Stratejm’s Leadership Team is comprised of dedicated professionals who are responsible for defining the vision and implementing the strategic direction for the organization.
John MenezesPresident & CEO
John Menezes is a seasoned entrepreneur and a stalwart in the field of cybersecurity, with over 30 years of professional experience. Menezes founded Stratejm in 2015 and now as President and CEO is at the forefront of innovation in managed security services. Known for his visionary approach, Menezes has been instrumental in transforming the cybersecurity landscape through his dedication to innovation and exceptional leadership.
John Menezes is a true pioneer in the realm of cybersecurity. His unwavering dedication to creating innovative cybersecurity solutions has been a driving force in the evolution of the managed security services sector. As a serial entrepreneur, he continues to challenge the status quo, spearheading advancements that continue to shape the industry.
Through his leadership at Stratejm, Menezes is solidifying his legacy as an industry trailblazer, ensuring that businesses can navigate the digital landscape securely and confidently. His visionary approach and relentless pursuit of innovation continue to set new benchmarks in the realm of cybersecurity.
Carl HayesChief Revenue Officer
Carl Hayes brings 15 years of rich industry experience to his role as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Stratejm. Known for his strategic vision and unparalleled expertise, Hayes has a proven track record of revenue growth and business development in the field of cybersecurity. Before joining Stratejm, Hayes has held key leadership roles in various high-profile organizations where he has been instrumental in driving significant revenue growth, securing lucrative business deals, and maintaining strong client relationships.
Hayes plays a critical role in expanding Stratejm's presence in the market, forging strategic partnerships, and driving customer acquisition and retention. He is deeply involved in key account management, fostering strategic customer relationships, and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.
Hayes is an inspiring leader, known for his collaborative and results-oriented approach. He empowers his team to take initiatives and fosters an environment of continuous learning and innovation. With a keen focus on the client’s needs and a commitment to excellence, Hayes drives his team to deliver exceptional value to our customers.
Jawed AhmadChief Technology Officer
With over 15 years of professional experience in the cybersecurity field, Jawed Ahmad is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Stratejm. A known innovator and technology leader, Ahmad has played a crucial role in defining and implementing Stratejm's ground-breaking Security-as-a-Service offering.
Before joining Stratejm, Ahmad held senior technology roles in several high-profile organizations. In these roles, he honed his skills and deepened his understanding of the cybersecurity landscape. His ability to leverage technology to create innovative solutions has set him apart in the field of cybersecurity.
Ahmad leads the integration of Stratejm's technology stack, bringing to life the true value of a cybersecurity mesh architecture for enterprises globally. He works closely with the team to ensure the seamless integration of security technologies, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations and incident response for customers.
Robert SteadmanVice President – Advisory Services
Robert "Bob" Steadman brings over 30 years of comprehensive experience in the field of information security. Throughout his esteemed career, Bob has held high-level roles in both customer-facing and consulting capacities, equipping him with a broad understanding of the cybersecurity landscape from multiple perspectives.
His extensive experience and knowledge in the field make him an invaluable asset to Stratejm. His adept understanding of the ever-evolving cybersecurity challenges and strategic mitigation approaches provides Stratejm with a competitive edge in delivering robust security solutions.
Shamsa SachedinaVice President – Customer Service & Delivery
Shamsa Sachedina, with her vast experience of over 20 years in the IT industry, serves as the Vice President of Customer Service and Delivery. Sachedina’s expansive career has seen her excel in various customer-facing roles and internal project management positions, making her an invaluable asset to the Stratejm team.
As VP of Customer Service and Delivery at Stratejm, Sachedina is pivotal in driving exceptional customer experiences and ensuring seamless delivery of services. Her role involves overseeing Stratejm's customer service operations and steering the delivery of innovative, high-quality Security-as-a-Service solutions to clients worldwide.
Nissreen ChamsAssistant Vice President – Business Development
Nissreen Chams is the Assistant Vice President of Business Development. Her career has been marked by her exceptional communication skills and an aptitude for selling intricate cybersecurity solutions to mid to large-scale enterprises. Nissreen's unique combination of sales acumen, strategic vision, and deep understanding of cybersecurity challenges has helped fuel Stratejm's growth and success in the managed security services industry.
Nissreen is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities, overseeing the end-to-end sales cycle, and establishing enduring relationships with key stakeholders. She works closely with cross-functional teams to ensure Stratejm’s solutions are continuously evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the cybersecurity landscape.
Sandeep YadavDirector Operations & Technology
With a rich academic background and almost a decade of industry experience, Sandeep Yadav is a key member of the Stratejm team. Armed with a Master's degree in Networking and vast hands-on experience, Yadav possesses an unparalleled understanding of the intricacies of cybersecurity.
Throughout his career, Yadav has worked with mid and large-scale enterprises, architecting and implementing some of the most strategic solutions and programs in the cybersecurity realm. His work has spanned a variety of sectors, enabling him to gain broad industry exposure and accumulate a wealth of insights into the diverse cybersecurity needs of different industries.
Talha IqbalDirector Cyber Intelligence Centre
Talha Iqbal, with a prolific career in cybersecurity, serves as the Director of the Cyber Intelligence Centre at Stratejm. He is instrumental in supervising Stratejm's 24/7/365 Incident Management and Response, playing a critical role in maintaining our clients' security posture. Iqbal's relentless pursuit of innovation and development of new use cases distinguishes him in the field of cybersecurity.
Iqbal is continuously innovating and developing new use cases to advance Stratejm's Security-as-a-Service offerings. His efforts are focused on reducing the time to detection and enabling a more efficient and effective response to cyber threats. This relentless focus on innovation ensures that Stratejm's services are always on the cutting edge, providing clients with the best possible cybersecurity solutions.
Diego RamirezManager Cyber Intelligence Centre
Diego Ramirez serves as the Manager of the Cyber Intelligence Centre at Stratejm. His role is pivotal in maintaining the day-to-day operations of the centre and ensuring our clients receive the highest quality of security services. With his strong leadership skills and deep understanding of cybersecurity, Diego ensures that Stratejm's operations run smoothly and efficiently.
Diego is known for his dynamic leadership style, marked by his ability to foster a productive and collaborative working environment. He is a strong advocate of continuous learning, promoting an ethos of professional development within his team. His management approach ensures that Stratejm's Cyber Intelligence Centre remains a hub of innovation and excellence.