QuintessenceLabs appoints Silvio Pappalardo as Chief Revenue Officer

QuintessenceLabs, a pioneer and leader in quantum cybersecurity solutions, announced that they have recruited Silvio Pappalardo to the position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

Pappalardo joins the QuintessenceLabs executive leadership team in spearheading the next stage of growth by leading all sales, marketing, and channel partnership efforts across the organization reporting to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Vikram Sharma.

Pappalardo brings varied expertise to QuintessenceLabs

Pappalardo joins QuintessenceLabs with more than twenty five years of experience and skills developed in driving results across multiple industries and cybersecurity companies.

“It is an honor to join QuintessenceLabs in this stage of their growth. We have a chance to help protect the future and ensure that cybersecurity is quantum computing resilient.”

“We have an amazing team that I am looking forward to working with,” said Pappalardo.

His experience in senior leadership positions at some of the most innovative cyber security companies and impeccable track record of executing revenue-driving tactics will assist the company in bringing its advanced quantum-safe data protection capabilities to market faster.

“Silvio joining our executive team marks a milestone for QuintessenceLabs in our mission to further the commercialization of quantum-enhanced cybersecurity solutions and to secure our increasingly digital lives,” said QuintessenceLabs’ Founder and CEO, Dr. Vikram Sharma.

QuintessenceLabs championing cybersecurity innovation

Australian-based QuintessenceLabs is a world wide leader in quantum cyber security and the company is recognized for its advanced quantum-safe data protection capabilities.

They were recognized for cybersecurity innovations globally, with its selection as a World Economic Forum Global Innovator and winning a prestigious 2020 CyberTech100 Award.

“Considering the fact that computing power is only going to keep increasing dramatically, reliance on legacy technologies will lead to greatly increasing of organizational risk.”

“If we look at the changes in just the past few years, we see that safeguarding data is going to get so much harder. We have to get in front of the challenges to succeed,” said Pappalardo.

QuintessenceLabs announces more hires

QuintessenceLabs is pleased to announce at this time of tremendous growth that John Stewartthe founder and President of Talons Ventures, and former Senior Vice President and Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco, has joined the leadership team as a strategic advisor.

Stewart possesses experience through working with global disruptive start-up companies, venture funds, consults to midsize to large businesses on government relations and cyber, and gives back in philanthropic efforts on education, equality, and anti-poaching.

Stewart’s impressive career includes wide-ranging security initiatives from Information Technology design for elementary schools to vital national security programs.

In this advisory role, Stewart brings a wealth of experience to QuintessenceLabs.

In fulfilling the role’s requirements, Stewart will be focusing mainly on bringing insights into technological and competitive changes and developments globally, inputting to corporate strategy, recruiting sales and technical talent, and identifying strategic partnerships.

“Companies’ critical data is at high, and increasing risk from theft, alteration and destruction.”

“QuintessenceLabs has market-proven, differentiated technology, and go to market on quantum cybersecurity solutions with a high-growth, global expansion strategy,” said Stewart.

“Protecting data, helping customers, solving critical problems and growing investor value is what I love to do, and I’m grateful to be working with QuintessenceLabs to do just that.”

QuintessenceLabs is continuing in its business strategy through expanding its team with top-caliber talent and thus welcoming Biliana Rajevic as new Strategic Engagement Lead.

Biliana joins from Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of SQA’s engagement strategy, connecting quantum academics with technology partners, corporations, start-ups, government and investors.

Biliana comes to QuintessenceLabs with a strong analytical, strategic, and stakeholder management background, having spent the past 25 years working in New York, London, and Sydney across investment banking, institutional investor relations, and leading start-ups.

Leading experts agree that quantum cybersecurity will soon become mainstream and will be one of the critical pillars of a robust cybersecurity strategy for most organizations.

QuintessenceLabs is strategically primed to deliver global leadership in supporting customers to achieve a resilient quantum-safe cybersecurity posture in a complex cyber threat environment while transforming society and industry in a positive way for years to come.