CEO and Managing Director
Global COO & US President
Chief Financial Officer
Global Chief Architect
Daniel Lai is the CEO and Managing Director of archTIS. Lai leverages his extensive industry experience implementing organisational change to address the information security challenges government and businesses confront today in a rapidly evolving cyber environment.
Over his career, he has successfully led IT initiatives including the Security Enterprise Architecture for the Single Information Environment for the Department of Defence, spearheading enterprise change as the National Manager for Service Delivery for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, and restructuring and implementing enterprise ITIL services for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Lai is a regular speaker at industry events and has been featured in the Financial Review, the Australian and CIO magazine.
As Global COO and US President of archTIS and Nucleus Cyber, Kurt Mueffelmann brings over 25 years of technology leadership to the companies. He brings his passion for start-ups, and proven strategies for scaling go to market efforts and achieving hyper revenue growth to the role.
Mueffelmann has overseen the growth and sale of four technology companies and earned two Deloitte Fast 500 company awards at previous companies. He has served as CEO of Cryptzone, HiSoftware (acquired by Cryptzone), Create!form International (acquired by Bottomline Technologies), and RealWord (acquired by Microsoft Great Plains). Mueffelmann was Vice President and General Manager of both the Document Output Solutions and Business Process Solutions divisions of Bottomline Technologies where he was responsible for over $40 million in profitable revenue while broadening the product lines and expanding the distribution model.
Mueffelmann has served on the advisory boards of numerous companies and professional organizations within the technology industry. He holds a BA degree in economics and political science from Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Kylie Sheather is the Chief Financial Officer of archTIS. With extensive knowledge of software as a service companies, Sheather has held senior financial roles for medium and large listed companies. Sheather’s strong project management, associated process re-engineering and change management skills support the Company’s expansion goals.
Sheather most recently served as TechnologyOne Director of Finance and Business Partnering. Her prior roles include Group Financial Controller at ASX-listed engineering services company LogiCamms and held a number of senior roles at Boom Logistics.
Tony Howell brings extensive domain expertise in information management, security and architecture to the role of archTIS’ Global Chief Architect, Defence and Intelligence. Howell specializes in data-centric capabilities and emergent technologies including ABAC, Cloud, AI, ML and analytics platforms. In his career, he has delivered successful technology outcomes to Australian Government organisations in the Defence, Law Enforcement and Intelligence sectors. His previous roles include Director, Consulting Data Practice and Director, Consulting Data Modernisation Practice at Deloitte, Senior Information System Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Information Systems Architect at Hewlett Packard Australia, and independent consulting engagements with Australian government agencies.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Software Engineer
Chief Marketing Officer
Vice President & General Manager Asia Pacific
As CTO Thomas Myerscough is responsible for managing archTIS’ technical strategy, service management, and relationships with key technology partners. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, with 20 years in Federal Government technology. In this time, he successfully delivered projects from design to implementation and support for the Australian Department of Defence, Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Finance and Deregulation. His government and subsequent private industry experience gives Myerscough a deep breadth of expertise from which to call upon to innovate archTIS technology platforms and ensure seamless client delivery.
As the Chief Software Engineer of archTIS, Leigh Rowland is responsible for driving the evolution of the company’s technology to provide secure collaboration and seamless integration into supported platforms. Under his leadership, NC Protect has expanded from its core strength of protecting documents in SharePoint on-premises, to extend the same capabilities to cloud document management platforms, including SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, and Nutanix, as well as the protection of Exchange emails.
He began his career at Xerox and has been involved in a series of successful startups as a consultant and development leader, including Nucleus Cyber, Cyxtera, Cryptzone (acquired by Cyxtera), and Create!form International. Rowland earned Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of York.
Irena Mroz is CMO of archTIS. She is responsible for defining the company’s branding, demand generation and public relations. An innovative strategist with impeccable attention to detail, Mroz leverages more than 20 years of B2B marketing expertise to direct the company’s marketing strategy and communications programs.
Mroz has built her successful career by empowering start-ups and public software companies to exceed growth objectives through successful demand generation programs, product positioning, high profile events and product evangelism. She served as VP of Marketing at several cybersecurity start-ups including data-centric security company Nucleus Cyber (acquired by archTIS) and Infocyte, a malware and threat hunting solution. As the SVP of Marketing for Cryptzone’s network and application security solutions and the VP of Marketing for HiSoftware, a provider of compliance and security solutions acquired by Cryptzone, she led the integration of the two global marketing organizations, while managing development of all strategic marketing programs and communications for the joint entity. Her previous roles include senior marketing positions at Bottomline Technologies and Create!form International.
Mroz holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Boston University’s College of Communication.
Matthew Kluken has 27 years experience in the Information and Communication Technologies Industry in Sales, Marketing, Technical and Customer Experience in Australian ICT and large multinational technology and advisory companies such as Gartner, NetApp, CA Technologies and Oracle.
As Vice President & General Manager Asia Pacific, Kluken’s primary focus is building archTIS’ presence with global Defence, Intelligence, Federal and State Governments and Defence Industry companies, as well as building and growing our partner eco-system supporting these markets, both within the Asia Pacific region.
People & Corporate Services Manager
Customer Experience Manager
As People & Corporate Services Manager, Danielle Harman overseas all aspects of People & Culture, as well as the administration of the Corporate Services function to support the needs of the business and promote company values. She previously served as Head of Workplace for Fupay, where she was responsible for the end to end employee experience including recruitment, drafting of policy and procedures, employee performance and offboarding. Prior to that she supported the Corporate Services team at TechnologyOne, gaining experience working with Finance, Legal and Risk, IT and Facilities Management. Harman holds a Diploma in Project Management from Upskilled.
Marcelle Newbound is focused on optimizing the customer experience to drive satisfaction and product proficiency for successful implementations and long-term relationships. She has over 18 years of experience working in the Information and Communication Technologies sector across multi-national companies, including Deloitte, Thales and Peoplebank. Newbound’s experience spans across driving strategy, maturing process and policy, creating customer onboarding and training and Account Management.