Optiv Security Announces Key Executive Appointments to Support Growth Strategy

- Company Names Heather Allen Strbiak as Chief Human Resources Officer, Heather Rim as Chief Marketing Officer and Ahmed Shah as Senior Vice President Alliances and Ecosystems -


DENVER – April 26, 2021 – Optiv Security, a security solutions integrator delivering end-to-end cybersecurity solutions, today announced three key appointments to help accelerate growth and drive brand, stakeholder engagement and partner alliances.


  • Heather Allen Strbiak, chief human resources officer, oversees worldwide HR strategy and people programs.
  • Heather Rim, chief marketing officer, leads all aspects of marketing and communications to accelerate brand visibility, drive demand generation and inspire stakeholder engagement.
  • Ahmed Shah, senior vice president alliances and ecosystems, is responsible for partner strategy and programs that drive and align with business goals and growth targets.


“I’m proud to welcome such high caliber of talent to the Optiv family to round out our already deep bench of expertise as we work to be the single partner our clients rely on to advise, deploy and operate integrated security solutions,” said Kevin Lynch, Optiv CEO. “As we strive to be the industry’s employer of choice, we’re also working to shape our company, and our industry, to one more representative of our society. Both Heathers and Ahmed are already helping drive the positive impacts of a diverse culture and innovative ways to engage and invest in the success of our employees, clients and partners.”


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Strbiak is a seasoned business executive with nearly 30 years of experience in all domains of HR. Prior to Optiv, she worked for major companies in HR leadership roles including T-Mobile, Accenture and Washington Mutual. She’s also a certified executive and life coach through the International Coach Federation.


Rim is a global marketing and communications executive with more than two decades of experience building brands to fuel growth. Rim joined Optiv from AECOM, a leading infrastructure consulting firm, where she served as chief marketing and communications officer. Previously, she held senior corporate communications, marketing and investor relations roles at companies including Avery Dennison, The Walt Disney Company and WellPoint.


Shah is a veteran alliances professional in the cybersecurity and internet space. Prior to Optiv, he led technology alliances and strategic partnerships for Ivanti and was responsible for transforming existing partnerships and forming new and innovative go-to-market alliances. Shah also ran business development and strategic alliances teams for various technology companies including Cisco, Rovi and Neustar.


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Optiv Security: Secure greatness.®

Optiv is the cyber advisory and solutions leader, delivering strategic and technical expertise to nearly 6,000 companies across every major industry. We partner with organizations to advise, deploy and operate complete cybersecurity programs from strategy and managed security services to risk, integration and technology solutions. With clients at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can. At Optiv, we manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential. For more information, visit www.optiv.com.