Verona, April 11, 2022 - HWG, Italy’s leading cybersecurity company is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Barkmeijer and Peter Mesker as members of its board of directors. This announcement follows the investment HWG received from technology private equity fund, Investcorp Technology Partners (“ITP”).
With these important changes, HWG now has a clear goal: to become the independent Cybersecurity leader in Europe.
Marco Barkmeijer and Peter Mesker are the former co-founders of cybersecurity company SecureLink, where they held the position of CEO and CTO, respectively. Under their leadership, SecureLink grew from a start-up into a European market leader, active in ten countries, employing more than 650 people and with a turnover of c. €250 million. In 2019 SecureLink was acquired by Orange and it is now part of the Orange Cyberdefense unit.
Marco Barkmeijer commented "I am impressed with HWG's technology expertise, team and the Cyber Defense Center services they have built in the Italian market. Together with ITP and the HWG team, I look forward to 'conquering' Europe and building the market leader in Cybersecurity in Southern Europe."
"For HWG this is an important year and the partnership with ITP will help us to reach our full potential," says Enrico Orlandi CEO of HWG, "2022 started already with a strong growth and we are investing heavily in staff, in the adoption of increasingly cutting-edge technologies and to strengthen our capabilities to always be a step ahead of bad actors. The goals are clear and well defined, to position ourselves as a leading Cybersecurity company in Europe. With the strategic contribution from Marco and Peter I’m confident we will be able to replicate the success of SecureLink as well as of many other companies part of ITP’s family."
HWG is a leading provider of advanced cyber security solutions with a Security Operation Center equipped with the best security technologies. Within the SOC, our security experts monitor clients' digital environments 24/7, always ready to detect and counter cyber attacks.