Accenture, a global professional services company, has hired a team that was formerly of Sargon Solutions in Rochester Hills, a firm that provided consulting and implementation services for integrated risk management. The team will be based in Accenture’s Detroit office.
The move will help Accenture Security accelerate its integrated risk management security capabilities globally. The team from Sargon has expertise in governance, risk, and compliance; security operations; vendor risk management; information technology risk management; audit management; and compliance management. It has completed hundreds of projects across the financial, manufacturing, technology, health care, retail, insurance, and telecommunications industries.
“This team of highly skilled professionals has a shared vision and the power to help scale our offerings in risk management, which help organizations assess their security postures while addressing market volatility and regulatory requirements,” says Rex Thexton, managing director, global applied cybersecurity services lead at Accenture Security. “Together we can provide clients with the best team to address their challenges in governance, risk, and compliance.”
Paul Sturr and Jeff Recor, co-founders of Sargon, will act as managing directors at Accenture Security.
“We couldn’t be more excited to join such a powerhouse in the security industry,” says Recor, who is also former president of Sargon. “The team at Accenture Security is focused on long-term growth and significantly expanding on the same work we are passionate about. We look forward the success we’ll have together under one roof.”
Accenture offers services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. It has experience and skills across more than 40 industries and 492,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.
Accenture Security offers a global network of cybersecurity labs, industry understanding, and services including strategy and risk management, cyber defense, digital identity, application security, and managed security.