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By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA A little more than a year after first meeting the key executives at Sunstone Partners, a private equity firm, the owners of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. agreed to be acquired and combined with two other cybersecurity firms into a new entity
Knoxville-based Sword & Shield Enterprise Security has been acquired by Sunstone Partners, a growth equity firm that will combine the local cybersecurity firm with two other companies – Terra Verde of Phoenix and TruShield of Reston, VA. The consolidated organization will now operate under the Avertium brand, and John McNeely, Sword & Shield’s President
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security has announced that it is seeking partners for its upcoming “EDGE2017 Security Conference” set for October. As noted in this recent news release, this will be the Knoxville-based firm’s second national event under the EDGE banner. It will be held October 17 and 18 at the
Sword & Shield Security Enterprises, a local company profiled in this three-part series on teknovation.biz (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), has announced the opening of its Federal Division in the Washington, DC area.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third article in a three- part series spotlighting one of the Co-Founders of Knoxville’s well-kept secrets – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. “We have a global perspective across multiple sectors with thousands of
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second article in a three-part series spotlighting one of the Co-Founders of Knoxville’s well-kept secrets – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. The stereotype for a start-up is to begin operations in someone’s garage.
Erika Biddix knows what it is like to work from home without the meaningful interaction with other solepreneurs, and she’s decided to do something about it. The long-time event planner – her company is Biddix Meetings+Events – is opening a unique co-working boutique in West Knoxville that will only serve
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a two-part series that is focused on another technology company in the Oak Ridge-Knoxville region that experienced a successful transition in the past year.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA We were introduced to Oak Ridge-based Nanomechanics Inc. in 2012, soon
The last year has seen a significant amount of investment activity around Knoxville-based technology companies, not just those like Discovery’s acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive that captured so much attention. By our count, the region has seen seven major announcements in a little more than 12 months since the first
The good news for technology-based companies in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region just keeps getting better and better with another acquisition of a local start-up. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a leading global medical technology company based in New Jersey, announced yesterday that it has acquired Arkis Biosciences Inc., a privately-held company