Dublin, 25 January 2023 – CWSI, Ireland’s most experienced mobile and cloud security specialist, today announces the appointment of Des Ryan as Group Chief Operations Officer (COO). Des joins CWSI from Microsoft Ireland where he served on the senior leadership team and held the dual roles of Director of Solutions and Director of Cyber Security for the company.
As Director of Solutions, he led the technical and solution sales specialist teams for the Irish market and held commercial responsibility for driving new business, solution sales growth and the consumption of cloud technologies. As Director of Cyber Security, he led Microsoft Ireland’s response to cyber security incidents impacting customers and was the Microsoft spokesperson on cyber security.
Des has over 20 years of experience in technology and business leadership roles across multiple markets including the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Europe. This includes 12 years at market-leading systems integrator NTT (formerly Dimension Data), where he held several executive roles and was responsible for the definition and execution of its go-to-market strategy.
In his new role, Des will manage all aspects of CWSI’s customer delivery including service desk, professional engineering services, pre-sales, and project delivery. He will be responsible for shaping and evolving the offering for customers across CWSI’s portfolio of mobile and cloud security, compliance, and productivity solutions.
The appointment further strengthens CWSI’s Microsoft practice and will accelerate the development of its Microsoft business in the UK and Western Europe through the recent acquisitions of AVR, BLAUD and Mobco. CWSI launched its dedicated Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management practice in 2019 and since then, has invested more than €2.5 million in its ongoing development. CWSI is a Microsoft solutions partner for both Security and Modern Workplace, was the first Irish Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) to become a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), and was named Microsoft Ireland’s Security Partner of the Year 2022 for Security.
Des Ryan, Group COO, CWSI: “I am delighted to join CWSI at a key time in the growth and development of the company across Ireland, the UK and the Benelux regions. I’m excited to play a central role as CWSI continues on its path to become a leading pan-European provider of cloud and mobile security solutions. I’m also looking forward to building upon CWSI’s partnership with Microsoft and plan to draw on my experiences to further enhance this successful collaboration.”
Ronan Murphy, CEO, CWSI: “We are very pleased to have Des join CWSI. He is a great addition to the CWSI Group and a strong validation of our Microsoft strategy. He brings a fantastic combination of commercial, financial and technical leadership skills, with a deep understanding of how technology can positively impact business. We have no doubt that he will add invaluable knowledge to our leadership team and will help us to drive continued growth and innovation across the expanding CWSI Group.”
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