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Robert Herjavec Interview: CEO Explains Herjavec Group-Apax Partners Deal

When private equity firm Apax Partners recently acquired Herjavec Group, we reached out to the MSSP for more details about the deal. The result is this MSSP Alert video interview with CEO Robert Herjavec.

The conversation covers key trends in the MSSP and cybersecurity markets; how and why Herjavec Group and Apax Partners connected; key priorities for the MSSP; and Robert Herjavec's continued commitment to the cybersecurity business.

Here's the interview:

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The overall conversation covers:

  • 0:00 - Introductions
  • 0:18 - The cloud, work from home and cybersecurity: The storm was brewing even before COVID-19.
  • 1:31 - The COVID-19 pandemic, business and cybersecurity -- clues from Q1 and Q2 2020
  • 1:59 - The need to accelerate innovation
  • 2:22 - Starting the process to find a financial and business partner.
  • 3:21 - MSSPs, cybersecurity R&D and the need for capital.
  • 5:04 - Automation, simplicity and MDR: The trends in context.
  • 6:09 - Herjavec Group: Building the company and the brand.
  • 7:50 - Cost of customer acquisition, fast growth and context vs. pure-play MDR companies.
  • 10:50 - The entrepreneur's family journey: From immigrant to business builder.
  • 12:50 - Two truly important things that money can buy.
  • 14:10 - Back to the technology discussion: Herjavec Group's SOAR and Identity focus.
  • 17:01 - Herjavec Group's international focus: Hackers vs. cyber talent.
  • 18:48 - Robert's ongoing commitment as CEO of Herjavec Group.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.