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Xalient appoints new chair as company targets accelerated international growth

Secure network transformation specialists Xalient today announced it is accelerating its international growth strategy by naming IT industry veteran Simon Church as its new chair.

Simon brings over 30 years of global experience in the IT industry, the last 20 years specializing in cyber security services and solutions, most recently serving as CEO at Maxive Cyber Security, which was newly acquired by Thales, the French aerospace, defense, infrastructure and security company. He has previously held executive leadership positions at NTT Security, Vodafone, Optiv, Verisign, and NetIQ; he also serves on the Advisory Boards of Glasswall and Persefoni.

Simon comments, “I’m pleased to be joining the team at a time when businesses are increasingly seeking innovation, customer service and speed to results from specialists like Xalient. Their approach, focused on securely and efficiently connecting users and devices to applications and data, sees them challenging much larger global competitors and positions the company incredibly well to meet the digital transformation needs of large enterprises. I’m really excited to help guide them through this next chapter”.

“We are thrilled to welcome Simon’s exceptional business and leadership skills, as well as his deep cybersecurity industry knowledge, to Xalient,” said Sherry Vaswani, founder and chief executive officer at Xalient. “His energy and experience will be vital in building on our growth story so far, steering us through the next phase of our journey and ensuring our sustained success.”

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