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Cybersecurity Specialist Adarma Appoints Ex-Cisco VP as CEO

Michael Behr

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Adarma CEO John Maynard

New CEO John Maynard will help Adarma expand its cybersecurity operations internationally.

Edinburgh-headquartered cybersecurity company Adarma has appointed ex-Cisco Global Vice-President John Maynard as its new CEO.

Maynard is set to officially join the firm later this month, where he will begin helping the company develop its existing growth trajectory by expanding its service offerings and driving international growth across the UK, the US and Europe.

In addition to serving as VP at Cisco’s Global Security Specialists group, Maynard previously held a dual-role at US IT services company DXC Technology as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Product Management for Cybersecurity.

Commenting on his appointment, Maynard said: “I truly believe in Adarma’s potential for growth and look forward to working with David and the wider leadership team to take the company to its next phase of development.

“The vision and talent of the team at Adarma has already led to an extensive list of successes in recent years, including consistently increasing revenues by providing proactive security threat management for some of the UK’s most well-known brands.

“With this expertise and Adarma’s unwavering commitment to its customers, its people and its offerings, the business has a solid foundation for overseas growth and expansion in the cyber security market.”

The company’s current CEO David Calder will take on the role of Chief Product Officer (CPO). In his new role, Calder will work with Maynard to drive the overall strategy and services roadmap for Adarma, and will be responsible for identifying new opportunities to grow service lines and further expand Adarma’s customer base.

He will also have responsibility for several of Adarma’s key existing FTSE 350 customer relationships.

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Calder said: “John is a leading light in the security industry and I have no doubt that his experience in driving rapid international growth will significantly benefit Adarma’s future.

“With the global pandemic accelerating conversations about the need for comprehensive and proactive security strategies, there is a huge opportunity to grow our customer base and deliver a wider range of services to help businesses of all sizes increase their cyber resilience.

“In my new role, I’m looking forward to working with John to build on the strength of our existing customer relationships, and working closely with them as we expand our service range to provide innovative end-to-end security solutions.”

With its new leadership team established, Adarma aims to broaden its capabilities and introduce new services, building on the success of its multi-tenanted security operations centre, which provides managed detection and response services to customers.

Michael Behr

Senior Staff Writer

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