Vinod Paul, Chief Operating Officer, Align
With more than 20 years of extensive experience in financial services and technology, Vinod Paul is chief operating officer at Align, where he is responsible for spearheading the strategic development of Align's managed services offerings, including overseeing Align Cybersecurity™, a comprehensive solution for cybersecurity risk management. Additionally, Vinod plays a pivotal role in nurturing senior client relationships within the alternative asset management community, offering ongoing guidance on industry best practices and emerging trends in managed services. Renowned as an influential figure in the financial services sector, Paul previously held leadership positions at ECI, a prominent global provider of managed IT services. Prior to this, he served as a director of technical services at Martin Progressive, where he oversaw an engineering team supporting 6,000 customers. He also worked as a management and engineering consultant for esteemed organizations such as IBM Global Services, Lucent Technologies, Tyco Submarine Systems and Penguin Putnam Publishing. In 2022, Paul received the honor of being included in Channel Futures' Most Influential MSP leaders of 2022 List.