Feenics appoints two new execs to address continued growth

Dec. 27, 2019
Organization adds Marketing Manager and Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Ottawa, Can., December 27, 2019—Feenics Inc., an award-winning provider of the Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Keep by Feenics™ cloud-hosted platform, has added two new team members to its Ottawa headquarters.

Yannis Souris has been appointed Marketing Manager and Chris Smith takes on the role of Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast, as the company continues to address its ongoing fast growth in the cloud-hosted access control market.

Souris is a seasoned marketing professional with 20 years of experience in digital marketing programs, brand management and e-Commerce platforms. His marketing, advertising and creative work has garnered Souris considerable recognition—earning more than 200 local, national and international awards. At Feenics, Souris will work closely with top management to continue to communicate the Feenics story of the efficiencies of a cloud-hosted platform—focusing on social media, media outreach and internal and external marketing programs. Prior to joining Feenics, Souris was Digital Marketing Director for Knowland Courses and Workshops in Ottawa.

New Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast, Chris Smith is a results-oriented professional with nearly a decade of experience managing a national territory, focusing on the implementation of effective strategies to increase sales and grow the customer base. Most recently he was Regional Sales Manager for Interlogix, where he managed and developed the dealer channel, attaining leading sales results. His other achievements include: 2018 Top Rising Talent Award; Employee of the Quarter Q1 2018; and Top 10% in sales quota achievement.

“As we continue to grow, adding important team members will assist in our critical initiatives and messaging,” said Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President of Feenics. “With these two hires, we bring new and exciting marketing expertise and deep sales experience to the Feenics organization.”

Feenics continues to fortify its position as an ACaaS market leader, recently certified as an International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2015 company. To address global growth, Feenics opened an office in the Middle East and since has added other management and sales team members to solidify its market expansion.

Feenics is the maker of Keep, a cloud-hosted platform that provides extreme scalability, unprecedented flexibility and advanced security in ACaaS applications. It integrates native visitor management and a RESTful API that allows systems installers simple integration of a wide array of complementary systems and open hardware devices, generating new revenue streams while creating a path for customers to lower their total cost of system ownership. Keep by Feenics gives users the choice of on-site servers or offsite cloud deployment, hosted by the public cloud Amazon Web Services. Keep significantly minimizes costs through simple, maintenance-free and automatic upgrades, patches, disaster recovery and back up.

About Feenics

Feenics, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is paving the way for the future of physical security with innovative cloud-based access control solutions developed by industry veterans. We make it possible for organizations to systemically secure buildings, doors and assets with Keep by Feenics, an access control as a service (ACaaS) platform built specifically for and hosted in the public cloud.

The powerful UI is accessible via an evergreen Windows desktop app, web client and mobile apps.  Using open field hardware by Mercury, Feenics works with industry leading video, intrusion and wireless lock manufacturers and delivers these robust solutions through its integration channel partners around the world. 

Cyber-readiness is critical, and Feenics accomplishes this through TLS 1.2 encryption, eliminating inbound ports at client sites, use of multi-factor authentication, third-party security testing (Veracode) and no default passwords.  Keep reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating traditional on-site servers, while providing high availability, redundancy and a full disaster recovering environment.  Built for the SMB to Enterprise client, with its multi-tenancy capability, while using Amazon Web Services’ availability zones and horizontal scalability.  For more information, visit www.feenics.com.