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Executive Management Team Excited for Growth in Cybersecurity Industry

Bend, Ore: Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), the economic diversification arm of the Forest County Potawatomi, announced October 1st that local cybersecurity firm, Redhawk Network Security, would promote Vice President of Finance and Administration and long-time Redhawk employee, Kerri Fry, to the role of General Manager and Chief Administration Officer.

The move is the culmination of an acquisition that began in November of 2013. With the fulfillment of agreements made at that time, Redhawk co-founders, John Pelley and David Lindemann, have handed over the day-to-day operations to the new executive management team. “It's been an honor to work alongside John and Dave for the past 15 years,” praised Fry. “They set the standard for our high level of customer service and we look forward to continuing to serve our current and future clients in the same way. Our ability to promote from within is due in large part to their foresight and Redhawk’s commitment to staff development and training.” Emi Baxter, Director of Service Delivery, and James Holland, Director of Sales, round out the executive team, while Tyler Hardison, Senior Solutions Architect, and Kelly Bowen, New Business Development Manager, were also promoted to new positions.

“We at PBDC are excited about the direction Redhawk’s new leadership team will take the company,” stated PBDC CEO, Tom Devine. “I’m confident that Redhawk will continue to grow and be a top performer in our portfolio of companies, contributing to the successful diversification of the Forest County Potawatomi Community’s economy.”

Formerly Vice President of Finance and Administration, Kerri Fry has become General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Kerri will lead growth and business development initiatives, and continue to build on Redhawk’s legacy of customer service, security integration, and training.
Based in Seattle, James Holland moves from Senior Sales Manager to Director of Sales and Marketing, leveraging over 16 years in solution sales for information technology and information security organizations. The move allows Redhawk to more fully align security objectives with the business goals of its clients.
As Director of Service Delivery, Emi Baxter is responsible for managing day-to-day service delivery, technical development and project management of the Redhawk Operations Team. She brings 4 years of Information Technology and Project Management experience to the company with a strong technical background, including CCNA and CMNA certifications.
Tyler Hardison is now Senior Solutions Architect, bringing to his role 12 years in the finance industry, along with a wealth of technical experience in database design and administration, data mining and big data solutions. Tyler’s management experience is a key asset for working directly with clients to develop and design solutions best suited to their distinct environments. He has experience in Splunk, Nagios, Imperva, Palo Alto Networks, and many other software and hardware platforms, and holds a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification from (ISC)2. 
Kelly Bowen has been promoted to Business Development Manager because of her knack for customer service and satisfaction. She is actively involved in the technology community in the Austin, TX area, and is helping Redhawk to penetrate markets outside of the Pacific Northwest.

Published October 24, 2016
By: Aaron Fry