SOURCE: Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

September 28, 2009 09:06 ET

John Pironti Joins Archer Technologies as Chief Information Risk Strategist

Acclaimed Author, Speaker and Industry Luminary to Play Key Role in Archer's IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution Strategy

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) - Archer Technologies, a provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (E-GRC) solutions, today announced the appointment of John Pironti as the company's chief information risk strategist. With more than 18 years of experience as a consulting practice leader, enterprise solution architect, author and speaker, Pironti is a veteran in helping global organizations develop leading information security, risk management, business resiliency and information technology strategies and programs. In his role with Archer, Pironti will consult with Fortune 1000 executives on IT-GRC and information security issues and initiatives, evangelize product concepts in the marketplace to gather feedback, and collaborate with Archer's product experts to translate industry needs into technology solutions.

"Archer has always been one of the key instruments in my toolbox when working with clients to develop information risk management, business resiliency, security, governance and compliance programs and solutions," said Pironti. "I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to help Archer continue to enhance its capabilities and enable clients achieve their business goals."

Prior to joining Archer, Pironti served as president for IP Architects LLC, chief information risk strategist and practice director for CompuCom, and principal enterprise solution architect for Unisys and Genuity. Pironti has been designing and implementing highly secure, mission-critical, globally oriented business solutions for nearly two decades, serving the aerospace, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, media and entertainment, publishing and telecommunications industries.

"Attracting an expert of John's caliber to join the Archer team is tremendously exciting. We'll be looking to John to engage with CISOs within our customer community, along with analysts and other industry experts, to not only identify industry trends but also to push the envelope on where the IT-GRC market can go," said Jon Darbyshire, Archer president and CEO.

As part of his role at Archer, Pironti will speak at domestic and international industry conferences, including the following events:

-- Sept. 27-29: ISACA Information Security and Risk Management
   Conference - Las Vegas
-- Oct. 13: ISACA IT Governance, Risk and Compliance
   Conference - Las Vegas
-- Oct. 25-26: Computer Security Institute - Washington D.C.
-- Nov. 8-11: ISACA Information Security and Risk Management Conference
   Europe - Amsterdam
-- Nov. 18-19: Interop - New York

Pironti serves on multiple committees and boards for ISACA and is a member of several technical advisory boards. He is also a faculty member for the Computer Security Institute and a program chair for Interop. Additionally, Pironti holds a number of industry certifications, including Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional and (ISSAP) and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP).

About Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies delivers enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. With more than six million licensed users and a client list that includes one in four of the Fortune 100, Archer enables highly regulated companies to reduce enterprise risks, manage and demonstrate compliance, automate business processes, and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls.

Archer's solutions, including Policy, Asset, Threat, Risk, Business Continuity, Incident, Loss Event, Vendor, Audit and Compliance Management, are built on the highly flexible Archer SmartSuite Framework™, allowing clients to tailor the solutions according to their unique requirements. Whether deployed traditionally at the client site or via a SaaS model, the Framework has become a go-to GRC platform for many global organizations.

Archer is the only vendor that delivers the Archer E-GRC Ecosystem™ comprised of out-of-the-box solutions, a flexible Framework, a robust user community, and an application and partner exchange, which provides clients the tools they need to build a best-in-class enterprise GRC program. For more information, visit or call 1-888-539-EGRC.

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