Steve Walker met Cameron Bellamy in Spain in 2015 as the two were preparing to complete an ultra-marathon, open-water swim from Spain to Morocco. As Steve and Cameron began talking before the swim, Steve saw that Cameron would be a perfect fit as a partner in starting and running Cobaltix Compliance. Planning began shortly after both men successfully completed the swim.
Ultra-marathon swimming takes a great deal of mental and physical preparation. Steve saw in Cameron focus and determination which, combined with him working at Standard & Poor’s, made him a great choice to startup Compliance.
Steve founded his first company, Cobaltix, in San Francisco in 2003. The company provides IT outsourcing and network consulting services to businesses around the United States as well as around the world. Its offering included cybersecurity compliance up until 2015 when, out of the market need, the company’s time became increasingly more devoted to compliance, and Steve decided the time was right to create an independent company to handle these compliance and cybersecurity needs. Thus, Cobaltix Compliance was set into motion.
As both Cameron and Steve swim closer to completing the “Oceans7” – the marathon swimming equivalent of mountaineering’s Seven Summits – they are also helping the company to grow and they are focused on helping clients navigate regulatory environments, improve security, and reduce overall risk.