Invero and Difenda Partner for Seamless Cloud Solutions

Invero and Difenda Partner for Seamless Cloud Solutions

Invero and Difenda have announced a strategic partnership to provide end-to-end cloud and security services, exclusive to the Microsoft portfolio. 

“These days, security is all about consolidation – and that bleeds into the sales process as well. You can no longer turn to one business for implementation, another for customization and integration, and another for management. We are thrilled to be partnering with Invero to allow us to act as a one-stop shop for Microsoft Security solutions for clients that seek high-quality cloud solutions.” 

— Derek Nugent, Vice President Revenue, Difenda 

“Partnering with Difenda, who share our value in a Microsoft-focused approach is truly game-changing. Together, we have the opportunity for further integrations that can bring better outcomes for our customers. From Infrastructure & Application Modernization solutions, to optimizing the Data Estate, and implementing end-to-end Microsoft Security services, Invero and Difenda complement each other at every step of the customer journey.”

— Shawn Ambrose, Chief Revenue Officer, Invero Digital

Better Together 

Invero and Difenda are Microsoft Solutions Partners that have their own unique specializations. Invero is an expert in Azure Infrastructure, Application Innovation, and Data & AI, while Difenda is an expert in Security. Their goal is to leverage this new partnership to provide full end-to-end services to their clients, while powering this exclusively using Microsoft products.  

Martin Evers

“Finding a consultancy partnership solely dedicated to Microsoft solutions can be challenging, but Invero and Difenda’s expertise in this area makes them a formidable force in the field.  Their combined knowledge and skillset will make them a valuable asset to their clients.” 

Many cloud solutions firms form partnerships that are not exclusive to Microsoft products and run into challenges with system integration. A major value of working with Invero and Difenda is their commitment to Microsoft Services and Products and providing the best customer experience. Together, they have 15 unique Microsoft Commercial Marketplace offers that cover the end-to-end needs in the cloud environment. Invero and Difenda complement each other and form the two halves necessary to create a complete solution that leverages Microsoft Azure technologies. 

Niall Currid

“Effective cybersecurity is a crucial aspect of any comprehensive cloud strategy and should never be sacrificed.  By joining forces, Invero and Difenda seamlessly combine their strengths to provide unparalleled protection for their clients.” 

About Invero 

Invero is a Canadian Digital Innovation Company with 3 Microsoft Solutions Partner Designations that include Data & AI Azure, Infrastructure Azure, and Digital & App Innovation Azure in addition to 3 Microsoft Specializations. It helps forward-thinking companies Innovate, Scale and Lead. Since 2010, Invero has developed deep expertise in Azure Migration & Optimization, DevOps, Big Data, Digital Workspaces, AI & ML, IoT, and Managed Cloud Services. An award-winning company and Microsoft Solutions Partner, Invero has a track record of helping clients rapidly achieve the benefits of cloud solutions.

About Difenda 

Difenda is a privately held SecOps-as-a-Service company founded in 2008. It delivers 24/7/365 security operations backed by modernized PCI, SOC 2 Type II, and ISO 27001 certified Cyber Command Centers (C3). As a proud MISA Member and MXDR verified solutions provider with proven end-to-end managed and professional services, Difenda can scale with customers through their SecOps journey. Learn more about Difenda’s partnership program here.

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Megan Miller

Megan Miller’s energy and passion for learning flow into all aspects of her work. As the Growth Manager, North America, she brings a background in sciences which she has transitioned to the tech sector in her role at Difenda.

With a Bachelors of Science in Geology, Megan is a lifelong learner who is voracious about learning anything she can get her hands on about cybersecurity. Her positive energy has built a sales strategy with a focus on expanding in the United States while nurturing the Canadian presence. She is responsible for recruiting and training the sales team. Together with the company’s leadership, she creates the sales process and the company’s product strategy in order to better serve the customer base. This ensures that our customers have a highly trained and highly motivated team to help them every step of the way, Megan has completed Microsoft SC-900 training and working towards mastering Microsoft.

Whether at work or play, Megan is fully committed. She took her love of hockey all the way to the semi-professional level as a competitive hockey player. Megan loves all things sports including water skiing, scuba diving, cycling, and snowboarding. She also enjoys time with family and reading about alternative energy, innovation, and cybersecurity.

