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Logically Appoints 20-Year Cybersecurity Veteran as CEO

He contributed to double-digit revenue growth for the company.

Claudia Adrien

January 19, 2023

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Logically, the managed IT and security service provider, has named Joshua Skeens CEO. Skeens, who previously was Logically’s chief operations officer, brings experience in cybersecurity and IT managed services business operations. Skeens will succeed Michelle Accardi as leader of the organization effective this month.

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Logically’s Michelle Accardi

“Joshua’s customer-centric approach and expert industry knowledge have been invaluable to the evolution of Logically to an integrated MSP/MSSP,” said Accardi. “His leadership in building world-class cybersecurity and service operations directly contributed to double-digit revenue growth in the security division. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of Logically under Joshua’s expert leadership.”

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Skeens joined Logically in 2021 through the acquisition of Cerdant, an MSSP, where he was COO and CTO. At Logically, Skeens has been responsible for leading the managed services, professional services and project management office. He’s also led the company’s dedicated security business unit. Under Skeen’s leadership, Logically increased its customer satisfaction rating to over 98% and its response rate by 300%.

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Logically’s Joshua Skeens

“Logically sits at the forefront of an exciting market opportunity as IT management and cybersecurity readiness are top priorities for companies of all sizes. I am looking forward to leveraging my passion, energy and industry experience to drive this best-in-class, cybersecurity-focused MSP even further,” Skeens said.

Skeens added that over the next two to three years, many MSPs will evolve into MSSPs. If not, they will feel like they got “left behind,” he said.

“At Logically, we’re going to bring the power of our cybersecurity solutions and help our clients not only build great infrastructure to run their businesses but also secure that infrastructure and secure their success moving forward,” Skeens said.

However, MSSPs grapple with the same hurdles other technology organizations face to accomplish their goals: attracting talent.

“We want to build a business where we’re attracting top talent. We’re providing employees time to train, pushing them to go get certifications, empowering them to actually be leaders,” Skeens said. “We really want to be a thought leader in the market. We have a lot of specialized talent already on staff. And we know that if we continue to promote employees, that’s going to draw the attention of others who say, ‘Hey, I want to go work for a company like that.’”

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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