Horangi names ex-Gemini CISO Jim Rouse its new VP of Cyber Operations

Former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Gemini, Jim Rouse joins Horangi as VP of Cyber Operations to oversee the company’s portfolio of offensive and strategic cybersecurity services.

Horangi has announced the hiring of Jim Rouse as the new Vice President of Cyber Operations. In his capacity, Jim will build a world-class cybersecurity team and help customers to tackle their most complex and challenging cybersecurity problems while achieving their business outcomes. Jim was most recently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Gemini, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Prior to Gemini, he was Director of Investigations and Analysis at Sony. Jim has also held roles with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 

Jim will be overseeing Horangi's diverse portfolio of offensive and strategic cybersecurity services including Penetration Testing, Network Vulnerability Assessment, Cybersecurity Assessment and vCISO as he brings more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience spanning regulatory compliance, cyber investigation, insider threats and cloud security.

“We are thrilled and honoured to welcome Jim to the team,” said Paul Hadjy. “He is a highly respected CISO who has built and led multiple professional teams in the world’s largest organizations. As Horangi’s business – in both our products and services – continues to grow, Jim’s deep expertise makes him an invaluable asset to the company, in a world where businesses are looking at cyberattacks from multiple angles. I am confident that with his leadership and multi-disciplinary experience, our customers will be able to streamline and shed years off their organisational and capabilities development.”

On his new appointment, Jim said, “I am very excited to be joining the team at Horangi. At its core, security, whether it is information security or physical security, is a people problem. As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, we will be better placed to protect our clients and organizations from threats if we understand people and their behaviour better. I look forward to using my extensive experience as a CISO to build a world-class cybersecurity team to complement Horangi’s offerings and help the company reach new heights.” 

Paul Hadjy
Paul Hadjy

Paul is a technology visionary working across the US, Middle East, Singapore, Korea, and New Zealand to build business in both the private and public sectors. Paul spent over 6 years at Palantir and was the Head of Information Security at Grab.

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