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.”