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Sotero Hires Sales and Business Development Execs to Scale

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Brian Hartpence and Kevin Keane

Brian Hartpence (L) and Kevin Keane (R). Images courtesy of Sotero

Data encryption provider Sotero named Brian Hartpence as its new VP of Sales and Kevin Keane as VP of Business Development.

As a part of the company’s leadership team, the two new executives will address two key growth areas. Hartpence will help the company scale Sotero’s enterprise sales efforts and be responsible for growing all direct and channel sales. Keane will help source potential tech partners that need a scalable security solution for their SaaS platforms.

"Brian and Kevin have extensive knowledge and experience scaling sales and partnership strategy for companies like Sotero, making them invaluable additions to our executive leadership team," Sotero Co-Founder Purandar Das said in a press release. "We are excited about the strategic vision and execution capabilities they bring, which will further accelerate Sotero's rapid growth."

Hartpence comes to Sotero from Thales, where he served as VP of North American Sales. He brings more than two decades of experience at growing tech organizations and stated, “I understand our industry challenges and recognize Sotero as being a next-gen innovator. Our goal is to offer our customers a simple, easy-to-use solution for protecting their data regardless of location or database format."

Keane, who has experience building partnerships at companies like IBM, Mastercard, and Nielsen, commented, “I'm joining a talented group of industry veterans that are addressing a key need in the growing data-driven economy. Bringing Sotero's security to our partners, as they look to offer their customers with the best security and privacy tools, which will enable growth as they rapidly scale their own platforms."

In July 2020, Sotero raised $5 million in a funding round led by Gutbrain Ventures, with Boston Seed Capital and PBJ Capital.

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