archTIS Ltd (ASX:AR9) has announced three key executive appointments with a new global chief operating officer and US president in Kurt Mueffelmann, a new chief marketing officer in Irena Mroz and a new chief engineer in Leigh Rowland.
Chief executive officer Daniel Lai said: “This is an exciting time for archTIS, with a new acquisition, product capabilities and integrations.
“I’m delighted to welcome Kurt, Irena, and Leigh to the archTIS family.
“Their collective experience rounds out our executive management team and brings a new level energy to the business.
“We have an innovative platform for providing secure collaboration of sensitive and classified documents, a capability we can now extend to customers on Microsoft and Nutanix content sharing applications with NC Protect.
“With their combined leadership, marketing, and product development skills, we are strongly positioned to rapidly expand our growth and customer base.”
Technology leadership experience
Mueffelmann brings more tahn 25 years of technology leadership to the company and, as the former CEO of archTIS subsidiary Nucleus Cyber, will define and oversee archTIS's overall business and growth strategy.
He brings to the role his passion for start-ups, and proven strategies for scaling go-to-market efforts and achieving hyper revenue growth, having overseen the growth and sale of five technology companies and earned two Deloitte Fast 500 company awards at previous companies.
Mueffelmann served as CEO of Nucleus Cyber, Cryptzone, HiSoftware (acquired by Cryptzone), Create!form International (acquired by Bottomline Technologies), and RealWord (acquired by Microsoft Great Plains).
He was vice president and general manager of both the document output solutions and business process solutions divisions of Bottomline Technologies where he was responsible for over $40 million in profitable revenue while broadening the product lines and expanding the distribution model.
“Scaling to meet market demand”
Mueffelmann said: “I am thrilled to be joining the archTIS team to accelerate growth and scale the business to meet market demand.
“archTIS provides a solution to a significant information security challenge— how to allow employees and partners to share and collaborate on sensitive information securely without risking data misuse, theft, or accidental sharing.
“archTIS’s secure information sharing platform Kojensi, and NC Protect’s integrations with leading enterprise collaboration platforms provide customers with the ability to secure their most sensitive data - anywhere - with granular, dynamic protections made possible by the attribute-based access and controls (ABAC) employed by our technologies.”
Cybersecurity marketing expertise
As the company’s new chief marketing officer, Mroz leverages more than 20 years of B2B software and cybersecurity marketing expertise to direct the company’s marketing strategy, messaging, lead generation and communications programs.
She built her successful career by empowering start-ups and public software companies to exceed growth objectives through successful demand generation programs, product positioning, high profile events and product evangelism.
Most recently, Mroz was the VP of marketing at Nucleus Cyber, and previously held the VP of marketing role at Infocyte, a malware and threat hunting solution as well as the SVP of marketing for Cryptzone’s network and application security solutions, and the VP of marketing for HiSoftware, a provider of compliance and security solutions acquired by Cryptzone.
Driving technology evolution
As the new archTIS chief engineer Rowland will be responsible for driving the evolution of the company’s technology to provide secure collaboration and seamless integration into supported platforms.
Under his leadership at Nucleus Cyber, the protect solution expanded from its core strength of protecting documents in SharePoint on-premises, to extend the same protection to cloud collaboration and storage repositories including SharePoint Online, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, and Nutanix, as well as the protection of Exchange emails.
Rowland has been involved in a series of successful startups as a consultant and development leader including Cyxtera, Cryptzone (acquire by Cyxtera), and Create!form International.
Nucleus Cyber acquisition
archTIS completed its acquisition of Nucleus Cyber in December last year and has made progress quickly, expanding its Channel Partner Program into the booming European and Asia-Pacific cybersecurity markets.
Earlier this month, Nucleus Cyber renewed its annual software subscription licence with the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) – bringing archTIS’ annual recurring subscription revenue from the department to $950,000.
Nucleus Cyber’s selling points are its NC Protect product and its Attribute-based access controls (ABAC) security model.