Rainmaker Growth Partners: A story of confluence and evolution

Back in 1999, I was hired by my friend, colleague and yes, mentor, John Ortbal, to bring to market what would be the first provider of (Security Information Management) SIM technology, e-Security, Inc. John served as VP of Marketing at the time, and the Naples, Fla.-based upstart would be my first client an independent PR pro in the cybersecurity industry. My practice, e-Rainmaker Public Relations, has since evolved and contributed…

Detecting the difference between signal and noise in today’s cybersecurity madhouse marketplace

A recent Network World video interview with Jeff Fagnan, Founder and General Partner, at venture capital firm Accomplice, highlighted the difficulty of what he called detecting the signal from the noise in cybersecurity these days. He cited walking the halls of the recent RSA show and seeing many vendors using the same language to communicate their offerings. “There’s too many security companies out there right now.” At Rainmaker Growth Partners,…