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BlueVoyant Hires IBM Security Veteran for European MSSP Expansion


BlueVoyant, a Top 250 MSSP and cybersecurity services company headquartered in New York, has hired IBM Security veteran Gyorgy Robert Racz (pictured above) as part of a company plan to drive European expansion.

Gyorgy, now president of Europe for BlueVoyant, most recently was director of IBM Security Europe. Earlier, he started IBM's Security Unit in Central and Eastern Europe.

BlueVoyant didn't disclose European headcount figures or next-move details for the region. But the company's overall geographic footprint appears to be growing rapidly. The company now has offices in New York City, MarylandTel AvivSan FranciscoManilaTorontoLondon, and Latin America.

BlueVoyant's European Expansion: Executive Perspectives

Jim Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder, BlueVoyant
Jim Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder, BlueVoyant
Robert Hannigan,

In a prepared statement about the European expansion plan, Robert Hannigan, chairman at BlueVoyant International, said:

"Our expansion across Europe and the appointment of Gyorgy allows us to put boots on the ground to help our customers with 'hands-on' implementation of cybersecurity solutions across the region. This empowers us to deliver the robust level of support and expertise that our customers have come to expect from BlueVoyant."

Added Racz:

"This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining BlueVoyant; the potential to build upon its sustained worldwide success across Europe is enormous. I am looking forward to working with existing customers and prospects, guiding them through the variety of cybersecurity and business challenges they face, ensuring their businesses and vendor ecosystems are protected from increasingly sophisticated threats.

Concluded Jim Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO at BlueVoyant:

"Europe is of critical strategic importance to BlueVoyant. Therefore, extending our presence in the region is essential to meeting our customer demands and fueling global growth. This is the first of many appointments, as we continue to build out our capabilities and resources in 2021."

BlueVoyant's Cybersecurity Business Background, Expansion

BlueVoyant, formerly named BlueteamGlobal, launched in 2017. The MSSP has raised more than $200 million as of 2019. Key financial backers include Fiserv, the financial services technology provider. In addition to organic growth, BlueVoyant acquired Managed Sentinel -- a Microsoft Azure Sentinel cloud SIEM partner -- in October 2020.

BlueVoyant's core areas of expertise, according to the company, include:

  • Managed security services, for 24/7 detection and response inside customer networks;
  • cyber risk management, providing third-party risk management supply chain and investment portfolio defense; and
  • professional services, providing incident response, defense assessment, brand protection and threat intelligence.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.