Pulsant, leading UK provider of specialist hybrid cloud services, has announced the appointment of Hazel Freeman to the position of head of business advisory services for its burgeoning professional services practice. Freeman’s role includes furthering the growth of the professional services practice, while also focusing on developing IT risk compliance and consultation around aligning IT and business strategy.
Freeman joins Pulsant from Arthur J Gallagher’s where she served as IT compliance manager tasked with implementing a new risk framework for the company’s international business, managing SOX compliance and external auditing.
Todd Whaley, director of professional services, Pulsant says: “The professional services has undergone tremendous growth over the past few months and, as a result, we identified the need for an accomplished IT professional to lead our business advisory services.
“Hazel is the perfect complement to the practice and we’re delighted to welcome her on board. With her varied roles within the industry, strength in IT risk and compliance, and experience in the financial services industry, she brings a great depth of expertise to Pulsant, with both the practice itself and our customers benefiting.”
In a career spanning almost twenty years, Freeman has worked for a number of well-known organisations. This includes the Royal and Sun Alliance (RSA) group where she fulfilled a number of roles in her eight-year tenure, including information security manager and IT audit and compliance consultant.
Freeman is a Prince II practitioner, with a CISM (certified information security manager) qualification and ITIL accreditations. She is based out of Pulsant’s London office.
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Pulsant is one of the UK’s leading providers of hybrid cloud solutions with a core focus on network connectivity, security and integration. Since its establishment in 1995, Pulsant has demonstrated tremendous growth and currently serves more than 4,000 customers – mid-size organisations in both the private and public sector – across a variety of industries.
The company operates an interconnected fabric between its 15 data centres and other hybrid cloud services providers ensuring its customers have access to secure, high performance connectivity across the UK. In addition, Pulsant has a strong global presence delivering its services for customers across continents.
Pulsant holds a number of accreditations, including ISO27001, PCI DSS and BSI CSA Star for cloud security. The company is also on the G-Cloud framework and was awarded the Royal Warrant as a provider of hosted IT and data centre services to the Royal household.
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