Defiance Ventures Announces That Technology Industry Veteran Joins Leadership Team as Chief Operating Officer

Defiance Ventures today announced that technology and banking industry veteran Micah Minarik has joined the company as COO. 

After a successful career in investment banking and capital markets Minarik started Kingsmen Software, an industry leader in application development and delivery.  “I watched what Micah did at Kingsmen, building an elite team of software developers through the years.  It was impressive to watch and I look forward to working with him to replicate that success at Defiance”, said John Espey, co-founder and CEO of Defiance.

Minarik will take primary responsibility for Defiance Digital, the consulting arm and fastest growing part of Defiance Venture’s portfolio.  He will also be responsible for growing the software delivery team and enterprise processes across the entire portfolio.

“I am excited to join this team.  When John and Tareq first approached me, I immediately saw the potential of what we can do for our customers, our portfolio companies and our teammates. I just knew I had to be a part of it.  The ability to offer our customers an array of products and services and our portfolio companies hardened capabilities that allow them to focus on their core businesses.  Finally offering our teammates the opportunity to work in diverse domains and with cutting edge technologies.” said Minarik.

“Micah has been responsible for so much innovation in the Charlotte ecosystem from startups to Enterprises and I look forward to working closely with him as we grow our portfolio and application development capabilities” said Kevin O’Dell, CTO of Defiance Ventures and co-founder of Defiance Digital.



About Defiance Ventures

Defiance Ventures is a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies. It combines capital and early stage investment expertise with real world capabilities spanning marketing, branding, sales, application development, and cloud architecture to help its portfolio of technology companies to disrupt their respective industries.