Paul and Heidi Dent have been married and working together for over 25 years. As a team, they understand working with businesses, small and large; adapting as an owner or executive to the rapidly changing digital environment. Understanding risk planning and technology design, development and implementation; each bring a different strength and together provide a well-rounded approach for your current business or next acquisition. If you have been watching the news or heard about various cyber attacks, data breaches, government and corporate survelliance tactics and are interested in taking action, please get in touch.
Experience a new approach to Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is more than risk exposure with technology – it is a complex interaction between people, processes, technology and leadership. Our firm works with you to help mitigate risk exposure pre- and post-acquisition. Whether looking to prepare for exit or a onboard a new acquisition, let us help with your due dilligence.
Integrating common sense approaches to ensure your new or prospective company is cyber-ready.
Surenomics works with the M&A community to secure system and network resources, identify processes, document opportunities and protect the confidentiality of customer, vendor, and employee information.
To clarify the complexities of cybersecurity into manageable tasks for mitigating risk.
Paul Dent, MS
Paul began his career at ADP where he managed and led the staffing and recruiting efforts for the ADP National Accounts Division. Paul comes from a family of early computing pioneers/entrepreneurs who founded Computer Power, the largest mortgage processing company in the world. He later founded Hirease, Inc., a very successful North Carolina based company that performs background screenings for clients in the hiring process.
Paul led the migration from an existing client server commercial software system to a full function, internally developed platform technology, which processes over 100,000 individual transactions a day, while handling all billings and CRM. This system was the catalyst for the growth of the company and had become a highly service based company that offered cutting edge technology. Paul was also instrumental in the acquisition and integration of several technology add-ons and licenses into the Hirease platform. During Paul’s leadership, his companies have been among the INC 500/5000 for 5 years in a row and recognized as the “Best Places To Work” in North Carolina.
Paul and Heidi sold the company in 2014. Paul continues to consult with organization’s assisting with their technology strategy and management. Paul sits on the Board of Directors for Welltality Health, where he served as an interim CEO. Paul received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Mercer University and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Utica College. When not traveling between the mountains and Pinehurst, North Carolina, Paul enjoys traveling, football, hiking and playing a little golf now and then.
Paul’s primary focus is advising individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners in cyber planning, strategic planning with technology and organizational processes.
Heidi L Dent, DBA, MS, MBA
Heidi’s professional background has focused on marketing, entrepreneurship, digital marketing technology, and HR in the business-to-business professional service sector over 25 years. She has worked with a variety of industries from the Fortune 50 to small business start-ups. Heidi has incorporated research to make data driven decisions for over 2 decades; using data for competitive intelligence, market opportunity and consumer market insights such as sentiment analysis, trends and strategic analysis.
A serial entrepreneur, she has been involved in start-ups, acquisitions, and successful exits, landed on the INC5000 list 5 years in a row, and was awarded the “Best Places To Work in NC.” Heidi was involved in several successful acquisitions that were integrated into her company’s product portfolio. She led the design and UX for her companies and clients including a proprietary internal operations application, multiple mobile applications, a multi-application web platform, eCommerce, communication, ATS and project management applications.
Heidi is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Western Carolina University. She also is a guest entrepreneurship lecturer at Hochschule Munchen University of Applied Sciences. Heidi holds a BA in English from Mercer University, an MBA from UNC Pembroke, a MS in Digital Marketing at Florida International University and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. Outside of academia, Heidi likes to travel, hike, read, and evaluate new technologies.
Heidi’s primary focus is advising individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers in ROI and development of marketing technology (martech) stack, cyber risk in behavior, as well as, capturing internal and online data to create actionable insights for organizations.
Surenomics is a cybersecurity consulting firm focused on working with private equity firms in mitigating risk in mergers and acquisition transactions.
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