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Industry Veteran with More than 25 Years of Experience to Lead Optiv’s Information Technology Vision, Strategy and Execution to Better Serve Clients
Denver – June 21, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced the appointment of former Experian technology leader Paul Lehman as chief information officer (CIO). Lehman brings more than 25 years of business, technical, operational and financial experience to Optiv, where he is responsible for spearheading the company’s information technology (IT) vision, strategy and execution of enterprise-wide IT initiatives to better serve internal and external clients, and help optimize business results. He reports to chief executive officer Dan Burns.
“As we continue to grow our business organically and inorganically, and expand into new geographic regions, we needed a leader with a track record of accomplishments with transformational programs and large international teams,” said Burns. “Paul is a solid business leader with extensive experience in leveraging the power of technology and operations to achieve business goals. His experience, combined with his deep management and technical expertise, makes him the perfect fit for Optiv, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him on board.”
“Optiv continues to prove it is serious about helping clients solve their cyber security problems,” said Lehman. “I am proud to join a company that is so client-focused and understands the critical role that IT plays in helping its clients meet their specific business objectives.”
Before joining Optiv, Lehman served as CIO and senior vice president of global technology services for Experian. Prior to Experian, Lehman spent nearly 15 years with Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox Company, in various CIO and senior vice president roles for a number of business groups.
Lehman sits on the executive board of the CTO Forum, providing leadership for the RETHINK series, a program that addresses common challenges in information technology, software development, and research and development. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Christian Brothers University.
About Optiv Security
Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/optiv, www.facebook.com/optivinc and www.linkedin.com/company/optiv-inc.