Industry Vet Joins Optiv + ClearShark as President

Brian Strosser to Build on Optiv + ClearShark’s 20 Years of Success


Hanover, MD., October 18, 2021 – Optiv + ClearShark announced today that Brian Strosser has joined the company as President and will oversee the company’s operations in his new position.


Brian will succeed Martin Bentz, who has served as President since the company’s founding in 2001 and will transition to the role of Chairman of the Board. “Brian is a well-respected leader in the Public Sector market and will be a great leader for Optiv + ClearShark’s continued success,” said Martin Bentz.


Prior to joining Optiv + ClearShark, Brian served as DLT Solutions’ President and was an integral part of their growth to over $1 billion in sales and successful sale to Tech Data Corporation in 2019. The 30-year veteran has held leadership roles within the U.S. public sector businesses of NetApp, Sun Microsystems, World Wide Technology, and GTSI Corp.


Bentz noted that “Brian’s work with technology innovators, coupled with his experience in growing some of the most significant companies in the channel, will help Optiv + ClearShark accelerate their growth strategies.”


“I look forward to building on Optiv + ClearShark’s 20 years of success and working with this talented team to drive the next phase of the company’s growth strategy,” said Strosser.

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