Jeff Engle has moved the headquarters of his cybersecurity software company to Nashville, which he will use as his springboard to double headcount in a year as revenue surges into nine-digit territory.
In an interview, Engle said he’s looking to grow the workforce at Conquest Cyber from 120 people to about 250 people within the next year. About 40% of that expanded workforce, or 100 employees, will be tied to the company’s new main office at 1 Music Circle South.
“It’s easy to stay motivated when in you’re in a cyberwar, trying to protect critical infrastructure,” said Engle, a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. What’s also motivating is the kind of growth Engle forecasts, as chairman and president of the company. Much of it stems from long-term contracts.
“We’ve averaged 300% growth year-over-year the last three years. We anticipate being about ten times our current size by 2025,” Engle said, declining to provide a precise dollar figure. “We’re seeing a fundamental change in demand. Most products are built for one thing and designed to be sold to security people. Our product is designed to help with executive decision-making around cybersecurity, because now the board and C-suite are bearing personal responsibility of whether their cybersecurity program is doing what it’s supposed to do.”