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James Ormesher Joins Tesserent as Chief Growth Officer to Drive Customer Acquisition & Expansion in ANZ
Mon, 9th Oct 2023

Tesserent has announced that James Ormesher has been appointed as Chief Growth Officer. Ormesher's task will be to accelerate customer acquisition and growth in the region.

Ormesher has an impressive background in sales leadership in various sectors, including commercial, government and defence, across mid-market to enterprise. He was instrumental in the rise of VMtech, helping the firm grow from a four-person start-up to a 100-strong company, which was subsequently acquired by Telstra in 2017. Ormesher then successfully merged VMtech into Telstra and launched Telstra Purple to the market.

Kurt Hansen, CEO of Tesserent, expressed his delight over James' appointment saying, "I am delighted to welcome James, who will play an important role in turbocharging our growth as a Thales company and enhanced force in the Australian and New Zealand market. James will be key to our aggressive growth and expansion strategy over the coming year and beyond."

Ormesher explained that the growth trajectory offered by Tesserent and Thales inspired him to join the team. "I am excited to join Tesserent and Thales as the two companies strengthen their cybersecurity offering in the market and spearhead future growth in Australia and New Zealand. I was attracted by the depth and breadth of the full-service offering, the unique capabilities in the group and the high calibre of skills within the team in the fight against escalating cyber-crime."

His current objective revolves around enhancing value for customers. "The combined market force of Tesserent under Thales, means there is strong potential to inform our existing extensive customer base of our bolstered service provision. My aim is to continue delivering excellent customer service and demonstrate the many other areas we can partner together to strengthen their cybersecurity defences," says Ormesher.

Tesserent is the principal cybersecurity consulting firm catering to the Federal Government, with Tesserent Federal boasting over 190 dedicated cybersecurity experts serving more than 100 Australian and New Zealand Federal and State Departments and Agencies. Furthermore, more than 190 personnel from their 550-strong team of cybersecurity professionals hold governmental security clearance.

The company is rapidly increasing the number of customers availing of multiple services. With more than 1300 customers across three key verticals - government, critical infrastructure and banking along with financial services and insurance, Tesserent is relied upon by 51 of the S&P/ASX Top 100 companies.

About Tesserent, it's worth noting that its mission is to be the cybersecurity provider of choice for the safeguarding of Australia and New Zealand's digital assets. The company now holds the capability to support organisations in defending their digital assets against escalated risks and cyber-attacks. Following the integration of several top-notch cybersecurity businesses, Tesserent has become Australia's largest listed dedicated cybersecurity firm.