Optiv Appoints Former RSA Senior Executive David Castignola as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

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Industry Visionary to Lead Optiv’s Global Sales Expansion

DENVER – April 11, 2017 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran security sales executive David Castignola as the company’s first executive vice president of worldwide sales and a member of the executive leadership team. Castignola brings nearly 30 years of sales, marketing and operational experience to these roles, and will lead the sales organization as the company plans and executes on its previously announced global expansion.

“As I’ve watched our industry evolve, I strongly believe that we are currently at an inflection point,” said Castignola. “Today’s security leaders are overwhelmed by the ever-increasing number and types of cyber security technologies, rising attacker sophistication, and the need to communicate cyber security risk to their boards while demonstrating ROI. Optiv is in a unique position to help security leaders address these concerns in a customized and integrated fashion. I am excited to join Optiv and looking forward to enabling more organizations around the world to drive positive business outcomes through cyber security initiatives.”
 
“Dave’s knowledge of the security landscape, vast experience with global organizations and understanding of operations, combined with his core value of always putting clients first, make him the perfect fit for Optiv,” said Tim Hoffman, Optiv’s executive vice president of worldwide client solutions. “It is truly a pleasure to welcome Dave to Optiv and to this newly created role.” 

Castignola joins Optiv after more than 20 years at RSA where he helped deliver operational excellence, exceeded customer expectations and drove product evolution that addressed industry challenges. Castignola’s groundbreaking market strategies and exemplary track record in security solutions sales enablement are recognized across the industry and provide him with experience and insight to further Optiv’s vision and global strategy. He has served as a speaker at cyber security events and is often asked for his insight to meet the growing and challenging industry needs and trends. 

About Optiv Security
Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/optiv, www.facebook.com/optivinc and www.linkedin.com/company/optiv-inc

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