantly she specializes with managing/developing projects on time within budget.”
Stephanne graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and electrical engineering
Stephanne enjoys watching her three kids play multiple sports with her husband, Kent, in her spare time.

Tom Gardner, VP Business Development


Tom Gardner is Vice President of Business Development with The RND Group, Inc. and possesses over 25 years of IT experience. His chief roll with The RND Group is strategically locating and partnering with new clients for The RND Group to assist with software engineering solutions.
Prior to joining RND, Tom served as President with Ambassador Solutions, an IT consulting firm, with a focus of strategically growing the company through valued relationships with Ambassador’s clients. Tom has a passion for meeting new people and understanding how he might provide a technology solution to solve their business problems.
Tom attended Purdue University where he obtained his B.S. in Finance from the Krannert School of Business as well as an A.S. in Computer Technology.
Tom and his wife Deb enjoy competing together in endurance sports and volunteering at organizations to help the homeless and fighting poverty.