Local Tech Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – , a privately held network and data security consulting and services firm, has hired Bob Pickens as its president and chief operating officer.

Pickens, a veteran executive in the Triangle, most recently was director of entrepreneurship for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Secure Enterprise Computing is planning to expand its operations across the southeast.

“Bob’s breadth of experience, business skills and integrity are unmatched,” said Randall Bennett, the company’s chief executive officer and co-founder. “We are extremely proud and excited to have him as a key member of our management team.”

Pickens has also worked at Interactive Magic, CDV Software Entertainment USA, Virtual Heroes and First Research. He has helped lead firms through fund-raising as well as acquisitions.

“Secure Enterprise Computing has a solid core of talented individuals that will serve as the foundation for future growth strategy, and I think there’s a great opportunity to grow this business as the demand for security services increases among organizations,” Pickens said.

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