The SecuSolutions Company Story
SecuSolutions, is a leading edge Cyber Security company that provides specialized security products and services for small, medium, and enterprise level organizations around the globe.
We help our customers to embrace security and not to be intimidated by it. We remove the veil of mystery that covers the security industry to make cyber security solutions for business simple and cost effective.
Our Story, Against the Odds
SecuSolutions’ foundation was built in Tokyo Japan in 2000 when a small two-person IT security consulting company was formed. This small company was created by our CEO Mr. Jim Kootnekoff, and his partner Mr. Masahiro Satoyoshi.
Facing many cultural barriers and fierce regional business competition in a relatively new industry called “network security”, Kootnekoff and Satoyoshi pushed ahead determined to become the best security company in Tokyo.
In seven short years, Kootnekoff and Satoyoshi grew their team to 44 people, and $7 million in annual revenue.
From there, they developed one of the very first server hardening tools named COREsecure, that was rebranded for IBM Japan and named “xSecurIT”. The software was bundled and sold with IBM Japans x-series server line, which notably, was a first of its kind in IBM Japan’s history.
The two partners and their team then developed one of the first automated vulnerability scanning software services in existence which has been used by Nintendo Japan, Canon IT Solutions, Mizuno Sports, Shimano and LG Electronics IT support division to name just a few.
In addition, both Mr. Kootnekoff and Mr. Satoyoshi, later hosted the first “blackhat” security convention in Tokyo called Pacsec Japan and Tokyo InterSec.
As a result of their team, dedication, and level of service, the two partners grew their cyber security IT company to become the number two ranked IT Security Company in Tokyo.
A Letter from our Founder
I believe that great companies are built by great people and great organizations are only as good as its foundation. At SecuSolutions we continuously strive to improve on what we have built. Our goal is to offer the best service, the best solutions and the best value possible.
I also believe that merely having a good product or a good service is not enough. One of the strongest motivating factors when buying a service or product comes from within. It comes from the feeling you get when you talk to a representative that truly cares and understands your needs. It comes from the way you are treated and cared for. At SecuSolutions, our aim is to fulfill our customer’s needs, not just by our words, but by our actions.
I have conducted business in one of the world’s most demanding environments for over 16 years and as a result maintain a high-level standard for quality and superior service.
My ongoing commitment to you our customer, is to personally ensure that you are satisfied with every aspect of dealing with SecuSolutions Ltd. If for some reason you’re not, please contact me and I will make it right.
Meet the SecuSolutions Executive Team
President and Founder
Mr. Kootnekoff has more than 16 years of experience in the cyber security industry. His early work won recognition and set precedence in Japan’s IT industry as the number two ranked IT security firm in Tokyo. In 2003, in collaboration with IBM Japan, Jim developed the first major security software bundle project in the history of IBM Japan. In 2004/2005 he co-founded the first security conferences in Japan called PacSec and Tokyo InterSec. Jim is now a leading cyber security expert and continues to develop leading-edge cyber security products for businesses around the globe
Chief Operating Officer – Canadian Operations
George Rafael is a Management Consultant and Business Information Systems professional who’s career and experience spans over 45 years. During this time, he has held numerous professional portfolios from deep technology, the application of I.T. to business, and providing professional advice to many industries, utilities and the public sector. The last twenty-five years were focused in the delivery of professional services and seventeen has been as a senior consulting practitioner in Alberta. George graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Computer Science (Honors.) and has has held numerous portfolios, including: Client Partner for SAP Canada’s Western Region, Manager Implementations for FinTech Services Limited and was responsible for all implementation teams, Business Development Manager for IBM Global Services, Manager, Coopers & Lybrand (PWC) Consulting Practice and President & Senior Principal of Gilmore & Associates.
Chris Maggio, Jr
Chief Operating Officer – United States Operations
Mr. Maggio is the founder of The Software Development and Testing Company and is a former officer in the United States Army and Bronze Star recipient for Military service in Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. His career boasts more than 24 years of sales and management experience in the technology industry with specific emphasis in software, managed services, and professional services to clients both in public and private sectors. He also maintains a highly regarded reputation as a subject matter expert in operational disaster planning, implementation, and recovery. Mr. Maggio is a frequent speaker at Technology Conferences worldwide.
Director of Business Development
Tayo Kim is an experienced Investment Banker and Technology Entrepreneur. He brings over 25 years of experience in finance and capital markets including experience with numerous start ups, financing, mergers, acquisitions and strategic development opportunities. Mr. Kim was Director of a number of publicly traded companies where he successfully coordinated several founding rounds as well as being involved in corporate development activities. Mr. Kim was previously Founder, CEO and Director of a multi-million dollar public IT Security company which he grew from inception to over $50M in market value in less than 3 years. He has held numerous executive positions and operational positions with particular emphasis on business development, investor relations and finance in public and private companies in the US and Canada. He recently ran his own Investment Banking boutique and has consulted with several public and private companies. Mr. Kim’s roots are in the financial industry as a former successful Financial Adviser with Midland Walwyn, CIBC Wood Gundy and as a mid-market Corporate Banker with CIBC.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Khan has more than 15 years of experience in developing secure automated hardware and software technologies. He’s led multidisciplinary research and development teams of various sizes that have been responsible for the development of a number of bleeding edge technological solutions. During his tenure with leading service providers, he has managed, monitored, and secured large networks, as well as designed and developed solutions to automate common administration tasks. In 2005 he led a software team that researched, designed and developed a fully autonomous aerial drone platform. In 2012, he developed one-of-a-kind biometric technology enabling the creation of secure collaborative multi-touch surfaces; and in 2017 he single-handily conceptualized a solution to identify and audit insecure out-of-band wireless IoT devices. Mr. Khan’s passion for innovating and inventing new technology continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible from the chip to the cloud.