Dublin, Ireland – Chicago, IL – 12th May, 2022 — VikingCloud, (formerly Sysnet), a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions, has announced the addition of two new members to its executive team.
Gregory Leos has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer, bringing a wealth of experience in the financial services industry to the company. Based in Chicago, he joins from a six-year tenure with Fiserv, where in addition to leading several vertical sales teams within the Enterprise National Sales group, he was General Manager for the Enterprise Franchise business unit. Prior to this he spent more than 20 years in senior roles with a variety of FinTech companies spanning a broad spectrum of the payments industry. This includes serving as General Manager, North America for Ingenico ePayments, a global cross-border eCommerce payments company.
In addition, product visionary and technology executive Paul Arceneaux joins the company as Vice President Product Management. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in building products and teams at security companies. Specializing in network security, virtualization, and agile development, he joins VikingCloud from Mission Secure where he led the product portfolio development and deployment to industrial customers.
Commenting on the appointments, Robert McCullen, Chief Executive Officer of VikingCloud, said: “We are delighted to welcome these talented individuals to the VikingCloud executive team and have no doubt they will play a pivotal role in our growth journey. Both have played an active part in the security and payments industries throughout their long-standing careers. As such, will bring invaluable insight and expertise to help us accelerate our plans in establishing VikingCloud as the best in class for ensuring millions of businesses across the globe are secure.”
News of the new appointments comes at a time of rapid change for the global cyber security market. In 2021, the total number of cyberattacks increased by 50% year-on-year, with education, research and healthcare hit hardest. As cyber threat actors refine their techniques and leverage machine learning and automation, the number and impacts of attacks is only likely to grow. VikingCloud aims to meet these challenges head on, building on its recent momentum as it delivers enhanced solutions to clients of all sizes throughout 2022 and beyond.