DefenseStorm hires Steve Soukup as Chief Revenue Officer
DefenseStorm expands management team with chief revenue officer, positioning company for continued growth
ATLANTA, GA (June 13, 2017) — DefenseStorm, a solution that fuses together technology and people to provide co-managed cybersecurity operations for financial institutions, expands its management team by hiring industry veteran, Steve Soukup, as chief revenue officer.
As chief revenue officer, Soukup will be responsible for positioning DefenseStorm for continued growth. Soukup will work closely with other members of the executive team to execute on the company’s vision and drive maximum revenue generation. Other responsibilities include developing sales strategies, analyzing market positioning and scaling the company for different stages of growth.
Prior to joining DefenseStorm, Soukup served as senior vice president of sales at Q2 Holdings, Inc. where, in four years, he grew revenue by more than 30 percent year-over-year. He also transformed the sales team by introducing best practices framework, processes and strategies, enabling Q2 to scale with rapid growth. Before Q2, Soukup served as director of regional accounts at Intuit Financial Services, where he successfully managed more than 1,100 customer relationships and exceeded revenue growth goals. Additionally, Soukup served as senior director of relationship management with S1 Corporation and served as business development manager at Getronics.
“DefenseStorm has proven to be a frontrunner among cybersecurity solutions and I’m looking forward to guiding the company through additional stages of growth,” said Soukup. “I believe my extensive experience in driving profitable revenue growth for various cloud-based software and enterprise technology providers will translate well at DefenseStorm and I am thrilled to take on this new role within the company’s management team.”
“DefenseStorm is poised for both immediate and long-term growth, and we believe Steve’s lengthy track record of success and results-driven performance will further secure DefenseStorm as the leading cybersecurity solution within the financial space,” said Sean Feeney, CEO of DefenseStorm. “His unique blend of expertise in cloud-based software and the highly regulated banking industry will prove valuable to our staff and our growing customer base.”
DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance solutions specifically built for banking. The company delivers the only co-managed, cloud-based and compliance-automated solution of its kind – as both a technology system and as a service supported by experts in financial institution security and compliance. DefenseStorm’s security data platform watches everything on a financial institution’s network and matches it to defined policies for complete and proactive cyber exposure readiness, keeping security teams smart and executives accountable to their customers, communities, regulators and Boards. Built from the ground up in the cloud, DefenseStorm unifies detection, investigation, reporting and compliance into a single place to manage cybersecurity data. The system aggregates event data across all cybersecurity tools and links policies to real-time alerts so that financial institutions can prove to regulators they are both secure and compliant with evolving FFIEC cybersecurity requirements. For more information please visit http://www.DefenseStorm.com.