Optiv Snags Two Security Vets To Spearhead Marketing, Emerging Services Growth

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Catlett is coming off a year as CEO of ROI-focused startup Pharos Security. Before that, he spent a year as SVP of cybersecurity detection and response at Fidelity Investments, two years as the global head of threat and vulnerability management at Barclays, and nearly four years as a network security-focused senior vice president at Bank of America. 

Catlett said his role at Optiv moves him away from the zero-sum game of trying to grow market share and get into more accounts and instead allows him to serve in a more consultative or advisory role, building multi-vendor bundles that proactively address customer needs in emerging areas.

Evans most recently spent 20 months as the CEO of Austin, Texas-based software startup Pristine.  Before that, he spent two years as vice president of global marketing for HP servers, a year as CMO for Dell's $12 billion enterprise solutions business, and 2.5 years as senior vice president of marketing for Atlanta-based Internap Network Services, No. 78 on the 2017 CRN Solution Provider 500.

Evans said his career experience provides him with a first-hand perspective on how vendors work and what's needed to create an effective channel program.  

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