SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Terra Verde, a leading provider of cybersecurity and risk management solutions, announced that CEO, Edward Vasko has been nominated as a finalist for the Phoenix Business Journal's 2016 Tech CEO of the Year award.
Each year the Phoenix Business Journal recognizes individuals for their involvement and influence in the technology industry at the AZ Top Tech Exec Awards. The program recognizes winners and finalists in seven categories: Rising Star, Technology Advocate, Technology Innovator, Investment Catalyst, Community Hero, CIO/CTO of the Year, and CEO of the Year.
"I've been in the intelligence and security business for almost 30 years and in that time I've met only a handful of executives who truly think about issues holistically, understanding the near term implications and the strategic implications of a solution," said Kim Jones, Director of the Cybersecurity Education Consortium for Arizona State University and former CISO of payment processor Vantiv. "Ed is and has always been one of those rare multidimensional, holistic thinkers. Ed's focus is always on doing the right thing both for the customer and for his company. While many folks talk about business ethics, Ed lives and breathes that concept instinctively," added Jones.
"CEOs that impress me the most are those who understand how important sharing leadership and engaging with educational, economic development and cultural organizations are for the success of our communities and nation. Edward Vasko is always willing to step up to these leadership needs," said Mike Hawksworth, President & CEO, MSS Technologies.
Ed's involvement in, and love of technology started at the age of 5 when he disassembled and reassembled his parent's telephone. "I was shocked when my parents told me that the phone actually worked again after I put it back together," said Edward Vasko, CEO of Terra Verde. "My desire to be involved in technology as a career began in high school, when I was asked to write a math program for my prior elementary school to use to teach kids progressive math facts. It made me realize that technology could provide interesting ways to help people of all ages."
The AZ Top Tech Awards is the premier technology event honoring Arizona's finest leaders in technology! This fast-paced, energetic, reception provides prime networking opportunities with the best of the valley's tech industry. The event is being held Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Phoenix Art Museum located at 1625 N Central Ave Phoenix AZ, 85004. Visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/event/136872 for more information.
About Terra Verde:
With offices in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, Terra Verde provides security and risk management solutions to clients in various industries, worldwide. The company has been trusted by government agencies, medium-sized businesses and publicly traded companies to deploy sustainable security and compliance programs and services. Terra Verde partners with the public, private and higher education organizations to recruit, develop and employ IT and security professionals that have an average of 10 years of hands-on security and compliance experience, are recognized experts in their field, and hold multiple security and professional certifications. Terra Verde continually invests in testing and developing methods, best practices and a portfolio of managed security services that are modified to support each customer's unique business, financial, regulatory compliance, goals and objectives. For more information, please visit TVRMS.com.
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