Meet the team
Tor has spent the last 10 years helping organisations build high performing Information Security teams. His experience spans from the development of large-scale recruitment and training programmes to helping Start-ups make the right security hire. His insight is from first hand experience of the real Cyber Security Skills Market.
Sam joined Via Resource in 2011 as the first Consultant. Sam has over 10 years of recruitment experience, all of which have been in the Information and Cyber Security field. Covering a full range of Information Security roles including GRC, Data Protection and Security Operations. Sam’s main specialism is in Security Operations, Incident Response & Security Engineering. Where he has placed over 100s of candidates in the industry and built relationships with teams globally. Certifications inclue CertRR, CertRP and Diploma in Recruitment Management.
James has over 11 years’ experience recruiting within technical markets, and in the last 9 years has been leading recruitment programmes in Cyber and Information Security. James has delivered permanent and interim security hires globally across various verticals including: Red Teaming, GRC, Cloud Security and consulting positions. He has been externally recognised within the industry for the success his teams have had within security and has partnered and co-founded security industry bodies aimed to enhance the standards of recruitment within security. His experience and passion for security is complemented with the existing track record that Via Resource have within the market. James joined Via Resource in 2019 as one of the most respected, highly regarded and established security recruitment businesses in the UK with the vision to grow the business and become a true leader in Security.
President - Americas
Kris Rides is the President of America’s for Via Resource – a Cybersecurity Staffing company, and the Founder of Tiro Security – a Cybersecurity professional services firm.
He is one of the original founding Board Members of the Southern California Cloud Security Alliance Chapter, the previous President, and an honorary board member. He chairs the Industry advisory board for the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCYTE) and is an advisory board member to The Cyber Helpine, Washington States Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, as well as for the non-profit; GRC for Intelligent Ecosystems (GRCIE).
When it comes to cyber security staffing Kris is recognized as one of the most experienced specialists in the industry. He has spoken at some of the most prestigious conferences in our industry, including DEFCON, INFOSEC WORLD, RSA, BSidesLV, and the (ISC)² Congress.
Adu has been recruiting solely in the cyber security sector since 2014 whilst working for Via Resource since October 2020. Adu focuses exclusively on penetration testing working with an array of national and international testing teams. Adu has nurtured numerous consultants in their search for new roles and has focused on positions ranging from entry level roles through to strategic leadership roles whilst working with a number of industry renowned subject matter experts.
Cyber Security Recruiter
Chrissy has recruited in cyber security for over 4 years and joined us as Recruiter #1 in our US team. Chrissy has built expert teams from beginner to executive level across every specialty including application security, security operations, and GRC. Chrissy has a reputation for building authentic long-term relationships with candidates and hiring managers through her people-first mentality. A late diagnosed ADHD herself, Chrissy is an advocate for women and neurodivergent talent in cyber security. Her happiest workdays are spent coaching top talent to succeed and land killer offers.
Outside of work, you’ll find Chrissy teaching yoga, at the beach or hiking with her Aussie Shepherd, or continuing her insatiable quest to understand human psychology. On a perfect day, she’s doing all three at once!
Steve joined Via Resource two years ago, having spent the previous 4 years working solely in the Information/Cyber Security sector recruiting roles such as Information Security Manager, Security Architect, Security Engineers and Security Analysts.
Steve now solely focuses on GRC positions for Via Resource and has experience managing the end-to-end recruitment process for organisations nationwide with roles covering all facets of Governance, Risk & Compliance both contract and permanent.
As well as this Steve gained a National Diploma Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 in Recruitment and is CertRP certified.
Agne joined Via Resource with nearly two years of Cyber Security recruitment experience and in the Algorithmic Technology and Quantitative Trading space. She has placed candidates from mid to senior-level roles across the UK, US, and Middle East markets.
Having worked with roles in all areas of Cyber Security technical and non-technical, Agne is comfortable covering a wide range of roles including Offensive/Defensive Security, GRC, Security Engineering, Security Operations and Cloud Security.
Outside of work, she’s an avid traveller and gym go-er and is always up for a new challenge.
Amira joins Via Resource with one years’ experience recruiting penetration testers in the UK market. With now focusing on recruitment in the Benelux, French and Swiss market. Amira specialises in recruiting in the offensive and defensive security, as well as application security and GRC.
When she is not recruiting, Amira has a love to read about feminism and discuss how we can make the cyber security industry a better place for everyone. Amira also practices boxing and is a huge fan of music and movies. Amira is also a polyglot, speaking FIVE languages (English, French, Italian, Arabic and Spanish) with her new challenge is to learn a sixth language.
Jon joins Via Resource with a year of recruitment experience in the Cyber Security market, where he specialises in Security Engineering and DFIR.
Having placed candidates from Senior Manager Security Engineering to mid-level in highly regulated industries such as finance; Jon has built a comprehensive understanding of both candidate and client needs and addresses each role, and person, on an individual basis to find the perfect fit.
As an avid Star Wars fan, you will often see or hear Jon making connections and references to cyber security. Jon has ADHD and is an avid supporter of neurodivergent talent in the work place.
Pritika has over six years of marketing experience with a Level 6 CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing. Pritika is an experience and energetic Marketing Manager that has effectively managed marketing projects from conception to completion. Pritika currently works closely with the Via Resource team to execute campaigns whilst increasing brand awareness and leads.