Industry veteran, Paul DeVries, joins COLOTRAQ to further develop its Cloud and Cybersecurity practice group. As COLOTRAQ’s new Director of Cloud and Cybersecurity Program Management, Mr. DeVries will be involved in the company’s global data center and cloud projects as well as value added cybersecurity solutions.
COLOTRAQ is a global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for colocation, managed hosting, cloud and related network services with a network of over 400 service providers in over 1,300 cities across 140 countries and territories. Paul DeVries brings with him over 25 years of experience from a wide array of roles within Finance and IT disciplines. Previously, DeVries was a principal at CIO3, a strategic partner of COLOTRAQ, delivering an enterprise cybersecurity planning service.
Paul’s experience has been primarily focused on the pharmaceutical and financial services industries, often providing leadership at a global level. At Roche Pharmaceuticals, he led the global (80 countries) management of projects, services, and vendors for the drug development group’s learning management systems.
“One of the challenges in managing global functions is to efficiently procure solutions that serve all customers,” said Paul DeVries. “With its global network of providers COLOTRAQ can quickly find these solutions for our data center infrastructure clients.”
Having started his career as an auditor at KPMG, DeVries would have a deep understanding and appreciation of COLOTRAQ’s unique cybersecurity assessment and audit offering. “Imagine having the ability to have real time, ANY time cybersecurity audit results,” added Paul DeVries. “This provides our clients the quickest path to understand and continuously improve their IT environment and cybersecurity position.”
“In response to the ever-increasing demand from our clients and channel partners for solutions that span across physical and virtualized data center environments, we continue to bolster these in-house capabilities in order to handle complex multi-platform projects,” said Dany Bouchedid, Founder & CEO of COLOTRAQ. “We are very excited to have found yet another enterprise CIO level team member with Paul’s pedigree to take on this role.”