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OnDefend Named One of World’s Fastest-Growing Gator Businesses in 2024

April 26, 2024

OnDefend named the 37th fastest growing Gator business globally in 2024 by the University of Florida Alumni Association’s prestigious Gator100 program.

This recognition celebrates the achievements of alumni-led businesses worldwide and underscores the significant contributions of Gators in various industries.

Gator Leadership Driving Growth

Our remarkable journey of growth and innovation is in part due to OnDefend Co-Founder & CEO, Chris Freedman, a proud alumnus of the University of Florida with a BS degree from the class of 2001. Under Chris’s visionary leadership in partnership with co-founders Ben Finke & Billy Steeghs, OnDefend has surged forward in the highly competitive IT services industry, continuously expanding our reach and enhancing our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

About the Gator100

The Gator100 program annually acknowledges and honors the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses around the world. The selection criteria focus on sustained growth over a three-year period, making this recognition a testament to persistent excellence and performance.

Our Industry Impact

Operating from Jacksonville, FL, our focus has been on pioneering solutions that address complex challenges in cybersecurity. Our approach has not only fueled our growth but also positioned us as leaders within the tech community, propelling our company to the forefront of innovation.

A Word from Our CEO, Chris Freedman

“I am immensely proud of our team’s hard work and dedication. Being recognized as the 37th fastest growing Gator business is not just a reflection of our company’s success but also a testament to the robust foundation provided by the University of Florida. This honor reinforces our commitment to strive for excellence and to continue pushing the boundaries in securing our world against threats.”

This announcement is a proud moment for everyone associated with our company, and we look forward to building on this success with continued passion and perseverance.


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