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Steve Rivera is a cyber security, technology, sales, and business professional as well as being a seasoned speaker on many topics. He has more than 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry, 17 of which were spent specializing in information security design, development, and deployment. Steve has functioned in various roles from Sales Leader to Principle Consultant in numerous engagements with assignments encompassing corporate and program management, computer and network operations, and executive-level consulting.
Currently Steve leads the Americas Sales Organization for Trustwave overseeing US, LATAM, and Canada. His Regional VPs have teams that consist of extremely skilled security specialists who are adept at analyzing client security needs and creating solutions to mitigate their risks. Previously while at Verizon in 2015, Steve took responsibility of a demoralized and fractured Security Sales Organization with 20 sales specialists. As of July 2018, Steve has recruited and trained more than 22 new security sales members, along with two Regional Sales Directors to exceed quota in less than 90 days. In the process, Steve also built several new sales teams focused on addressing complex client solutions and acquiring new accounts. Steve has built these organizations by recruiting, hiring, training, and providing sales leadership coaching.
Steve’s areas of special interest include sustainable and resilient security operations, data security and privacy, and process specification, certification, and management. He has been a speaker at Healthcare, Energy/Utility & Financial Services conferences, and frequently is asked to address clients regarding security trends and data breach intelligence. He is also an expert at building high-performance sales teams, leadership development, coaching and mentoring toward business outcomes, designing multi-tiered security architectures in distributed environments with focuses on risk analysis, security consulting, project management, PCI compliance, GRC, and threat modeling.