Natasha Phanor

As the Microsoft Partner Manager at Difenda, Natasha Phanor is responsible for driving growth within our Microsoft Partnership. With six years in the industry, she offers a fresh, energetic approach, and the ability to focus on our customer’s needs throughout the entire process. Natasha has the innate ability to foresee customer needs and solve problems before they arise, which creates a smooth road for each customer she encounters.

As the recipient of the Outstanding Services Partner of the Year Award in 2018, it is clear that Natasha responds quickly to customer needs, creates a platform for understanding a customer’s business requirements, and walks them through the process to ensure their complete satisfaction.

In her spare time, Natasha is as energetic and passionate as she is on the job. A self-proclaimed foodie-extraordinaire, she enjoys dinner parties, traveling, downhill skiing, hiking, biking, and reading. Natasha has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Dance, from Ryerson University.

Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton is the perfect combination of human empathy and technological prowess. In her role as People Services Manager, she takes care of our team members to support them in their daily work, as well as on their personal life paths. Happy employees make for happy customers, and Lisa excels in giving our employees the tools they need for success in order to become the best possible versions of themselves. Along with employee formation, she shines in the service delivery support domain to continuously improve the process. Her 24 years of experience in IT Operations and Service Management help her create quality and efficiency at Difenda.

Having attended the Information Systems Management certificate program at Ryerson University, and with various other certifications to her credit, Lisa is perceptive and innovative when it comes to information technology, but also sensitive to the needs of her human constituents. Responsible for achieving the first privately owned company HDI Support Center certification in Canada, she has also designed and implemented Service Management excellence programs and 24×7 IT Operations departments for multiple IT organizations, and has created corporate rewards and recognition programs to keep her employees engaged and motivated.

On the personal side, Lisa passionately supports the cause of breast cancer research, having lost her mother to the disease. She reads voraciously in her spare time, and enjoys the art of home renovation. The summer months also bring time on her boat and exploring new hiking trails.

Miranda McCurdy

Miranda McCurdy uses her myriad super powers in all aspects of her job and personal life. As the Marketing Director at Difenda, Miranda McCurdy brings over a decade of experience to the table, which includes expertise in all facets of operations, brand management, and content marketing, as well as a multitude of successful strategies for the ever-expanding digital world. She is an expert at simplifying the message the company is trying to send, filling in gaps in the information, and strengthening the content in order to create compelling narratives that strengthen the brand and developing programs that bring teams together.

With several Addy Awards issued by the American Advertising Federation Cleveland to her credit, and her never say die attitude, Miranda understands both the broader picture and the minute details that are needed to successfully market a product. With her abilities to harness both the talent needed to spread the message, as well as to create the message itself, she is an integral cog in the company’s ability to communicate with customers and other stakeholders.

When she is not building a brand, she shares her ability to fill the gaps in her community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, and the Charleston Food Bank. In her spare time, Miranda spends time with her family, enjoys fitness and health, paddle boarding, reading, and arts and crafts.

Juliana Zaremba

Connections are the name of the game for Juliana Zaremba. As Strategic Partnerships Director, she is responsible for Difenda’s channel partnerships and the development and ownership of the channel partner program. She is also responsible for the global Microsoft Partnership, including the creation of strategic plans with MSFT contacts that will facilitate the continued growth of the business and establish certification and training protocols in all security technologies. Her role is multifaceted, as she acquires partners, manages relationships with them, and develops strategies that will provide cutting edge security solutions to our customer base. Another integral aspect of her job is to facilitate growth.

With a Bachelor’s in Math from the University of Waterloo and 14 years of experience from her previous roles at Herjavec Group and CDW, her cutting edge focus and ability to develop long-lasting relationships and strategies provides world class security solutions to our customer base.

Juliana thrives on connections outside of work as well. She is a philanthropist and contributor with Women4Change based in Hamilton. This group of local women is passionate about supporting local causes, and she focuses her efforts around Women in STEM. She is also a member of Club Italia in Niagara Falls and supports their youth events throughout the year.

When not managing the Microsoft Global partnership, Juliana enjoys reading, often reading several books at once. Juliana enjoys exploring the Niagara Escarpment with her family, as well as sharing meals and experiences with her extended family. Juliana’s competitive nature has her always trying new things, like Whoop band challenges and Peloton.

Jeffry Jacob

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