Anil Varghese Joins Targetbase as Chief Security Officer; Continues Targetbase’s Commitment to Information Security

DALLAS--()--Targetbase, a leading U.S.-based Customer Engagement Agency and Marketing Services Provider (MSP) known for its data-driven, customer-centric approach, today announced that Anil Varghese has joined the agency as Chief Security Officer.

Varghese will be responsible for defining, consulting and monitoring compliance with security best practices for Targetbase’s customer information systems that are managed on behalf of clients at our secure data centers.

According to Targetbase Chief Technology Officer Peter Kulupka, as clients respond to new regulations and increasing public sensitivity to how consumer information is managed, Varghese has exactly the data experience that Targetbase needs.

“Staying abreast of best practices in security and anticipating what’s ahead are of utmost importance to our clients. Having credentialed professionals to lead this effort is critical and Anil comes to Targetbase well versed and well prepared to ensure our security practices continue to stay one step ahead,” explained Kulupka.

Varghese understands the challenges he is up against and is ready to rise to the occasion. “In today’s business environment, it is essential that companies instill confidence in the marketplace with their vigilant attention and focus on security of data. I will continue to build upon Targetbase’s efforts related to enterprise security strategies and plans to ensure corporate risk management goals are achieved,” noted Varghese.

Varghese joins Targetbase from American Express where he was responsible for setting strategic direction on IT risk, security, compliance, and privacy matters, performed security due diligence on mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, established SAS-70/SSAE-16 processes and developed business continuity and disaster recovery programs. Prior to Amex, Varghese served in thought leadership capabilities with Texas Guaranteed, Sony Electronics-Americas, and began his career with Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young consulting with Fortune 500 clients. He holds many industry certifications, most notably Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification, PGP Cryptography Certification, NSA-IAM National Security Agency-INFOSEC Assessment Methodology. Varghese is an active member of the information security/assurance community, including roles as a presenter/speaker to ISSA, InfraGard, ISACA, and the FBI.

Targetbase is a full-service consumer engagement agency that offers clients the unique opportunity to realize the maximum value of consumers. Working with clients at leading companies, Targetbase creates solutions that identify not only where to invest marketing dollars but which channels are best used to engage and motivate consumers to take action. Targetbase has proven expertise in database management and analysis, business intelligence, insight-driven communications, and complete campaign design and deployment. World-class creative and communications development combined with industry-leading data analytics puts Targetbase in the position to react quickly and intelligently to changing market dynamics and customer needs.

Targetbase was cited as a leader by Forrester Research, Inc. in its January 12, 2011, Forrester Wave report, “The Forrester Wave™: US Database Marketing Service Providers, Q1 2011.” Among the vendors evaluated, Targetbase received the highest overall ratings in three categories related to its current service offering: analytics, execution and fulfillment, and services and support. In addition, Targetbase received the second-highest rating for its customer feedback, and was among the top-rated firms in terms of management team.

About Targetbase

Targetbase is a leading customer intelligence and engagement agency. As a data-driven marketing agency, Targetbase’s foundation and expertise lies in its ability to understand and leverage data from across all of the channels where today’s consumers engage to grow more profitable customer relationships for clients. For more information, visit www.targetbase.com. Targetbase is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Contacts

Targetbase
Peter Kulupka, 972-506-3618
peter.kulupka@targetbase.com

Anil Varghese, Chief Security Officer, Targetbase (Photo: Business Wire)

Anil Varghese, Chief Security Officer, Targetbase (Photo: Business Wire)

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Targetbase
Peter Kulupka, 972-506-3618
peter.kulupka@targetbase.com