Adaptiva's Jim Souders Named CEO of the Year by the 2019 CEO World Awards

Top Quote Under Souders' leadership, Adaptiva’s profitability has increased while revenue climbed; the company also achieved 23 consecutive quarters of profitability. End Quote
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) August 01, 2019 - Adaptiva, a leading, global provider of endpoint management and security solutions for enterprise customers, today announced that Jim Souders was named CEO of the Year in the Information Technology Software category of the 2019 CEO World Awards. This annual, global awards program celebrates the achievements of leaders and their management teams behind the year’s most outstanding initiatives. It seeks to recognize individuals and teams who set industry benchmarks for excellence.

    Under Souders’ leadership, Adaptiva’s profitability has increased 21.3% while revenue climbed 45.4%. The company also achieved 23 consecutive quarters of profitability. One of the key growth drivers has been Souders’ ability to secure and deepen partner relationships with companies such as VMware, Accenture, and DXC, among others. This powerful sales channel now accounts for almost half of Adaptiva’s revenue. It has also helped Adaptiva to extend its reach internationally.

    Additionally, during the past year, the number of new license sales increased substantially as the company added dozens of new customers across all major industry verticals and expanded its footprint within its current customer base. Adaptiva also demonstrated an outstanding capacity to retain existing customers in a highly competitive market, achieving a nearly 100% customer renewal rate over the course of Souders’ tenure. This year, the company received record customer approval ratings in an independent TechValidate survey of Adaptiva customers, revealing that 100% of surveyed Global 500 and Fortune 500 Adaptiva customers recommended Adaptiva. Customers worldwide gave Adaptiva an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and one out of 10 Adaptiva OneSite customers reported savings of $1 million or more.

    Under Souders’ leadership, Adaptiva also debuted a first-of-its-kind product, Evolve VM, which leverages Adaptiva’s industry-leading peer-to-peer technology to automatically detect and remediate thousands of vulnerabilities on a massive scale and at the fastest speeds possible. Evolve VM is a major achievement in vulnerability management, addressing issues instantly, enterprise-wide, so that they are resolved in seconds instead of days, weeks, or months.

    As a result of these accomplishments and more, the CEO World Awards program recognized Souders. The awards encompass the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world.

    “I am deeply honored to receive this award,” said Souders. “Adaptiva is a special company that stands out for its technology, vision, and level of service. Our extraordinary team has executed on all fronts, and it is a privilege to lead Adaptiva—as well as our customers and partners—into the future of endpoint management and secure content distribution.”

    Judges from a broad spectrum of global industry voices participated in this year’s CEO World Awards. Their average scores determined the 2019 award winners.

    To learn more about Adaptiva and its entire suite of solutions, please visit

    About Adaptiva
    Adaptiva is a leading, global provider of endpoint management and security solutions. The company’s products, including OneSite™ and Evolve VM™, empower enterprises to manage and secure endpoints at unparalleled speed and massive scale using the power of peer-to-peer technology. Adaptiva is self-funded, highly profitable, and growing at a rapid rate. Leading global Fortune 1000 organizations, including T-Mobile, Nokia, HSBC, Walgreens, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, use Adaptiva products to eliminate the need for a vast IT infrastructure and automate countless endpoint management and security tasks. Learn more at, and follow the company at LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

    OneSite and Evolve VM are trademarks of Adaptive Protocols, Inc. All other brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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