DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to banks, credit unions and fintechs, today announced the addition of Mike Shah as chief financial officer. In this role, Shah will lead the planning, implementation and management of all finance initiatives for DefenseStorm, as well as work closely with the executive team to lead the company’s strategic financial vision.
Shah brings over 25 years of accounting and finance experience to this role, with his last 10 years focused on the financial technology software arena. Shah began his career as a certified public accountant for Deloitte’s financial services audit group. He then left accounting to pursue his passion for business and founded a successful office products company which he managed for 16 years. During his tenure as chief executive officer and chief financial officer, Shah was responsible for his company’s record growth and profitability. Most recently, Shah served as chief financial officer of Atlanta-based Apex HCM.
“With experience in the financial technology industry and a notable track record of successfully scaling high growth technology companies while executing operational and financial initiatives, Mike will be an invaluable resource to DefenseStorm as we continue to establish our market leadership and introduce innovative product offerings,” said Steve Soukup, chief executive officer of DefenseStorm. “Mike has the ideal mix of strategic and entrepreneurial perspective balanced with a strong accounting and finance foundation that fits DefenseStorm like a glove.”
“This is an exciting time to join DefenseStorm with its recent innovation and advancements in product and service capabilities that help deliver even greater value to our customers. I look forward to contributing at such a significant time in the company’s journey,” said Shah.
In his spare time, Shah and his family enjoy exploring the great city of Atlanta, particularly its vast music, performance and visual art venues.
DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance solutions specifically built for banking to achieve and maintain Cyber Safety & Soundness. The DefenseStorm GRID is the only co-managed, cloud-based and compliance-automated solution of its kind, operating as a technology system and as a service supported by experts in FI security and compliance. It watches everything on a bank or credit union’s network and matches it to defined policies for real time, complete and proactive cyber exposure readiness, keeping security teams smart and executives accountable. FFIEC CAT and ACET requirements are built-in and automated, as can be other frameworks and an FI’s own policies, to achieve Active Compliance. A Threat Ready Active Compliance (TRAC) Team augments a bank or credit union’s internal team to protect business continuity and skills availability while also ensuring cost-effective coverage and management. DefenseStorm is a NAFCU Services Preferred Partner for cloud-based cybersecurity. www.DefenseStorm.com