Executive Profiles

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Michael Legary / Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer

Michael founded Seccuris Inc. in 1999, leading the development of Seccuris from its inception. Focused on the development of an internationally recognized information assurance firm,  Michael is the winner of the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Prairies region in the Technology category, recognizing the growth and success of the organization over the past decade. Most recently, Michael has taken on the role of Chief Strategy Officer for the company, providing a focus on thought leadership to clients, industry guidance, and our innovation strategy. Michael is a sought after speaker at leading industry events and continues to contribute best practices through his activities with The Open Group and the SABSA Institute. In his spare time, Michael focuses his efforts on the development of industry growth strategies including specialized business incubators, community development programs and education / industry partnerships, in an effort to ensure continued competitive growth for innovation driven industries in Canada.

Geoff Besko / President and Chief Executive Officer

Geoff joined Seccuris in 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the next stage of company growth. Geoff has over 20 years of experience in information technology and strategy, with over 10 years of experience in senior management and executive leadership roles. Prior to his role at Seccuris, Geoff was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, responsible for leading the organizational transformation initiative to develop the eHealth Services division. Geoff also has over 15 years of consulting experience including business and IT strategy, governance, service management, and enterprise architecture. In addition to leading Seccuris, Geoff continues to provide executive advisory services to key clients and teach in the areas of Information Technology and Security Architecture. Geoff holds a MBA (Finance) and BA (Hons) from the University of Manitoba. 

Ray Dupuis / Chief Financial Officer and Director, Corporate Services

Ray joined Seccuris in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years of accounting and financial management experience. Ray directs finance, accounting and administration for the company. He is also responsible for human resources and facilities management. Prior to Seccuris, Ray served as Controller at Motor Coach Industries and held Senior Director of Finance and Controller positions at Cangene Corporation. Ray is a Certified General Accountant (CGA). He also holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Manitoba as well as BA and BSc degrees from the University of Winnipeg.

Patrick Hayes / Managing Director, USA and Marketing

Patrick joined Seccuris in 2010 as Director for Western Canada before taking on his current role as Managing Director, USA and Marketing. Patrick is a seasoned business leader with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology strategy. He is a certified Enterprise Security Architect and PCI-DSS QSA. During the course of his career, Patrick has operated in several key senior technology and operation roles accountable for strategic direction, organizational alignment, and execution. Prior to joining Seccuris, Patrick served as Senior Vice President Interactive Development & CMO for IC Group, and Managing Director for Allstream Consulting Services.

Tim Vanderhyde / Director, Sales and Technology Partners

Tim comes to Seccuris with over 15 years of sales and marketing experience, which includes successfully managing multi-million dollar opportunities in Canada, the US and overseas. As Director of Sales and Technology Partners, Tim is responsible for the Canadian sales team, maintaining and developing new business partners, and providing guidance pertaining to sales and account management throughout Seccuris. Before taking on this role at Seccuris, Tim was a Sales Director for Cengea Solutions, a division of Trimble Navigation Ltd.  Tim’s executive experience also includes a two-year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of a healthcare facility in Winnipeg, prior to returning to sales at Cengea.

Renée Riglin / Director, Managed Security Services

Renée has been with Seccuris since 2007 and is our business line leader for the Managed Security Services division. In addition to her primary role, Renée is leading the design and release of our new cloud security service offering, OneStone Information Assurance Portal. Renée has more than 15 years of experience in project, general, and operations management and has held senior leadership roles in information security and business process outsourcing within large North American enterprises such as Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and EDS Inc.

Myles Halliday / Director, Practice Management and Delivery

Myles joined Seccuris in 2012 as Regional Director for the Central Region for Seccuris and is now responsible for overseeing managing consultants across Canada, our engineering team, and leadership of Practice Management. Prior to Seccuris, Myles was the Director of Architecture and Standards at Manitoba eHealth and a Client Executive and Enterprise Architect at IBM. During his time at Manitoba eHealth, Myles demonstrated his leadership in changing the nature of IT, from operating as independent units to delivering enterprise IT shared services. Myles holds a B. Computer Science (Honours) from the University Of Manitoba.

Christian Peron / Director, Research, Development and Software Services

Christian has been a valued member of the Seccuris team since 2001. As the chief security architect for our Seccuris Labs division, he oversees a team of highly skilled security experts dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions. Christian possesses over a decade of experience in the areas of vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, digital forensics, and threat and risk assessment. Under his leadership, Seccuris Labs continues to remain on the leading edge of international security knowledge while protecting clients from the complex and evolving cyber threats facing organizations today.