Chief Executive Officer
As Avertium’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff brings over three decades of success and expertise in building and elevating teams within innovative technology and cybersecurity companies, enabling them to make a mark in highly competitive, global markets.
With a strong commitment to transform Avertium and better our clients’ experiences, Jeff drives the vision and transformation for our organization - developing and executing the company’s growth strategy while ensuring alignment with employee, client, and shareholder values.
Prior to joining Avertium, Jeff led prominent companies at the forefront of technology such as SQS North America, BT Assure, Paramount Pictures, InCode Telecom Group, International Network Services, and many more, where he drove rapid growth while steering the business through significant changes.
Beyond results, Jeff’s professional background combined with his “people first” approach to leadership has enabled him to bring the Avertium team through multiple acquisitions without compromising morale. His skill set lays a foundation for a stronger, more inspired, and more united Avertium team.
As Avertium's Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Masino brings more than 14 years of progressive experience in business, marketing, and sales leadership to our high-growth organization.
With a strong background in developing direct and indirect sales channel strategies, Ben has demonstrated success growing enterprise and mid-market sales teams operating in the cybersecurity, cloud, SaaS, and professional services space.
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.
As a seasoned business and cybersecurity professional, Steven Marandola leads Avertium's Services Delivery team. With more than 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity and professional services sectors, Steven is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Avertium’s services portfolio, ensuring that we deliver a more rigorous, more relevant, and more responsive cybersecurity posture to each of the clients in which we serve. a
Steven’s commitment to customer satisfaction and operational excellence is evident in the way that he approaches his role. By leveraging insights from Avertium’s team of subject matter experts, his collaborative leadership style empowers the company's team to deliver top-notch cybersecurity services to our clients.
Prior to his current role, Steven had a proven track record of driving revenue and customer satisfaction growth while in a wide range of executive roles in a variety of capacities: from service delivery to portfolio development, to engineering, as well as to general partner and sales leadership.
Certification: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
As Avertium's Senior Vice President of Security and Compliance, Paul Caiazzo leads Avertium’s internal security and compliance initiatives, working to reduce risk for both Avertium and our clients.
Most recently, Paul was the co-founder and CEO of TruShield Security Solutions. With TruShield performing at tremendous strides, it earned a reputation for being one of the fastest-growing companies in the cybersecurity industry, which led to its acquisition by Sunstone Partners to forge what is now Avertium.
With over two decades of industry-leading experience, Paul credits his extensive background in the Federal Government and financial sectors to having first-hand knowledge of not only how crippling cybersecurity issues can be, but also the perspective that good security supports achieving high initiatives.
On top of his day-to-day priorities, Paul also serves as the cybersecurity advisor to the Science and Technology Policy Center for Development where he utilizes his expertise to help the nonprofit organization achieve their goal of advancing ICT in developing countries.
Certifications: Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
As Avertium’s Chief Financial Officer, Greg Breetz has more than three decades of executive leadership experience in accounting and finance, as well as customer service, regulatory and legal, human resources, and strategy.
With his unique background that blends operational acumen with the agility of an entrepreneur, Greg has built an astounding reputation for developing world-class teams, aligning financial and business metrics to drive performance without compromising customer-centricity or company culture.
Greg is a strong believer that a business’ financial numbers tell a story, and that the numbers must be accurate to tell the story of a good business. Prior to joining Avertium’s team, he held leading executive roles such as the interim CFO at NetSPI, CFO at Dolphin Equity Partners, and regional CFO at Nextlink.
As chief technology officer, Scott Hrastar leads the advancement of Avertium's technology and service delivery platforms, driving new innovation and continuous evolution across Avertium's IP. Ultimately, Scott creates value that supports our teams and the mission to make our customer’s world a safer place.
Also as an accomplished innovator, Scott has authored 32 patents. As CTO and co-founder of AirDefense, he led the development of the world’s first wireless intrusion detection and protection solution and helped grow a business that reached more than half of the Fortune 100. In recognition of this innovation, InfoWorld selected Scott as one of the world’s top 25 CTOs in 2005. He has operated over the past 7 years as part of Mosley Ventures where he operated in strategic investments as CTO helping out with automation, security, AI, and ML, and most importantly, helping tie to the customer story and sales journey.
Scott holds a B.S.E.E. degree from “THE Ohio State University”, where he graduated as a Presidential Honor Scholar, with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
As Avertium’s Talent Services Leader, Bart Erwin brings 35 years of experience growing and retaining high tech and professional services firm teams.
Operating at the intersection of where the needs of the business meet the needs of the team members, Bart’s responsibility for all strategy and execution of human resources programs and functions at Avertium is what makes it a great place to work. With a strong background in human resources, talent acquisition, and customer success, Bart has proven time and time again that he is relentless in his pursuit of driving a mission-driven, values-oriented organizational culture.
Bart’s experiences include serving as chief people officer at Expleo (formerly SQS), director of talent acquisition at Rosetta, and vice president of human resources at BT (formerly INS) Professional Services.
Certification: Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Use Case: For senior-level human resources practitioners
A career in cybersecurity means digging deeper into the complexities of a workspace to find where the real vulnerabilities lie. It’s checking all the boxes, but then asking the tough questions no one else dared to ask. It’s making sure that every password, every smart bulb, and every IP address is a stronghold – not a weak spot. It’s not only about fixing breaches – it’s making sure they don’t happen in the first place.
That’s what makes everyone at Avertium the strongest element.
Be a part of something bigger.
When tackling our customer’s most complex security challenges, Avertium operates as a unit. We rise, inspire, and achieve as a team.
Adapt + evolve your skillset.
In cybersecurity, change waits for no one. The Avertium team meets these challenges head-on with a mindset that’s oriented toward continuous learning.
Take your career to the next level.
Avertium is changing the game of cybersecurity, and so our company is constantly iterating, constantly adapting, and constantly evolving. We are growing, and so can you.