Align Appoints Vinod Paul as President of Align Managed Services

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Align, the leading global provider of technology infrastructure solutions and Managed IT Services, announces the appointment of Vinod Paul as President of Align Managed Services, effective immediately. In his new role, Vinod will continue to drive the strategic direction, expansion, and profitability of Align’s managed services portfolio, including cloud solutions, cybersecurity, and tailored products designed for the financial services community. Vinod’s vision and leadership will be instrumental in shaping the company’s growth strategy, while overseeing client services, technology and thought leadership in both the financial services and Managed Services industries. 

Vinod joined Align in 2017 and has since served as Chief Operating Officer, before being appointed as President. Under his leadership, Align has expanded its global customer base and broadened its managed services offerings in the financial services sector. In 2023, Align was named MSP of the Year by Channel Futures and was ranked 60th in the global MSP 501 list. Other accolades include Best Cloud Services Provider by Hedgeweek, CRN’s Triple Crown Award by Channel Co. and more – click here to view our full list of awards.

Vinod has more than 20 years of experience in the Managed Services industry, with a proven track record of delivering innovative and customer-centric solutions. Prior to Align, he held senior leadership roles at several global IT firms, including ECI, IBM Global Services, Lucent Technologies, and Tyco Submarine Systems. In 2022, he received the honor of being included in Channel Futures’ Most Influential MSP leaders of 2022 List. Vinod was also recognized as a 2023 Honoree by Help for Children (HFC). Founded with a mission to make a profound difference in the lives of children in need, HFC is a renowned charitable organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse for youth across the globe.

“Vinod is a visionary leader who has transformed our managed services business and delivered exceptional results for our customers and the broader financial services industry,” said Jim Dooling, CEO and President of Align Communications. “He has a deep understanding of the market dynamics, customer needs, and technology trends that impact our industry. I am confident he will continue to drive growth and innovation for our managed services division and for Align.”

“I am honored and excited to take on this new role and lead our talented and dedicated team of managed services professionals,” said Vinod. “Align is renowned for delivering top-notch and cost-efficient IT solutions and managed services to clients within the financial services sector. I am enthusiastic about actively contributing to our continued success, enhancing value for our customers, partners, and team members alike. Our dedication is to cultivate enduring partnerships with our clients, and I am excited to collaborate with our leaders to ensure an unparalleled client experience as a leading managed services provider.”

About Align

Align is a premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions. For over 36 years, leading firms worldwide have relied on Align to guide them through IT challenges, delivering complete, secure solutions for business change and growth. Align is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Arizona, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia.

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