Kivu is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Holmes as their new Chief Executive Officer. Holmes will be succeeding Kim Niquette, who was at the helm of the company since its founding more than ten years ago. Niquette will maintain a non-executive advisory role for the foreseeable future.
Prior to joining Kivu, Holmes held leadership positions at various multinational corporations in consultancy and the cyber security industry. He has frontline experience working as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at large organizations as well as leading global teams on product development and service delivery.
Overall, Holmes has more than 22 years’ experience in the cyber security field across multiple industries. During this time, he has developed and led large cyber programs, transformation efforts, international teams and service lines. Prior roles include EVP, Chief Services & Operations Officer at Optiv, Managing Partner for the cyber practice at EY and Chief Technology and Intelligence Officer at FireEye.
Holmes brings invaluable experience and astute insight into the cyber security field to his new role at Kivu. He shares the company’s senior leadership’s commitment to upholding and strengthening its culture while exploring new strategic avenues for future growth.
Commenting on the new appointment, Kim Niquette, outgoing CEO, stated, “Chad not only brings a plethora of experience that Kivu can tap into, but has the ideal personality to boost Kivu’s strategy and enrich the cultural foundation that is central to that vision. His proven leadership and passion for cyber security innovation are exactly what Kivu needs to take the next step in our corporate journey. We are confident that Chad will execute his role admirably while staying faithful to Kivu’s core values.”
Holmes adds, “I am very excited to be a part of this amazing team. Kivu finds itself in a prime position to capitalize on the dynamic shifts in the cyber security industry and help organizations manage their digital security. Kivu is uniquely positioned to help organizations monitor their environments and identify, respond to and recover from major cyber incidents. As the new CEO, I will focus on further nurturing efficiencies, driving innovative approaches and building strategic business development to ensure we can scale at consistently high quality.”
Holmes will be based in the Dallas, Texas office where he will be responsible for overseeing and managing overall operations.