Minnesota-based NetSPI, a provider of enterprise security testing and vulnerability correlation software, has named Aaron Shilts as president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining NetSPI, Shilts led worldwide services for Optiv and FishNet Security. NetSPI is backed by Sunstone Partners.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NetSPI LLC (NetSPI), the leading provider of enterprise security testing and vulnerability correlation software, announced leadership appointments and restructuring initiatives today to accelerate product innovation and strategic growth. NetSPI is intensifying its focus in high-growth security and vulnerability management areas while positioning to accelerate long-term market growth, driving customer value, and ultimately making the company more efficient and profitable.
“The announcements today are critical in NetSPI’s transformational journey,” said Deke George, CEO, NetSPI. “Our transformation began with our new logo and website design acting as visual cues letting our employees, clients, and partners know that it is a new day at NetSPI. These key leadership appointments create the foundation needed for the next iteration of growth.”
In addition to the new brand, NetSPI appointed leadership talent to strengthen the structure for exponential growth and long-term market adoption. Ensuring an innovative, customer-centric approach, NetSPI announced president and chief operating officer, Aaron Shilts. With 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and operations, Shilts brings valuable leadership during a period of rapid transformation. Prior to joining NetSPI, Shilts led worldwide services for Optiv and FishNet Security. Over his 14-year tenure, he steered the organization to deliver customer success, sustained growth and profitability. Shilts’ leadership team includes Pavan Gorakavi as senior vice president of software engineering, Steve Antone as vice president of sales, Mary Braunwarth as vice president of marketing, and Joshua Scott as vice president of product management. These structural changes highlight NetSPI’s commitment to drive the evolution of their world-class threat and vulnerability portfolio, while demonstrating foundational measurements of client success.
Among those praising these changes is NetSPI’s executive chairman of the board, Scott Hammack. “Myself and Sunstone commend Deke and the team on what they’ve built,” Hammack stated. “We are looking forward to building on the established blueprint and enhancing the vision and strategy of the organization to maximize the organization’s growth.”
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NetSPI is the leading provider of application and network security testing solutions that support organizations in scaling and operationalizing their threat and vulnerability management programs. The solution portfolio includes both security testing services and a software platform for application and infrastructure vulnerability orchestration. Trusted by six of the top ten United States banks, two global cloud providers, and many of the Fortune® 500, NetSPI has deep expertise in financial institutions, healthcare providers, retailers, and technology companies. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN with additional offices in Dallas, Denver, Portland, and New York. For more information about NetSPI, please visit https://www.netspi.com.
About Sunstone Partners
Sunstone Partners is a private equity firm focused on growth equity and growth buyout investments in technology-enabled services businesses. The firm was formed by the spin-out of the growth equity team of Trident Capital, an investment firm with $1.9 billion of capital under management, since 1993. The firm is currently investing out of Sunstone Partners I, LP, a $310 million fund. For more information visit http://www.sunstonepartners.com.