Focal Point Adds New Sales Leader to Accelerate Growth

February 26, 2019

TAMPA, Florida – Focal Point Data Risk, LLC (“Focal Point”), a leading data security company, today announced the addition of Dan DeSantis as its Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. DeSantis joins the Focal Point executive team with responsibility for global sales across all business units. He previously served as an Area Manager for the Global Enterprise team at Cisco, running one of the largest security sales teams in North America.

“Dan’s hire comes during a period of significant growth and innovation for Focal Point, and we’re excited to add his leadership and vision to our team,” said Brian Marlier, Focal Point’s CEO.  “His track record driving technology innovation in cybersecurity, and his commitment to service makes him the perfect fit for Focal Point. We know he’ll quickly become a go-to resource for our clients, as we bring our integrated, holistic security solutions to new markets”

DeSantis will leverage his 25 years of security leadership to deliver new models for engagement, building innovative ways for Focal Point clients to quickly access a broader range of cybersecurity and data privacy services. He will also work to strengthen the company’s strategic partnerships and accelerate adoption of new technologies, enabling Focal Point clients to solve an even more diverse set of technology challenges.

At Cisco, DeSantis developed a reputation for supporting transformative technology projects for many of the largest companies in the world. At Focal Point, he will leverage that experience to enable client success through the company’s technology integration, technology consulting, compliance, and cyber workforce development services.

“I’m excited to join a team with a great reputation for solving complex cyber challenges,” DeSantis said. “Focal Point has deep subject matter expertise and a relentless focus on quality. More than anything, I’m looking forward to helping more companies gain a competitive edge by reducing risk and increasing their security posture.”

About Dan DeSantis

DeSantis leads Focal Point’s sales and business development efforts. He has 25 years of experience as a tech founder, Chief Technology Officer, and sales leader, working with many of the largest companies in the world. Prior to Focal Point, DeSantis worked for Cisco Systems, where he ran a cybersecurity sales team supporting some of Cisco’s largest enterprise clients. During his tenure at Cisco, DeSantis grew a $150M business for his area and formed deep and lasting ties to numerous CISOs and other senior security executives across the U.S. Previously, DeSantis ran a strategic sales team for Venafi focused on securing the encryption infrastructure of some of the top financial services organizations in the world. He was also founder and Chief Technology Officer of the Cleveland-based technology companies Stratos Internet Group and BlueBridge Networks, where his responsibilities ranged from building carrier-class data centers serving tens of thousands of customers to working with the United States Secret Service to develop and host anti-money laundering infrastructure.

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