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KeyData Enters New Chapter in its Growth with Appointment of Dustin Hoff as CEO; Rosa Caputo Transitions to Executive Chairman & Chairman of the Board


September 18, 2023 – Toronto, Canada, KeyData Associates Inc. (KeyData) announced today that Rosa Caputo, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of KeyData will transition to the new roles of Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, and following an extensive search, Dustin Hoff has been appointed as KeyData’s new Chief Executive Officer.

The addition of Hoff brings further depth and experience to the KeyData leadership team and will help drive the continued strong growth of the company both in Canada and the United States. As incoming CEO, Hoff will focus on the continued execution of KeyData’s strategic plans, maintaining the strong and supportive company culture and the creation of stakeholder value.

With its long-standing reputation for excellence in both Identity Security services and customer satisfaction, KeyData has achieved a market-leading position in Canada, while delivering outstanding financial performance. KeyData’s extensive list of large enterprise clients includes all levels of Government, Banking, Insurance, Telecom, Energy/Utilities, Pipelines, Healthcare and other critical infrastructure sectors. Caputo said, “I am proud of our many achievements at KeyData. We have built an extensive enterprise customer base; secured many companies and citizens across the country from cyber threats and risks; developed a reputation for service excellence and long-standing customer loyalty; built a strong delivery team that is second-to-none in the industry; and delivered amazing earnings growth year over year. I am especially proud of our extremely talented team that has enabled our success, many of whom have been with us since the beginning. It has been an honour to work alongside them. There is still considerable growth potential ahead for KeyData and we are very excited for the future.”

“I am delighted to welcome Dustin to KeyData to continue implementing our strategic growth plan, and to entrust him with the future of KeyData. He shares our vision and passion for KeyData. He has proven leadership skills, extensive IAM expertise and experience leading global cybersecurity teams, particularly in the U.S. market which will support the company’s growth across North America,” said Caputo.

Hoff comes to KeyData from his previous role as a Global Partner at IBM Cybersecurity Consulting Services. A seasoned executive, he brings more than two decades of experience growing cybersecurity businesses and advising clients on Digital Identity trends and leading practices.

“I want to sincerely thank Rosa and the KeyData team for welcoming me throughout this process and empowering me to lead the company into its bright future,” said Hoff. “I am thrilled to be part of the KeyData Team, and I look forward to continuing the work of further cementing KeyData’s place as an industry leader in identity security services across North America.”

About KeyData

KeyData provides the complete scope of identity security services, encompassing advisory/strategy, assessments, systems integration, managed services and cloud security. KeyData’s expert resources work closely with clients to assist them in reducing risks to their critical infrastructure; protecting their “crown jewels” and sensitive data from unauthorized access and cyber threats; enabling digital transformation; protecting citizen/consumer privacy; and addressing regulatory and governance requirements.

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