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Vinod Paul

President, Align Managed Services

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With over 20 years of extensive experience in financial services and technology, Vinod Paul serves in the role of President, Align Managed Services. As President, Vinod is responsible for spearheading the strategic development of Align's Managed Services offerings, including overseeing Align Cybersecurity™, a comprehensive solution for cybersecurity risk management. Additionally, Vinod plays a pivotal role in nurturing senior client relationships within the alternative asset management community, offering ongoing guidance on industry best practices and emerging trends in Managed Services.

Renowned as an influential figure in the financial services sector, Vinod previously held leadership positions at ECI, a prominent global provider of Managed IT Services. During his 13-year tenure as Managing Director, he led customer-facing engagements, focusing on service delivery and business development on a global scale. Under his guidance, ECI solidified its position as a premier Managed Service provider in the financial services realm, expanding its operations into Europe and Asia. Prior to this, Vinod served as a director of technical services at Martin Progressive, where he oversaw an engineering team supporting 6,000 customers. He also worked as a management and engineering consultant for esteemed organizations such as IBM Global Services, Lucent Technologies, Tyco Submarine Systems, and Penguin Putnam Publishing.

Vinod has demonstrated his expertise through numerous placements in industry-relevant publications such as Forbes, Channel Futures, Hedgeweek, and Private Equity Wire. As an active speaker in the fields of managed services leadership, cybersecurity, financial services, and technology, Vinod has been recognized and celebrated for his contributions. In 2022, he received the honor of being included in Channel Futures' Most Influential MSP leaders of 2022 List. Vinod actively contributes to the client advisory boards of two cybersecurity firms, Adlumin and Cavelo. He also participates as a member in the exclusive Cybersecurity MSP Peer Group, a community facilitated by Channel Futures. Moreover, Vinod is a member of The Channel Co's CRN Inclusive Channel Leadership Network (ILN), a community dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the IT channel and tech industry.

Vinod pursued his education in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, and he actively engages with various charitable associations. He has served on the global board of directors for Help for Children/Hedge Funds Care, a worldwide nonprofit committed to preventing and treating child abuse. Currently, Vinod continues to serve as technology advisor for the organization. He also serves as a board technology advisor to MercyFirst, a not-for-profit human and social service agency that has been providing support to children and families in need since 1894.   

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Award Vinod Paul, Honored for Dedication to Help for Children

In partnership with the Alternative Investment industry, Help for Children (HFC), is a distinguished charitable foundation which focuses on preventing and treating child abuse.  Vinod Paul, has been recognized as a 2023 Honoree by the foundation.
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GRC Outlook The Managed Security Edition

Align was recently named the Top Managed Security Solution Provider by GRC Outlook, and has been featured on the cover of the lastest issue of their magazine. Read the featured article by clicking below, where you can learn more about Align's cutting edge Managed Services solutions, including cybersecurity.

Award Vinod Paul Honored on Channel Futures Most Influential MSP Leaders of 2022 List

Vinod Paul has been recognized by Channel Futures on the Most Influential MSPs of 2022 list. The list recognizes these individuals as leaders who demonstrated steady leadership and truly moved the needle this year. 

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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. 

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.

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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.

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. 

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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.


“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