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HiveWatch's Aaron Volkmann Promoted to VP of Engineering

Experienced engineering leader to lead product and software solutions development for the company


LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2024 – HiveWatch, a physical security software company reimagining how organizations keep their people and assets safe, announced today it has promoted Aaron Volkmann to VP of Engineering. This promotion follows the company’s growth over the last year, adding more features to the HiveWatch® Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) Operating System (OS) and adding the HiveWatch® Command Center to its product lineup. 


Volkmann has led the engineering organization since September 2023. Prior to joining HiveWatch in 2021 as Principal Engineer, he was at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, where he led a team of DevSecOps engineers and Scaled Agile change agents in various high-level projects. As part of the work he did, Volkmann assisted the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security agencies with modernizing their software development and acquisition practices through cloud-native tech stacks. 


“The HiveWatch engineering team is a diverse group coming from various industries and backgrounds. When varying talents and experiences come together the way we have here, magic happens. It’s a privilege and an honor to lead this exceptional team,” Volkmann said. 


With a diverse, 21-year background in product development, building, fielding, and sustaining software solutions for a wide variety of business domains, Volkmann will continue to build on the success of the HiveWatch engineering team as it adds to and streamlines the HiveWatch platform’s capabilities. He will also be responsible for expanding the company’s engineering team and oversee internal and external-facing technical communication on behalf of HiveWatch. 


“Aaron’s promotion is a testament to his vision, leadership, and relentless pursuit of improvement at HiveWatch,” said Ryan Schonfeld, Founder & CEO, HiveWatch. “Not only does he have the experience to lead this talented team of professionals, he’s also an innovative thinker, open to exploring new ideas and ways of challenging the status quo in the security industry.”




About HiveWatch

HiveWatch is an end-to-end Security Operations Management Platform to simplify and centralize disparate systems and solutions, reduce overwhelming noise, streamline operations, and empower security teams to make data-driven decisions. Built by experienced security professionals, HiveWatch was created to solve some of the industry's biggest challenges with features such as false alarm reduction, lack of security program data and analytics, emergency services communication (911), and device health monitoring. Without the need to “rip-and-replace” legacy hardware, HiveWatch solutions are quick to deploy and easy to scale. Learn more at www.hivewatch.com


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