As Chief Executive Officer of DefenseStorm, Steve Soukup is responsible for the strategic direction, daily operations and growth of the company. Prior to assuming this role, Steve served as Chief Revenue Officer for two and a half years where he led the Sales and Marketing teams, resulting in 3.5X growth in DefenseStorm’s customer count, numerous strategic partnerships and the establishment of DefenseStorm as the standard for cyber safety and soundness for the banking vertical.
Before joining DefenseStorm Steve spent more than 20 years successfully leading sales at early stage, private-equity-owned, and large global market-leading business-to-business brands. As an executive with deep banking industry expertise, Steve has built world class customer-focused sales teams that have delivered double-digit year-over-year profitable revenue growth in fast paced and competitive environments.
His background includes shaping a 100+ sales organization at e-banking leader Q2 to deliver 30% year-over-year revenue growth, as well as leadership positions at Intuit, S1 Corporation and KPN. Steve also has direct banking experience through management positions at Key Bank, Bank Boston and State Street Bank.
Steve is a graduate of Boston College and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.
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What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- About DefenseStorm and Steve’s role there
- How financial institutions pivoted their operations due to challenges presented by COVID-19
- Cybersecurity practices that will arise in 2021 and how financial institutions can get ahead of them
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