Knoxville, Tenn. – March 9, 2021

Today, Avertium announced the appointment of Ben Masino as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Formerly the senior vice president of sales for Avertium, Masino will now lead the company’s marketing, sales, and business development efforts to support the company’s next phase of growth and expansion.

Avertium continues to experience solid growth since its inception in 2019. In 2020, Avertium earned LogRhythm’s Rising Star designation, AT&T’s AlienVault Partner of the year for the sixth time, Sophos 2020 Partner of the Year, MSSP Alert’s top 50 MSSPs, and was designated to Channel Future’s MSP 501.

Masino is charged with continuing the company’s upward trend by expanding alliances, incorporating new technology, and providing a new model of managed and consulting services in cybersecurity.

"Ben continues to raise the bar for Avertium through his proven track record in developing and leading high-performing, results-driven organizations,” said Jeff Schmidt, CEO of Avertium. “He has been instrumental in our growth in 2020, and the creation of the CRO role reflects the continued commitment to accelerating our ability to meet the needs of our customers and the larger cybersecurity services market. The alignment of our sales and marketing organization will enable us to drive further expansion and deliver even more value to our customers."

“Avertium’s Security as a Service approach focuses on the mid-large enterprise market,” said Ben Masino. “ We’re here to change up the playbook for security services organizations, offering a more customer-centric, vendor agnostic, and measurable methodology to our work. I’m excited to be a part of this disruptive force within the cybersecurity industry.”

Prior to his current role, Ben rose through the ranks and led sales teams for noteworthy companies like Spotinst, Alert Logic, Sungard Financial Systems (now part of FIS), and others, where he oversaw tremendous growth in both revenue and customer engagement year over year.

With a strong background in developing direct and indirect sales channel strategies, Masino has demonstrated success in building deep relationships with his customers, as well as growing enterprise and mid-market sales teams operating in the cybersecurity space.


Avertium brings enterprise-level security to mid-sized and larger organizations challenged by the cybersecurity talent shortage, rapidly evolving threat landscape, and budgetary constraints. The company’s acclaimed show-no-weakness approach to extended detection and response (XDR), governance and compliance, and strategic advisory services are redefining the managed security services category. From financial services and manufacturing to technology and healthcare, more than 2,500 companies rely on Avertium’s more rigorous, more relevant, and more responsive delivery of cybersecurity services. 

Backed by growth equity firm Sunstone Partners, Avertium operates CyberOps Centers of Excellence in Arizona and Tennessee. Avertium. Show No Weakness.®

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