Kavitha Venkita Joins ACA Compliance Group to Lead its Cybersecurity and Technology Risk Team
New York, NY– ACA Compliance Group (ACA) announced today that Kavitha Venkita has been appointed to lead ACA Aponix®, the dedicated global cybersecurity and technology risk advisory team at ACA. Kavitha will oversee all aspects of the business, including cybersecurity advisory, cyber and technology risk diligence for financial sponsors and corporates, and vendor management.
Kavitha brings over 20 years of experience in launching, managing, and growing technology and information services businesses globally, including through mergers and acquisitions. She previously held roles in strategy consulting and at Gartner/CEB, where she built and led the global IT and Government practices. Kavitha has worked with many Fortune 500 CISOs and led teams that produced best practice research on topics such as security KPIs, third-party risk management, and transforming the security function to true risk management.
Shvetank Shah, CEO of ACA Compliance Group, said: “Kavitha is a coach par excellence, a product and process innovator, has an uncanny ability to sort through competing arguments to get a group to a point, a creative collaborator across functional boundaries, and does it all with infectious energy.”
Kavitha Venkita, Partner and ACA Aponix Business Lead, said: “In my years working with security and IT leaders, I have seen the ongoing mutation of security risks organizations face, and the threats have never been greater than now. The need for exceptional guidance and best practices to develop a holistic approach to cybersecurity and technology risk is no longer a nice-to-have, it is a necessity. ACA Aponix provides innovative solutions for our clients to make their programs seamless and effective. I’m excited to join this talented team and to help expand the business.”
Carlo di Florio, Chief Services Officer at ACA Compliance Group, said: “To successfully navigate the future of risk and compliance and respond to rapidly evolving circumstances, firms need to build operational resilience that can manage cyber threats, information security, business disruption, and technology and third-party risk across the enterprise and beyond. I’m delighted to work side-by-side with Kavitha to meet the evolving needs of our clients. She’s a strong leader with a passion to inspire her team to provide superior client service and innovative solutions to help clients grow and protect their business.”
ACA Aponix was founded by ACA’s Chief Innovation Officer, Raj Bakhru, and Marc Lotti and acquired by ACA in 2015. The practice has grown to become an award-winning cybersecurity advisor and M&A transaction advisor that works with hundreds of firms. The ACA Aponix management team will report directly to Kavitha. This includes Mike Pappacena, who oversees the U.S. team, James Tedman, who oversees the European team, and Chad Neale, who oversees the financial and corporate sponsor cyber and IT risk diligence team. Founding partner Marc Lotti will move into a senior advisor role and work directly with Kavitha to grow the business, support the team, and serve clients.
Raj Bakhru, Chief Innovation Officer at ACA Compliance Group, said: “Kavitha brings a wealth of experience and leadership to ACA. I’m excited to work closely with her to take our cybersecurity and IT risk business to the next level.”
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ACA – U.S.
Krissy Kennedy, Managing Director of Marketing
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Gobnait Will, Senior Marketing Manager
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