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July 13, 2023

Veteran IT executive Eddy Ciliendo joins 21CS (formerly 21st Century Software) as Vice President of Business Development.   In this newly created position, Ciliendo will define and lead 21CS’s corporate strategy, fostering trusted partnerships and new product development for clients in the Z/OS ecosystem and beyond.

Ciliendo comes to 21CS with more than 23 years’ experience in Mainframe and Cloud Computing strategy, including key positions at IBM and Swiss Re.  He begins his new role this month and will report directly to 21CS CEO Nicholas Pachnos.

“Eddy has helped organizations around the world become disruptors in the digital transformation of their respective industries. We’re thrilled to have him on Board,” said Pachnos, announcing Ciliendo’s hiring. “Whether it’s modernizing core IT systems, applying AI and Machine Learning to gain critical business insights, or deploying innovative cloud architectures, Eddy is passionate about what he does and sharing his expertise.”

Ciliendo most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer for Model 9, where he was responsible for the company’s long-term technology strategy, go-to market deployment and key marketing partnerships.  Ciliendo’s background has made him a thought leader on hybrid cloud solutions and cyber resiliency.

“The addition of such a proven executive to the leadership of 21C signals the intent of the business to super charge growth” says Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader, Futurum Group. “Eddy Ciliendo is an established and visionary leader and has demonstrably driven growth wherever he has been, I fully expect this track record to continue at 21CS”.

“When I received the call from 21CS to use the varied experience from my entire career, it was a pivotal moment that I could not resist,” Ciliendo said. “I look forward to amplify 21CS’s core competencies and will continue to look at new ways to grow their business.”

Look for Ciliendo’s impact on 21CS’s growing business by expanding its partnerships and technology portfolio.

21CS delivers innovative solutions essential for mission-critical operations across the business and IT spectrum.  Since being founded nearly 20 years ago, the company is recognized for its leadership in developing  software that ensure data protection, recovery, and migration, and comprehensive performance capacity planning.

21CS has relied on their strong partnership with IBM to develop and enhance products that meet current market needs and modernization trends.  The relationship continues to grow where 21CS has been entrusted to develop market critical products for IBM’s portfolio. 21CS high performance and reputable technical expertise within the organization has earned 21CS Silver Partnership Status with IBM.



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