Press Release: Firestorm Announces Acquisition by KeyStone Solutions
ROSWELL, GA February 21, 2017 – In November of 2005, Harry Rhulen, Suzy Loughlin and Jim Satterfield founded Firestorm®. Led by their shared vision that every crisis is a human crisis, Firestorm became recognized as America’s Crisis Coach®. Based on their hands-on crisis experience, Firestorm developed the proprietary Predict.Plan.Perform.® methodology to significantly improve crisis outcomes for all clients.
Building on this success, Firestorm is pleased to announce their acquisition by Keystone Solutions. KeyStone Solutions provides support to organizations that do business with governments.
For more than 30 years, KeyStone subsidiaries have helped Fortune 500 companies and small businesses succeed in the federal market. Through strategic acquisitions, the Keystone mission is to be the preeminent source of products and services that provide end-to-end solutions for government contractors.
“KeyStone Solutions makes strategic acquisitions of professional services companies that provide support to the government contracting industry. Our acquisition strategy is to buy profitable, well run businesses that provide a wide range of complementary services. Firestorm is a key to this strategy.” Said Robert A. Berman, KeyStone Solutions CEO.
For the past 11+ years, Firestorm has assisted thousands of clients to transform crisis into value. Firestorm clients range from some of the world’s largest global companies to main street businesses, public and private schools, across all industry sectors. From the first Firestorm public company client, to the shootings at Virginia Tech, to breakthrough planning in communicable illness, workplace violence and cyber breach, and to development of open-source threat intelligence networks, Firestorm has grown and created a suite of products and services that empower organizations to better plan for and manage the exposures they face.
Two Firestorm founders, Harry Rhulen and Suzy Loughlin, will join the KeyStone executive team as President and General Counsel/Chief Administrative Officer respectively. Additionally, Suzy will serve as Chief Risk Officer of Firestorm. The third Firestorm founder, Jim Satterfield, will serve as the President/CEO of Firestorm. Jim’s continued leadership and service assures that Firestorm clients will receive the same high quality, industry leading products and services they have come to trust from Firestorm.
“We are excited about the future with KeyStone Solutions,” said Satterfield. “Firestorm clients will gain immediate access to expanded resources and capabilities. This acquisition allows us to remain as committed to our original vision and brand as we were in 2005, but now with more “fire(storm)power” to fulfill our mission and the goals of our clients.” Said Jim Satterfield Firestorm President/CEO.
Firestorm® is America’s Crisis Coach. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients in transforming crisis into value. The Firestorm Predict.Plan.Perform® methodology combines best-practice consulting with proven crisis management expertise, empowering clients to manage risk and crisis.
For more information, please visit firestorm.com.
About KeyStone Solutions, Inc.
KeyStone Solutions is a holding company headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia that was formed in 2016 to provide end-to-end services to government contractors from its subsidiary companies. The company’s acquisition strategy is to buy profitable, well run businesses that provide a wide range of complementary services, a “one stop shop” for government contractors.
Through strategic acquisitions, KeyStone Solutions aims to be the preeminent source of products and services that provide solutions to government contractors. For more than 30 years, KeyStone subsidiaries have helped Fortune 50 companies and small businesses succeed in the federal market, winning over $150 billion in federal contracts.
For more information, please visit keystonewins.com.
Important Additional Information Filed with the SEC
Relevant materials, including any documents incorporated by reference therein, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or at our Investor Relations page. The Current Report on Form 1-U related to the acquisition is available here: http://keystonewins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Form-1-U-KeyStone-Offering-Second-Closing-and-FIrestorm-Closing-2017.01.26.pdf