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Vinod Paul

Chief Operating Officer

Vinod Paul

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Vinod Paul brings over 20 years of in-depth financial services and technology experience to his role as Align’s Chief Operating Officer. Vinod’s responsibilities include the strategic development of Align’s Managed Services offerings, including oversight of Align Cybersecurity™, the company's comprehensive cybersecurity risk management solution. In his current role, Vinod is also responsible for managing senior client relationships with alternative asset managers, providing ongoing guidance with respect to industry best practices and forward-looking trends in Managed Services.

Widely known as a luminary in the financial services sector, Vinod previously led and innovated a leading Global Managed IT Service provider in its customer-facing engagements, including service delivery and business development on a global basis. Over his 13 years as Managing Director, Vinod helped establish this firm as a premier Managed Service provider in the financial services space. Prior to that, Vinod was a director of technical services for Martin Progressive where he supervised an engineering staff supporting 6,000 customers, as well as a management and engineering consultant to IBM Global Services, Lucent Technologies, Tyco Submarine Systems and Penguin Putnam Publishing.

Vinod serves on the global board of directors for Help for Children/Hedge Funds Care, a worldwide nonprofit dedicated to supporting efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. He attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.

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GRC Outlook Cybersecurity: Solved and Simplified

Align was recently named the Top Managed Security Provider by GRC Outlook, and has been featured on the cover of their magazine. Check out the featured article highlighting Align's managed IT solutions and the importance of partnering with the right MSP to support your firm.

Adlumin's Cyber Tide Podcast Managed Services Keeping Up with the Changing Financial Services World

Listen as Vinod Paul and other experts roll up their sleeves to examine how cybersecurity and IT blend. And what managed service providers are doing to keep up with the daily changing corporate eco-system and threat landscape. "Twenty  years ago, what the hedge fund footprint looked like, is very different than what is looks like today," Vinod Paul states. 


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Channel Futures The Hybrid Workforce is Up Against a Much Larger Threat Vector

Cybersecurity is no longer just a standard business baseline—it's now a legal requirement for most industries. Align COO Vinod Paul shares how to implement best cyber practices at both the enterprise and employee level.

Forbes 13 Bad Habits That Can Compromise Company Tech Devices & Cybersecurity

Bad tech habits can compromise the performance and longevity of your devices and endanger your (and your company’s) sensitive information. Learn how to protect your devices.

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Insight Success Magazine Top 10 Best Performing Managed Service Provider

Align Managed Services was recently named Top 10 Best Performing Managed Services Providers by Insight Success Magazine. See how Align is defining Best of Breed Managed Services in the latest article featuring Vinod Paul. 


“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC