Cyber security leader adds Fortune 500 exec to its leadership team
VikingCloud, a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions, has announced the appointment of Tracey Luehring as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Tracey brings her considerable expertise in enterprise-wide financial and transformation management to drive VikingCloud’s ambitious growth strategy. Her impressive track record of achievements in driving business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and financial planning and analysis, was garnered through hugely successful stints at two Fortune 500 companies, where she oversaw double-digit rises in stock prices and consistently outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500 benchmarks under her tenures.
Commenting on the appointments, Robert McCullen, Chief Executive Officer of VikingCloud, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Tracey to the VikingCloud executive team. Her dynamic and incisive leadership style is reflected in the strong financial results she’s delivered, and I am delighted that she brings her extensive experience in business transformation to our growing company. VikingCloud is at a pivotal moment in its growth journey, and we have ambitious plans for our future. With Tracey’s strategic foresight, I am confident that we have the best team in place to accelerate VikingCloud’s momentum as the go-to name for securing millions of businesses around the world.”
Tracey joins VikingCloud from conglomerate Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), where she served as Global CFO of its Work Dynamics unit. At JLL, Tracey successfully managed a global team of 1,600 colleagues and executed against organic and inorganic growth models that consistently delivered EBITDA growth of 20%+, Tracey also served as the CFO of the JJL Technologies division, which included setting up the growth infrastructure for driving rapid expansion through mergers & acquisitions and internal development of their SaaS revenue business. Prior to JLL, Tracey spent 10 years at Aon in a succession of business partnering, FP&A and strategic senior financial roles. During her tenure at Aon, Tracey delivered a financial turnaround of $510 million in revenues, and managed and restructured a global finance team following a series of acquisitions. She obtained a core finance foundation in investment banking and commercial lending prior to shifting over to corporate finance
Tracey holds an MBA from Northwestern – Kellogg School of Management and a BBA from University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Tracey’s appointment is the latest strategic senior hire for VikingCloud in recent weeks, following the additions of Gregory Leos as Chief Revenue Officer, and Paul Arceneaux as Vice President Product Management in April this year.
News of Tracey’s appointment comes at a time of rapid change for the global cyber security market. In 2021, the total number of cyberattacks increased by 50% year-on-year, with education, research and healthcare hit hardest. As cyber threat actors refine their techniques and leverage machine learning and automation, the number and impacts of attacks is only likely to grow. VikingCloud aims to meet these challenges head on, building on its recent momentum as it delivers enhanced solutions to clients of all sizes throughout 2022 and beyond.