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Optiv Security Announces Two Executive Appointments Aligned to Business Growth Strategy

November 09, 2017

Company Names Peter Evans as Chief Marketing Officer and Sean Catlett as Senior Vice President of Emerging Services

DENVER – November 9, 2017 - Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced it has named Peter Evans as chief marketing officer (CMO) and Sean Catlett to a newly-created role of senior vice president of emerging services, two key appointments that support the company’s global business growth strategy. Evans will be responsible for all aspects of marketing strategy and execution, and Catlett will focus on the incubation of cutting-edge offerings in areas such as cloud, next generation security operations and big data analytics. The two executives bring to Optiv significant business and cyber security industry experience to help drive innovation that enables clients to optimize security investments to get maximum efficacy while reducing cost.  

“In the last two decades, organizations have invested enormous amounts of money in technology, services and manpower to address cyber security concerns, yet they are challenged to keep pace with internal and external threats,” said Tim Hoffman, executive vice president of worldwide client solutions. “Optiv is in a unique position to help clients optimize and rationalize their current investments, enabling them to create clarity out of the chaos and lay solid groundwork for future cyber security requirements. I am excited to welcome Peter and Sean to Optiv, and am confident that their insight and industry knowledge will be instrumental as our company enters its next phase of growth, global expansion and industry leadership.”

Previously, Evans has been CMO of four publically held companies, and held senior executive roles in operations, business development, and sales leadership at publically traded companies such as HP, Dell and IBM. He also served as chief executive officer (CEO) of two successful venture-backed start-up technology companies. Evans brings to Optiv domain expertise in high-growth technology businesses in the cyber security, business-to-business software, cloud and telecom industries. 

Prior to joining Optiv, Catlett was the CEO of Pharos Security, a startup focused on security investment ROI analysis. He also served as senior vice president of detection and response for Fidelity Investments, was chief operations officer for iSIGHT Partners, and held chief information security officer (CISO) and other executive roles at Betfair, Barclays Bank in London and Bank of America. Prior to his work in cyber security, Catlett was vice president of technology for Streamwaves, the first legal online subscription streaming music service to license all five major record labels. He holds four U.S. patents in cyber security control framework development, data loss prevention, intrusion detection and e-crime detection.

Supporting Quotes:

  • “We are at a point in the cyber security industry lifecycle where organizations find themselves with bloated, complex infrastructures that are expensive and difficult to manage. CISOs around the world need a way to rationalize the technologies they already have in place. I am thrilled to join Optiv, where deep experience developing and implementing security strategy is optimized at a business, technology and operations level to enable clients to meet their overarching business objectives.”
    - Peter Evans, CMO
  • “As companies continue to innovate and expand, they need support addressing the cyber security challenges that come along with that growth. Optiv has decades of experience in helping clients evaluate their infrastructures and operations, and developing a safer, saner, more strategic path forward. I look forward to helping the company continue expanding its unique set of service offerings to address the cyber security-related business problems of today and tomorrow.”
    - Sean Catlett, senior vice president of emerging services

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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


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