Sword & Shield Continues Growth, Announces Promotions

National cybersecurity firm hires eight new employees, promotes nine internallySword & Shield Enterprise Security continues growth

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. June 21, 2017 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced today the addition of eight new hires and nine internal promotions.

“In the last three years, we have achieved the most accelerated growth we’ve experienced in the 20 years we’ve been in business,” said John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. “The result is an ability to provide consistent quality of service and collaborative solutions to an increasing number of clients, and to further expand our footprint nationally. It’s an exciting time for Sword & Shield.”

McNeely noted this milestone is particularly significant as it falls on the company’s 20-year anniversary.

“The addition of new team members, as well as the promotion of several key employees, is a testament to the hard work and contributions everyone has made over our 20 years in business.”

Additions to the Sword & Shield team include:

  • Gina Collette, Sword & Shield Federal analyst
  • Adam Cronan, security operations center analyst
  • Victor Garcia, security analyst
  • Jennifer Goode, marketing specialist
  • Jason Graf, security analyst
  • Shane Hoffer, technical account manager
  • Nai Saechin, account executive
  • Jeremy Watson, healthcare compliance consultant

Promotions for Sword & Shield include:

  • Bowe Hoy to vice president of sales
  • Mike Mangione to vice president of business strategy and marketing
  • Raymond Kahre to vice president of Sword & Shield Federal
  • Susan Barnes to controller
  • Holly Young to human resources manager
  • Brian Lowe to senior SOC analyst – team lead
  • Anna Mitchell to Sword & Shield Federal SEWP V program manager

“With growth and success comes opportunity and change,” McNeely said. “Developing leaders in the company and adding additional staff empowers us to maintain our customer-first service to a growing list of clients, and to continue to build a company that provides great opportunities for everyone who works here.

“There has never been a better time to be a part of what we are building here at Sword & Shield. When I think back to those early days with the small team we had in the two-story garage, I can’t help but smile to see how far we have come.”

About Sword & Shield Enterprise Security

Protecting critical data for 20 years, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is a nationally recognized cybersecurity provider with solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic security and compliance landscape. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield specializes in security, risk and compliance assessment, managed security services, enterprise security consulting, security incident response and forensics, and technical solutions. Sword & Shield services a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, retail, legal, banking and finance, manufacturing, and the public sector.

For more information about Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, visit https://www.swordshield.com/.

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