It’s been an exciting start to the year at Cygilant with our recent partnership with SentinelOne kicking off and now we are excited to announce that we have added a new member to our team – Colleen Bradley!
Colleen joins Cygilant from Made to Engage, an IT company in Belfast and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s based out of our Belfast office and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team!
I recently sat down with Colleen to discuss her new role and her decision to join the Cygilant team. Check it out here:
SH: Welcome to the team Colleen! Why did you decide to join Cygilant?
CB: Belfast is quickly becoming a hub for cybersecurity companies and I think Cygilant is one of its best kept secrets. I really believe in the organization’s mission of making enterprise-grade cybersecurity accessible to all businesses.
SH: Tell us a little about your background and what you were doing before this.
CB: Before joining Cygilant, I was the Delivery Director at Made to Engage, a local IT company. In my time there, I helped grow the team from 18 to 65 employees. Prior to that, I was a Business Analytics Consultant at Deloitte.
SH: Your role as head of operations is new here at Cygilant, tell us about it.
CB: As Head of Operations, I work closely with the senior leadership team to oversee the day-to-day activities of the Belfast office’s operations, ensuring that the site is performing efficiently and effectively. In the Belfast office, we house different departments (Engineering, SOC, Customer Success/CSA, G&A), so I am looking forward to collaborating with those teams to continue the company’s rapid growth.
SH: What’s it been like starting here remotely?
CB: Great! I never thought I would be joining a new team and company during a global pandemic, but here we are. I really am an office person, so I can’t wait until we get to be in the office together. In the meantime, everyone at Cygilant, from the top down, has been welcoming and made my first few days here easy.
SH: When you are not working , what do you like to do to relax or have fun?
CB: I am an active member of the Women in Tech Belfast group. I really enjoy mentoring women that are earlier on in their careers, especially since women are so underrepresented in tech. I am also a huge Formula 1 junkie and recently have also taken up paddle boarding in the pandemic.
Interested in joining our growing team in Belfast? We are currently hiring! Check out our careers page for more info here.