PRINCETON, NJ – September 20, 2018 – Churchill & Harriman (C&H) has named IT and cybersecurity industry veteran Ed Beesley as Chief Operating Officer. He will report directly to Ken Peterson, Founder and CEO. Ed will oversee Sales, Operations, Technology, Product, Strategy and Delivery. “I am excited to join a company that is dedicated to helping organizations protect their assets and defend against cyber criminals. While continuing to serve C&H’s esteemed client base, my goal is to grow the business and help companies in my network better secure their digital assets and intellectual property, as well,” said Beesley.
“Bringing Ed on board is a key step toward building a fully integrated product to sales strategy and process, and to further ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Ed’s deep experience, knowledge and exceptional operational skills will further advance Churchill & Harriman to our next stage of operational maturity and sustained growth. As a high-growth, fast-paced enterprise risk management solutions consultancy, C&H and the customers that we are privileged to serve will benefit immensely with Ed as COO,” commented Peterson.
Ed has over 40 years of cross-industry experience in driving positive change and is a highly experienced executive with a proven record of developing strategies and business operations that drive business results. Previously Ed was the Global Head of IT and Digital Services for the Certification and Business Enhancement (CBE) business at SGS based out of Geneva, Switzerland. Ed was responsible for the creation of SGS’ global cybersecurity business and for the applications required to run the business. Formerly, Ed was Senior Vice President for Gartner where he oversaw Gartner’s entire infrastructure including IT, facilities, real estate, travel, security, purchasing, client care, business operations and services. Ed also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer for Escada AG, a Germany based Women’s fashion company.
Ed earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey chapter of The Society of Information Managers (SIM) as well as the boards of two California based private corporations. Ed has also been a charter member of the New York Electronics Crime Task Force administered by the United States Secret Service since 2000.
Founded in 1986, Churchill & Harriman (C&H) is a recognized leader in enterprise risk management and third party risk management since 1997. A broad range of multinational clients, Fortune 1000 corporations, industry-governing bodies and government agencies rely on C&H’s services for advice and execution, risk assessments, vendor management program strategy, business continuity, information security, compliance and more. C&H has conducted thousands of risk assessments around the world beginning in 1998 and C&H’s work is recognized as “best practice” in the executive suites of private industry and the U.S. Federal Government. For more information please visit us at www.chus.com