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QuintessenceLabs appoints Silvio Pappalardo as First Chief Revenue Officer and veteran cybersecurity leader John Stewart as Strategic Advisor

By IQT News posted 10 Feb 2022

(BusinessWire) QuintessenceLabs, a pioneer and leader in quantum cybersecurity solutions, announced today that Silvio Pappalardo has joined as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Pappalardo joins the QuintessenceLabs executive leadership team to spearhead the next stage of growth by leading all sales, marketing, and channel partnership efforts across the organization reporting to the Founder and CEO, Dr. Vikram Sharma.
Pappalardo joins QuintessenceLabs with more than 25 years of experience driving results across multiple industries and cybersecurity companies.
“It is an honor to join QuintessenceLabs in this exciting stage of their growth. We have a huge opportunity to help protect the future and the responsibility to ensure cybersecurity is quantum computing resilient. We have an amazing team that I am looking forward to working with,” said Pappalardo.
Pappalardo’s experience holding senior leadership positions at some of the world’s best and most innovative cybersecurity companies and impeccable track record of executing revenue-driving tactics will assist QuintessenceLabs in bringing its advanced quantum-safe data protection capabilities to market faster.

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Additionally, QuintessenceLabs is pleased to announce at this time of tremendous growth that John Stewart, the founder and President of Talons Ventures, and former SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco, has joined the leadership team as a strategic advisor.
Stewart works with disruptive start-up companies, venture funds, consults to midsize to large businesses on government relations and cyber, and gives back in philanthropic efforts on education, equality, and anti-poaching. Stewart’s career includes wide-ranging security initiatives from IT design for elementary schools to national security programs.
In this advisory role, Stewart brings a wealth of experience to QuintessenceLabs, and will focus on bringing insights into technological and competitive changes and developments globally, inputting to corporate strategy, as well as recruiting top sales and technical talent, and identifying strategic partnerships.
“It is undeniable that organizations’ critical data is at high, and still increasing, risk from theft, alteration, and destruction. QuintessenceLabs has market-proven, differentiated technology, and go to market on quantum cybersecurity solutions with a high-growth, global expansion strategy,” said Stewart. “Protecting data, helping customers, solving critical problems and growing investor value is what I love to do, and I’m grateful to be working with a world-class team at QuintessenceLabs to do just that.”

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