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Exostar Names Stuart Itkin Vice President of Product Management

Newest Addition to Executive Team Brings Track Record of Innovation, Thought Leadership, and Results-Driven Success at Cybersecurity, Supply Chain, and Software Businesses

Herndon, VA, November 14, 2018Exostar, the leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in aerospace and defense (A&D), life sciences, and healthcare, today announced that Stuart Itkin has joined the company as Vice President of Product Management.  He will oversee all of Exostar’s strategic and tactical product management and product marketing activities.

“I’ve admired Exostar for quite some time; the company plays a unique role in securing the A&D supply chain and enabling organizations in highly-regulated industries to collaborate securely, efficiently, and compliantly,” Itkin said.  “The ability for organizations to share and exchange sensitive, valuable information drives business velocity and operational efficiency.  Their ability to do so securely is threatened by increasingly sophisticated adversaries; their ability to do so compliantly complicated by mounting regulation.  I believe Exostar is uniquely positioned to bring innovative solutions to market that will assure businesses’ ability to achieve these imperatives.”

Itkin has led product strategy, development, and execution for cybersecurity, supply chain technology, and software businesses for more than twenty years, helping those companies deliver products and services that customers value.  Most recently, Itkin oversaw cybersecurity company SAIFE, bringing its software-defined perimeter solutions for the intelligence community and Department of Defense into commercial markets and playing a key role in its sale to a strategic buyer.  He also led product marketing at cybersecurity companies ThreatTrack Security and PivotPoint Risk Analytics. 

Earlier in his career, Itkin served as Managing Director/Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner), where he helped revamp the company’s go-to-market model to align with evolving customer needs.  As former Kronos CMO, Itkin led its transformation from products to solutions, helping drive over $200M of revenue growth and playing a key role in its acquisition by private equity.  Prior to Kronos, Itkin provided product leadership for several highly successful, high-growth supply chain software and technology companies, including Zebra Technologies, Symbol Technologies, and PSC, establishing those companies as leaders in their respective markets.  

“Stuart brings comprehensive and noteworthy technical, business, and leadership credentials to this position,” said Richard Addi, Exostar’s President and CEO.  “His insight and expertise will be essential as we evolve our portfolio organically and through acquisitions like Pirean to pursue and capture the tremendous market opportunities that lie before us.”

Itkin currently is a lead mentor at MACH37, an accelerator facilitating the next generation of cybersecurity product companies, and sits on the advisory boards of several early-stage cybersecurity businesses.  He holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Illinois, and is an ABD in applied statistics and quantitative methods.

About Exostar LLC

Exostar, a Gartner Cool Vendor, offers cloud-based solutions that help companies in highly-regulated industries mitigate risk and solve identity and access challenges.  Nearly 150,000 organizations leverage Exostar to help them collaborate securely, efficiently, and compliantly with their partners and suppliers.  By offering connect-once, single sign-on access, Exostar strengthens security, reduces expenditures, and raises productivity so customers can better meet contractual, regulatory, and time-to-market objectives.

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