DarkMatter Group, the region’s first and only fully integrated digital and cyber transformation firm, today announced the appointment of two global leaders to bolster the organization’s journey in providing smart and safe digital solutions to its clients. Effective immediately, Nilesh Patel will serve as EVP of Secure Solutions and Joshua Knight will serve as EVP of Cyber Defense.
Nilesh Patel will lead the Secure Solutions practice to deliver the strategic vision for DarkMatter’ secure solutions portfolio. Mr. Patel most recently served in product and business leadership roles at Palo Alto Networks in San Francisco Bay Area and has previous experience with leading technology companies such as NetApp and Intel. He brings deep domain expertise in software and systems, SaaS, cloud services, cyber security, data-centric platforms and services, managed services, IoT and 5G network security.
Joshua Knight will lead the Cyber Defense practice to deliver the strategic vision for enabling organizations to achieve their goal of cyber secure resilient posture. Mr. Knight most recently held leadership roles at Cognizant in Texas and has previous experience with leading technology companies such as IBM and AT&T. He brings deep domain expertise in cyber security, governance risk and compliance, identity management, and next generation services including mobile, cloud and analytics.
“It is the cornerstone of our organization to embrace and develop the best talent pools that convey the required breadth of proficiencies in order to instill growth and help deliver essential value to clients. Both Nilesh and Joshua have developed their strategic and organizational expertise over the course of many years with leading technology companies. With the appointment of two global leaders in their fields, we continue to strengthen the DarkMatter senior team and we reaffirm our steadfast commitment for providing comprehensive insights and executions that fulfil our mission of smart and safe digital,” said Karim Sabbagh, CEO of DarkMatter Group. “We are excited to welcome into our global community, Nilesh and Joshua.”