FiveBy Solutions Announces FiveBy 2.0

With more than 10 years of success developing solutions for clients to combat software piracy and internet service fraud and abuse, FiveBy Solutions is excited to announce “FiveBy 2.0” – bringing deeper focus on our customers’ requirements, expansion of our core areas of expertise, and new leadership to help guide us in our mission to turn our clients’ business risks into opportunities.

FiveBy Expansion

Building on our current portfolio, FiveBy will continue to invest in providing expert consulting services in three established areas – Fraud and Abuse, Risk Intelligence and Sanctions, and Security and Disinformation. With a track record of supporting key players in the software and hardware industries, we will provide the expertise our clients need to turn business risks into opportunities.  Every day we hear of new incidents of fraud affecting companies, organizations, and individuals. The impact of these incidents risk more than disruption to business, they can also lead to missed opportunities. Using data driven insights, a unique point of view, and ample experience, FiveBy will provide timely, impactful solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Supporting this work, FiveBy has formalized its Service Delivery and Practice Management functions and will begin to invest more broadly in creating repeatable, adaptable solutions that allow our clients to stay ahead of the game. And as a company already known for our unique understanding of the risk intelligence landscape, FiveBy will continue to invest in our people, ensuring we can continue to bring clients a unique combination of technical and business skills.

Leadership Changes

After founding FiveBy Solutions in 2010 with a strongly held belief that software piracy could be reframed as a business and brand opportunity for our clients, Alex Kochis will step back from the day-to-day business to assume the role of President and Founder, working behind the scenes to guide FiveBy’s future success. Replacing Alex in the CEO role is David Lazar, a 6-year veteran of FiveBy, previously at Microsoft and Adobe in a variety of program, product, sales, and management roles. As CEO, David will be responsible for realizing FiveBy’s broader vision, with a specific focus on ensuring FiveBy stays ahead of the risk intelligence, fraud and abuse game to better support our clients.

Two additional leaders have also been announced – John Solheim,  assuming the role of Chief Commercial Officer, and Silvana Gross who becomes Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Commercial Officer, John Solheim, who comes to FiveBy with a deep operations, sales, and management background – will be responsible for client care, marketing, new business growth and for leading our focus on developing repeatable solutions. Silvana Gross, as Chief Operating Officer, will continue to manage FiveBy Operations, HR, and Finance as she has done admirably for the last 3 years at FiveBy.  Silvana and John will also lead two new teams, Service Delivery and Practice Management, supporting client success and the development of industry-leading best practices.

As a leader in providing risk intelligence solutions to high-tech companies since 2010, FiveBy is excited to embark on this broader journey. We look forward to continuing to provide expert consulting services to our current clients and establishing new and repeatable solutions for a broader market. For more information contact info@fiveby.com or visit www.fiveby.com.


FiveBy is a specialized risk intelligence services firm companies and organizations contact us when they see risks related to fraud, abuse, sanctions, money laundering, corporate governance, or security issues which could affect their reputation, their ability to support customers, their intellectual property, or their bottom line. FiveBy provides the insights needed to transform risks into opportunities. Our unique point of view brings together expertise spanning security, technology, data science, and operations and whether its responding to an ongoing incident or implementing preventive measures, we will work with you to implement solutions tailored to your business needs.

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