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BPS Introduction

Business Partner Solutions, Inc. (BPS) is a woman-owned and operated business which is recognized as a leader and trusted advisor for commercial and federal government agencies. With 15 years of experience, BPS is a national firm focused on providing solutions to the most complex security challenges that face Fortune 500, mid to large-size corporations, and government agencies assessing their risk, improving their compliance, and overall security protection of their infrastructure.

How? BPS represents the leading-edge and proven IT security firms who do more security at lower costs. With our own professional services team, we are able to solve the problems based on over 80 years of combined cybersecurity experience on the management team. BPS works as your organization’s advocate. We guide you through our products’ capabilities, identify technical options, and negotiate on your behalf. Our goal is to empower enterprises to achieve a business enabled with defense-in-depth security posture, manage corporate risk, and attain proactive detection and prevention of security threats.

While leveraging our ability to listen, understanding, and implementing solutions to our client’s security problems, we with a group of talented security vendors, which allows us to bring you a multitude of solutions to your largest security problems. BPS stays informed on the latest IT security industry knowledge, including the development of new attacks and the new security processes required to fight them. We have the scope necessary to provide the solutions you need, and the support to make your goals a reality. We look beyond the obvious to find innovative ways of solving existing and future challenges.

BPS focuses on working with companies that need to meet multiple compliance and regulatory mandates such as GLBA, HIPAA, International Data Protection Laws, IFRS, PCI, SOX, and PII Data Protection Laws in 50 States. We understand the effect and impact of implementing technical solutions and we create a repeatable process to drive profitability, stability, and reputation. We also recognize the need for having a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders, team members and guests.

Finally, BPS specializes in providing solutions around Data Compliance Regulations (GDPR, CCPA, PCI DSS, HIPAA, FISMA, etc.), Identity Access Management, DLP, Endpoint Security, Cloud Security, CASB, Data Classification, BYOD, Security Awareness Training, E-Discovery,
Oracle/SAP ERP Protection, Application Security, Vulnerability Management, Hybrid Cloud Security, and Network Security Mapping gap analysis which includes Application Security, Secure Development (SDLC process), security and compliance remediation, and identifying
where processes and controls can be streamlined as well as security trained project management.

Our Team

Katherine Bluma

Founder & CEO

Katherine Bluma is the founder of Business Partner Solutions, an organization focused on solving difficult security and compliance problems by delivering world-class solutions. Katherine has demonstrated leadership roles in IT for public, private, non-profit, and government organizations. Katherine’s involvement throughout the organization is reflected by her being placed on retainer as a subject matter expert, sought out for different board positions, and part of early stage development for emerging technology organizations. The most valuable asset is her ability to think outside the box and correctly evaluate the demands of the ever-changing market.

With over 20 plus years in building leading edge security products and services, Allan Thompson is the Chief Revenue Officer and Trusted Advisor for Business Partner Solutions, Inc., a women- owned and operated Federal Small Business. Business Partner Solutions, Inc. was formed with the purpose of bringing together our clients with Best-in-Class cybersecurity solutions for enterprise and federal customers. Throughout Allan’s career, he has been an executive sales leader building and driving global sales, business development and channel sales teams representing next-generation security solutions firms for global enterprise and federal customers. At Trend Micro, he joined them with less than $20M in revenue driving them to $500M in revenue over four years of growth resulting in their 1999 IPO and over $7B market cap today. In addition to Trend Micro, Allan was very instrumental with two key acquisitions by McAfee with the purchase of IntruVert Networks for $100M, a pioneer and leader of Intrusion Prevention Systems, and Reconnex, a leader of Network Data Loss Prevention for $65M. Both of these acquired solutions have generated over $2B in revenue for McAfee since 2003 and 2008. Most recently, Allan was instrumental in the sale of Zenedge by Oracle, a leading Software As A Service provider for WAF, BOTNETS, and DDoS. The key to Allan’s success has been the focus of embracing global channel partners to extend his sales team and reach to his customers. This strategy was awarded in 2012 by CRN magazine as a Channel Chief Award Recipient. Allan received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California in 1989.

Allan Thompson

Chief Revenue Officer & Trusted Advisor

Joe Marino

SVP Federal Sector Sales &
Trusted Advisor

Joe Marino is the Senior Vice President and Trusted Advisor for the Federal Sector of Business Partner Solutions, Inc., a woman-owned and operated Federal Small Business. Over 25+ years, Joe has achieved success in the Federal DoD, Civilian and Intel space as a Sales Director, Vice President and General Manager across both small 8a and large Fortune 500 information technology companies like NCR, Sybase, Vignette, SAIC, and Lexmark. Joe has experience is delivering cutting edge solutions across a multitude of Information and security technologies including; Client/Server, data warehouse, Databases, networks/routers, Business Intelligence, Web portal and content mgmt.; Cyber Security and SaaS-based solutions; and managing GSA, 508, FIPS, FISMA fedRAMP government contracts and certifications. In Joe’s most recent 3-year position as Federal Sales Director for Cellebrite, a mobile data extraction and analysis company, Joe was the top Sales Director in the company in his first year with over $10M in sales with key federal Dept. of Justice agencies like FBI, DEA, ATF, US Marshals Service and also Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada. In his last year at Cellebrite Joe directed and completed two major multi-year contract awards from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); a 5-year $10 M BPA with partner Carahsoft for all Cellebrite cyber security products and 5-year $7M direct training contract for all Cellebrite products. Over his 3 years with Cellebrite Joe delivered over $25M is sales and new business accounts and helped double Federal Sector annual sales and increase footprint across many federal agencies. Joe attributes his success to focusing on the customers’ needs and requirements and delivering the right solutions and services directly and thru key technology channel partners and distributors.

Our Diversity Certifications

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Business Partner Solutions, founded in 2005, is certified by Women Owned and Operated Federal Small Business Enterprise, California Public Utilities Commission, and Women Owned Small Business.