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Ostrich Cyber-Risk Welcomes Cybersecurity Industry Veteran Charlie Barker as Senior Vice President of Sales | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


Award-Winning Cybersecurity Sales and Marketing Leader and Former National Sales Manager
at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Brings Risk Expertise to Ostrich Cyber-Risk

Ostrich Cyber-Risk™, the unified cyber risk management company, today announced that Charlie Barker has joined the Executive Leadership Team as Senior Vice President of Sales. Barker joins Ostrich Cyber-Risk most recently from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, with prior positions held at Fortinet and AT&T. 

Barker is a cybersecurity sales veteran, having spent the past four years at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where he led a national sales team selling Verizon’s managed security solutions and their portfolio of cyber security professional services. As the National Cyber Security Sales Manager, Barker achieved over 200 percent of quota, and was named the top sales leader in all of the Verizon Advanced Solutions organization.  

Prior to Verizon, Barker held sales roles at Fortinet, a provider of enterprise-level next-generation firewalls and network security solutions, and at AT&T telecommunications company. 

While at AT&T, Barker was first appointed sales manager, where he was named ‘Sales Manager of the Year’, and was selected as one of 50 out of 50,000 applicants to participate in the exclusive Accelerated Development Program.  

During the Accelerated Development Program, he was promoted to Director of Cybersecurity Marketing, a position he held for five years. During this role, Barker won multiple awards and created the AT&T Cybersecurity Insights™ Report, where he was a recognized as a valued thought leadership contributor.  

Charlie is an outstanding addition to our Ostrich Cyber-Risk team, as he brings a deep understanding of risk methodologies, and what it takes to deliver client success,” said Greg Spicer, Co-Founder, and CRO of Ostrich Cyber-Risk. “As we continue our rapid growth and continue to offer more cyber risk management services, Charlie’s cybersecurity expertise and his strong background in building top performing sales teams will accelerate Ostrich Cyber-Risk’s growth quickly. We are thrilled to have him onboard!

— Greg Spicer, Co-Founder and CRO

At Ostrich Cyber-Risk, Barker will be responsible for client acquisition, expanding the national sales team, enhancing the lead generation and prospect engagement approach, and collaborating with the Executive Leadership Team to develop and execute short- and long-term business strategy. 

Charlie Baker, Senior Vice President of Sales

“Having been in Cybersecurity Sales and Marketing the past decade, I have learned from security leaders and customers that the number one priority is helping leadership understand risk in dollars and cents,” said Barker. “Everyone knows they are at risk, but quantifying that risk is crucial, particularly to obtain budget to build out the security posture, and then minimize the expense due to a breach. Quantifying the risk will help prevent them from making massive investments after it’s too late.”

When not working, Barker is an avid sports fan who enjoys spending time with family, and their two family dogs, Lilly & Bentley. 

To learn more about the Birdseye™ cyber risk management SaaS solution, visit our Product Section.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Announcements – Ostrich Cyber-Risk authored by JoLynn Blatz-Fowlkes. Read the original post at: https://www.ostrichcyber-risk.com/announcements/charliebarker

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