About Us

Who is Optiv + ClearShark?

Optiv + ClearShark is a cybersecurity and IT solutions provider with over 20 years of experience focused exclusively on securing and modernizing the U.S. federal government agency’s data and infrastructure to better support their missions.


Establishing ClearShark

In 2001, Martin Bentz & Kefton Schermerhorn established ClearShark and began providing storage and architecture expertise to commercial projects, while establishing a solid service presence within the Intelligence Community (IC). Within a couple of years, additional storage engineers had been hired, and the Department of Defense became the sole focus for ClearSharks consulting services. By 2005, strategic vendors such as NetApp, VMware, and Microsoft were in place, and ClearShark created a reseller business unit, providing custom business solutions to the IC.


Tech World Growth

Throughout the past several years, Optiv + ClearShark has increased its footprint in the technological world, experiencing consistent and strong growth in providing cutting-edge solutions for our government customers and working closely with and partnering with industry leaders in storage, networking, virtualization, and cybersecurity.


Today’s Endeavor

Today, Optiv + ClearShark’s technical and sales consultants continue to work with top vendors in the industry. We provide expertise to deliver the best overall storage, systems, network, and security solutions to the IC and beyond. We explore all possible options, and then recommend the ideal combination of products and services. Our flexible and collaborative process delivers customized, integrated, and managed solutions that exceed your mission and goals and enable us to maximize your IT investments.