Outstanding Service from Team Members Earns Expanded Responsibilities at Growing Cybersecurity and Consulting Firm
Atlanta – March 27, 2023 – Risk3sixty, an Atlanta-based cybersecurity technology and consulting firm, has announced the promotion of Tim Palmer to Chief Operating Officer and the recruitment of industry veteran Tara Vagalatos as Vice President of Growth. The company has also recognized the exceptional contributions of two veteran employees, Chris Donaldson and Sawyer Miller, by promoting them to Director level positions, respectively.
Risk3sixty’s decision to expand its leadership team signals the company’s commitment to maintaining its clients’ highest levels of security, privacy, and compliance during explosive growth. CEO and Co-founder Christian Hyatt explained, “Building and maintaining a deep bench of cybersecurity experts is pivotal to our company’s mission of providing clients with outstanding services. By promoting Tim Palmer, Chris Donaldson and Sawyer Miller as well as adding Tara Vagalatos as Vice President of Growth, we are demonstrating the depth of our commitment to strategic growth as our catalyst for continued success.”
As Chief Operating Officer, Tim Palmer leads risk3sixty’s operations and business functions, ensuring that the company maintains its services and software quality as it manages heightened market demand. He oversees complex corporate functions, such as internal daily operations and finance. Palmer, a native of Missouri, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and served in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer. After seven years of service, he transitioned and received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Palmer was formerly risk3sixty’s Director of Operations.
Tara Vagalatos joins the company as Vice President of Growth, focusing on helping risk3sixty scale its Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) cybersecurity operations, services, and software offerings to stay ahead of the rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape. She has a Master of Science in information systems management with a specialization in cloud architecture and deployment and previously built and led teams that delivered on high-visibility, strategic enterprise initiatives in cloud security and compliance, cloud governance, and cloud cost optimization for Citrix Systems, Inc.
Hyatt emphasized that the company’s commitment to recognizing and rewarding outstanding service is a key aspect of its success. “As we recognize the ongoing contributions that two veteran employees have made to our company, we are proud to announce that Chris Donaldson has been promoted to Director of PCI and vCISO, and Sawyer Miller is assuming the duties of Director of ISO and SOC.”