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Cybersecurity firm CyXcel names Simon Church as Chief Strategy Officer

By Gloria Methri

May 10, 2024

  • cyber incident response
  • Cyber Threats
  • CyXcel
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CyXcel, Cybersecurity, RiskTech, Fraud Prevention, UKCyXcel, a cybersecurity business with operations in the UK and North America, has announced the appointment of Simon Church as Chief Strategy Officer. A 35-year veteran of the technology industry, Church brings a wealth of cyber expertise and commercial development to the role.

As Chief Strategy Officer, Church will spearhead CyXcel’s strategic initiatives to drive innovation, foster partnerships, and accelerate growth opportunities. His vast experience in go-to-market strategies and M&A will be instrumental in driving CyXcel’s growth and expansion initiatives.

Church has held executive leadership positions at market-leading cybersecurity and technology companies such as Maxive Cyber Security (acquired by Thales), Optiv, Vodafone, NTT Security, Verisign, and NetIQ. His experience includes strategic roles in identity management, networking, and managed services, and he brings a strong track record of delivering commercial growth, including leading commercial acquisitions.

In addition to his role at CyXcel, Church serves as Chair of Xalient, a UK-headquartered converged cyber, identity, and networking managed services company. He is also a Board member and strategic advisor to Redshift and Beqom. Furthermore, Church serves on the Advisory Board of Glasswall, a UK-based security technology company.

Ed Lewis, CyXcel Co-Founder and Managing Partner said, “Simon’s unparalleled expertise and proven track record will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and deliver pioneering solutions to our clients worldwide. With Simon’s strategic leadership, we are poised to achieve new heights in our mission to safeguard enterprises and navigate the complex geopolitical, regulatory and legal implications of ever-evolving cyber threats.”

Church added, “I am thrilled to be joining such an experienced and ambitious team, and the CyXcel offer is unlike any I’ve ever seen. CyXcel has already established itself as a trusted partner in empowering organisational awareness and responsiveness to the financial, existential, and strategic complexities of global cyber threats. I look forward to delivering rapid growth around the world by developing and executing initiatives that provide unparalleled protection and value to our clients.”

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