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Sonya Z. Meline Joins Blue Team Alpha as Vice President of Business Development

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St. Paul, Minn.  – Meline is a veteran of the U.S. Navy J.A.G. Corps and has 18 years of executive leadership experience. She was the Chief Information Officer for a national technology advisory firm with more than 3,500 clients around the world. Meline has a proven track record of launching startups to profitability and increasing revenue for national managed service providers. Her successes include improving operational efficiency and implementing new channel business models, resulting in annual recurring revenue increases of millions of dollars year-over-year. 

Prior to joining Blue Team Alpha, Meline was the Chief Information Officer at Technology Source, where she brought the 20-year-old technology solutions distributor into the age of digital transformation. She united them with top healthcare and compliance-focused cybersecurity, I.O.T., infrastructure, and SaaS strategies and partners, resulting in direct channel agreements with over 100 technology providers, including Blue Team Alpha. 

At Blue Team Alpha, Meline will be responsible for leading business development efforts and expanding the company’s client base. She will work closely with the company’s team of Certified Incident Handlers, Penetration Testers, and Security Professionals. The company is led by former Chief Security Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Compliance Officers, former and current Information System & Intelligence Military Personnel and Analysts, allowing them to provide industry-leading cybersecurity solutions to clients. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Sonya Meline to the Blue Team Alpha team,” said Joe Kingland, CEO. of Blue Team Alpha and veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. “Her extensive experience and track record of success in the cybersecurity industry make her the ideal candidate to lead our business development efforts. We are confident that she will help us achieve our growth objectives and strengthen our position as a leading cybersecurity provider with a mission to defend America in cyberspace.” 

“Throughout her career, Sonya Meline has been recognized for her leadership and contributions to the technology industry.” Said Shawn Whiteside, President of Blue Team Alpha and veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as commanding officer in homeland security and co-authored the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Strategy. “She fits right in with our winning team.” 

“I am proud to join this elite team of what I call ‘cybersecurity first responders.’ The compassion they have is unparalleled. Being caught in a cyberattack ranks right up there with what could be one of the worst days of a person’s life. The speed at which Blue Team Alpha restores an organization is the fastest I have ever encountered. It is an honor to join Blue Team Alpha and to be a part of this force for good in this world,” said Meline. “And applying what Blue Team Alpha knows to prevent attacks on American businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations is a truly noble cause that I’m thrilled to join forces on.” 

Meline has been published in Channel Futures Magazine, has led her organizations to be named “Best Places to Work in the Nation” by Best and Brightest, and has received numerous awards for her work in I.T. leadership. Meline is an active member of the Alliance of Channel Women, where she also served as a mentor to fellow channel professionals. Furthermore, she frequently shares her expertise as a speaker at various channel, tech, and cybersecurity conferences and events. In recognition of her outstanding service, she has also received the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Learn more about Sonya and her background.

About Blue Team Alpha

Blue Team Alpha is a veteran-owned, comprehensive cybersecurity force on a mission to defend America in cyberspace. It offers offensive, advisory, technical and incident response services with unparalleled experience in incident response and management. With decades of experience handling breach investigations across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors, Blue Team Alpha has amassed the highest caliber talent in the cybersecurity industry. Over 65% of their experts are former nation-state-level employees from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other government organizations where they learned from the world’s best cyber command. 


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