Allentown-based cybersecurity firm, Netizen Corp. has named Akhil Handa as its new chief operating officer.
Experienced as a senior executive in the federal and defense markets, Handa has had leadership roles and has worked in cybersecurity engineering and management.
He will oversee company operations, strategic relationships and solutions engineering based out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Other leadership changes at the firm include the promotion of Doug Ross to chief strategy officer. He was previously Netizen’s director of business development. Before joining the firm he was president and founder of SPARC LLC and Morgan6 LLC, where he earned more than $1 billion in federal contracts.
He will be based out of Netizen’s Charleston, South Carolina office.
Emily Dietrich Withmer has been promoted to director of human resources and legal affairs. Previously Netizen’s administration officer, Withmer has been an attorney since 2001. She will be based out of Netizen’s Allentown headquarters.