Adarma announces new head of security consulting

Cybersecurity business Adarma has announced the appointment of Cheryl Martin as its head of security consulting.

The UK organisation, which has offices in London and Edinburgh, works to safeguard businesses from cyber threats through security consulting and managed security services, with deep domain expertise in threat management and managed detection and response solutions.

Martin’s appointment follows a series of senior appointments including the appointment of ex-Cisco global VP John Maynard as CEO last November. Martin joins the firm from Gartner Consulting where she led the firm’s financial services arm as senior MD. She has more than 25 years’ experience in IT, cyber security, privacy and operational resilience.

Alongside her role as head of security consulting, Martin will also be responsible for driving Adarma’s equality, diversity and inclusion ambitions, having previously been diversity lead on the Gartner global board of directors as well as co-chair for EY’s Women in Technology Community during her time as equity partner in its EMEA financial services technology advisory team.

“This role really plays to my core strength of cyber security and I hope that the knowledge and experiences I’ve gained in my previous positions will aid Adarma as it continues to expand its offerings,” she commented. “The business prides itself on the strength of its relationships with clients, and the bespoke advisory services it can provide as a result.”

John Maynard, chief executive at Adarma said: “Cheryl represents an extremely valuable addition to the Adarma team as we look to scale our business while retaining the outstanding levels of customer service we are renowned for. 

“Her outstanding knowledge of the financial services apace and the complex regulatory landscape will also enable her to create more bespoke and multi-faceted solutions to benefit both our existing and prospective clients across a broad range of industries.”

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