Xalient strengthens the US presence with key appointments as part of the ambition

London, United Kingdom, 29 March 2022: Xalient, a fast-growing, global expert in networking and cybersecurity, announced today that it has completed the latest phase of the company’s expansion with a number of important recruitments in the United States. These recent developments strengthen Xalient’s existing presence in North America and support the company’s growing global customer base from east to west coast.

Jeff Gray joined the company as Vice-President, US Operations. As a member of Xalient’s Global Senior Leadership Team, Jeff will be responsible for accelerating Xalient’s capabilities in this area, playing an active role in client relationships and for future growth. Jeff Warner brings over 30 years of senior enterprise IT experience, including 14 years at Music Group and 12 years at AOL Time Warner, while working as an independent consultant managing large-scale enterprise transformation projects for companies worldwide.

Kevin Peterson has joined the U.S. team as Senior Cyber ​​Security Strategist, responsible for helping Xalient clients develop and deliver their zero-trust networking and security strategies. Kevin is a recognized thinker in cybersecurity and has rich experience, having previously led his own consulting firm at Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that, he worked with Jade Scholar as Director, Security and Network Transformation, McKesson and Juniper Networks.

Additionally, Andrew Crich and Randy Leach joined as chief consultants. They joined Xalient’s established global consulting team responsible for designing and deploying secure, modern networks for US customers. Andrew has rich experience delivering cloud solutions to large enterprises, acquired over a 20-year IT career, with key roles in Verizon and IBM, while Randy brings experience in designing and implementing a wide array of digital technologies and solutions acquired in companies, Recently, the media company EW Scripps, also Worldwide Technology and Crown Equipment Corporation.

Xalient’s US team has been further strengthened by the appointment of Mark Mankuso as Senior Business Development Manager, who is responsible for driving growth in the NW Pacific region. Mark joins from Verizon where he has played various market-oriented roles in a successful 20-year career.

And finally, Emily Khalil joined the growing team as a senior account manager, responsible for some of Xalient’s major accounts in the United States. She joined Spectrum Enterprise, having previously worked with Emily HPE, Verizon and AT&T, gaining extensive and valuable experience in the secure networking sector.

Commenting on this latest phase of Xalient’s global expansion, Chief Operating Officer Mark Cook said: “We have a very successful US operation that has helped Xalient significantly expand its business in recent years, providing almost half of our global revenue. To continue this growth and ensure exceptional customer service, we are pleased to welcome these highly qualified, experienced professionals to our business and wish them success at Xalient. “

This new leadership and operational role will enable Xalient’s new service to scale faster to meet customer needs supported by Martina, a unique AI-powered virtual network engineer designed to strengthen Xalient’s managed service capabilities. Martina often helps to solve and resolve problems quickly through self-healing. This results in less downtime, increased security and a better customer experience. Its development has also given Xalient consultants the opportunity to be at the forefront of AI innovation, especially where the results mean they can focus on more strategic aspects of service delivery, where Martina takes care of many issues on a daily basis. .

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About Xalient
UK and USA based Xalient, Kellogg’s, Hamley’s, WPP and Keurig Dr Pepper among its clients. It was founded just six years ago to disrupt traditional markets for secure networking, taking advantage of huge changes in cloud technology that have created flexible, affordable world connectivity and high demand for protection against the growing complex cyber threat.

By integrating transformative, software-defined network, security, and communication technologies with intelligent managed services, Xalient helps the world’s top brands become more resilient, adaptable, and responsive to change.

* Xalient was named the # 6 fastest growing technology company in the UK by Dun & Bradstreet in 2021.

* Recently Xalient was named in the FT1000 list of fastest growing companies in all sectors of Europe 2022.

Contact for more information:
Paula Elliott
Managing director
C8 Consulting Ltd.
[email protected]
07894 339645


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