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Structured Welcomes Security Director and Sr. Sales Exec to Chicago Office

Chicago Hires

Security Director Larry Edie and Senior Account Manager Randall Coffelt bring deep technical expertise and business operations experience to Midwest.

CHICAGO (May 30, 2017)—Structured is pleased to announce the addition of two distinguished IT professionals with extensive information security, network architecture and business operations experience to its Warrenville, IL, office. Security Director Larry Edie and Senior Account Manager Randall Coffelt will add the depth and breadth of knowledge and field experience necessary to enhance Structured’s expanding Midwest service offerings.

“Larry and Randall bring tremendous value to the Structured team and, most important, to the customers we serve,” said Structured President and CEO Ron Fowler. “These individuals possess talent, vast practical experience, and principled professionalism. We are honored they chose to join us.”

Edie, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Security, brings more than 20 years’ experience to the Structured team. Much of his career – including more than 10 years at Cisco Systems – focused on designing and deploying secure and stable security platforms for enterprise and service provider companies. Edie also has extensive experience developing and leading highly skilled, global teams of security engineers and consultants.

At Structured, Edie will be responsible for directing the company’s Midwest information security services and will solidify the team’s ability to recommend and deploy robust security products and platforms for customers in every industry vertical.

Coffelt also brings two decades of superior engineering and business background to Structured. A CISSP and a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Coffelt has built and managed global IT infrastructures – including those for local and wide area networks, data centers, wireless and VoIP. For 10 years, Coffelt supported mid-market and enterprise accounts as both a systems engineer and then a security account manager for Cisco Systems. Most recently, Coffelt honed his business acumen as chief operations officer for a Chicago-area technology and security services firm.

Due to Coffelt’s background in systems engineering, security sales, and business management he was a natural fit to build Structured’s account base and strengthen ties with existing clients. He brings a holistic perspective to the role that customers will find immensely beneficial.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to work directly with Larry and Randall,” said Structured Territory Director Chris Whalen. “For years, I witnessed the ascent of their respective careers and respect their impressive achievements. We are fortunate they chose to join the Structured family – they are the right people to take the company to the next level in this market.”


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