The addition of three federal sales executives signals substantial expansion for the CyberConverged data security company
FULTON, Md.– April 10, 2019 – RackTop Systems, the pioneer of CyberConvergedTM data security, a new market that fuses data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform, today announced the appointments of Graham Moore as vice president of federal sales, Michael Beegen as director of federal systems engineering, and Brian Santrock as manager of federal accounts, western U.S. The additions will enhance RackTop’s offerings and services for its public sector customers.
Graham Moore is a seasoned sales executive in the IT industry and, as RackTop’s vice president of federal sales, he will spearhead the growth of the company’s customer base in the federal government. Moore previously served as director of federal sales for Datrium, a leader in open converged infrastructure for private clouds; district manager of federal for Pure Storage; and various sales positions at Symantec, NetApp and Veritas that served the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), among other positions.
Michael Beegen is an expert in infrastructure design and engineering and, as RackTop’s director of federal systems engineering, he will oversee the deployment and maintenance of the company’s products and services to its fast-growing customer base in the federal government. Beegen previously served as federal manager at Datrium; federal manager and systems engineer at Pure Storage; and technical account manager and systems engineer at NetApp for the company’s DoD accounts, among other positions.
Brian Santrock is a seasoned sales executive, and as RackTop’s manager of federal accounts, he will service many of the company’s public sector accounts in the western U.S. Santrock previously served as a federal account manager for Rubrik, a provider of cloud data management solutions; federal account manager for Pure Storage, a data solutions provider; and various other sales and leadership positions with Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprises/3PAR, Integrity Networking Systems, and McBride and Associates.
“As RackTop Systems begins its next period of strategic growth, we’re thrilled to bring on board such talented people who have deep experience and expertise bringing next generation technologies to the federal government,” said Eric Bednash, co-founder and CEO of RackTop Systems. “Our data storage product is at the leading edge of the evolving CyberConverged data security market, and it includes very exciting and relevant capabilities for our federal customers, including TAA/BAA-compliance, embedded advanced encryption and key orchestration, user behavior and insider threat intelligence, and transparent data movement between private and public clouds.”
In March 2019, RackTop announced it closed $15 million in Series A funding. The financing – led by Razor’s Edge Venturesand Grotech Ventures with participation from Maryland Venture Fund, Blu Venture Investors and Gula Tech Adventures– is enabling RackTop to accelerate near-term sales channel and product development expansion. RackTop’s secure, high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) platform with embedded access controls, encryption and compliance has been deployed worldwide to manage more than 50 petabytes of customer data in a variety of industries, including: the public sector; media, advertising and entertainment; financial services; health care; and life sciences.
In 2018, RackTop announced a strategic partnership with Seagate and launched a joint product called the Secure Data Protection Platform (SDP2), which is a high-performance data storage solution that is engineered to solve key cyber security and compliance issues facing governments. RackTop also announced a strategic partnership with Carahsoft, a master government aggregator, that makes RackTop’s cutting-edge data management and orchestration solution available to the public sector and reseller ecosystem via Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule and NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement Contract (SEWP).
Also in 2018, RackTop received numerous industry awards for its flagship product, BrickStor, an integrated data storage and management platform, including: the Software and Industry Information Association’s CODiE Award for Best Storage and Backup Solution; two Cyber Defense Magazine’s InfoSec Awards for Storage & Archiving: Most Innovative and Data Center Security: Next Gen; and a Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award for Platform-as-a-Service Security Solution of the Year.
About RackTop Systems:
RackTop Systems is the pioneer of CyberConvergedTM data security, a new market that fuses data storage with advanced security and compliance into a single platform. Its high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) platform with embedded security, compliance and encryption empowers both government and commercial organizations by protecting data where it resides without the cost, complexity and security vulnerabilities of traditional bolt-on software solutions. Headquartered in Fulton, Md., RackTop was founded in 2010 by veterans of the U.S. intelligence community who have been solving the most complex data and security problems for more than two decades. RackTop’s technology has been deployed at numerous organizations in a variety of industries worldwide, including government/DoD/public sector, media/advertising and entertainment, financial services, health care, higher education and life sciences. For more information, visit www.racktopsystems.com and follow on Twitter @RackTop.