About Us

Ceerus was created to simplify the process of deploying and managing security across all the channels in an organisation. We do that by providing a proven layer of security that can be integrated easily across every part of an enterprise infrastructure to ensure that there is consistent security and compliance across all channels of communication.

Our story

We believe in empowering organisations to take control of their data and privacy on any app, platform, infrastructure.

Our story started with a PhD programme at the University of Bristol in the UK when our founders setup a company, called SQR Systems, to commercialise this research in the defence and national security industries.

The problems we solved and the challenges we faced in military communications were just as relevant for every enterprise organisation that handles digital information of value. Our shared belief in enabling greater control, transparency and ownership of data led to the Ceerus platform.

Our core values are to put the user first in every product we build and making security simple, easy to use and frictionless to the organisation and its users. Our ethos has been to drive better security in society through partnerships and working closely with government, academia and commercial partners to drive the development of security technology and these values can be seen in every Ceerus product we develop.

Meet the team

We are a diverse group of dedicated experts in mobile and network security with a passion and track record in building new ventures in the highest levels of government and enterprise.

Nithin Thomas

CEO
Nithin turned his engineering PhD research into Ceerus, an innovative platform in the field of secure information and communication technologies (ICT). Led by Nithin, Ceerus has been deployed in a variety of regulated industries, including among others defence, national security and financial services.

Rusen Unlu

Operations Manager
Rusen brings over 5 years’ experience working in operational roles coordinating multi-stakeholder projects in a variety of fast moving industries, ranging from technology to retail and catering. Rusen now works with the CEO at SQR Systems to manage operations in the UK and Romania.

James Pickard

Lead Architect
James setup his first IT company at the age of 16 and has 20 years' experience leading teams architecting high-volume transactional applications in the online betting and e-commerce sectors, with principal responsibility for API development and integration.

Vladimir Plotean

Technical Lead
Vladimir has over 10 years of commercial experience architecting and developing mobile apps as well as end-to-end messaging systems. He has worked with cross-functional teams in established companies such as Nokia and Goldman Sachs where he developed enterprise solutions and mobile trading apps with multi-million dollar transactional capabilities.

Rockman Law

Non-executive Director
Rockman is an engineer turned entrepreneur. As a co-founder of SQR Systems, he brings a track record of building companies and teams, delivering growth and engaging with senior stakeholders.

Boon Hui Khoo

Advisor to the Board
Boon Hui Khoo has been involved in law enforcement and national security since he joined the Singapore Police Force in 1977 and served as its Commissioner from 1997 to 2010. He was also INTERPOL President from 2008 to 2012 during which time, the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation was conceived and set up.

Cristobal Conde

Advisor to the Board
Mr. Conde is an active investor in early-stage tech companies, mentoring management teams to help them scale. He has repeatedly been named by Institutional Investor as one of the top 40 Fintech investors globally. He is a senior advisor to Accel, Nyca Partners, and TPG.

David Fairman

Advisor to the Board
David Fairman is an experienced CSO/CISO, strategic advisory, investor and coach. David has extensive experience in the global financial services sector. David is currently the APAC CSO for Netskope, helping customers manage their digital and cyber risk programs in addition to working across industry with the aim of making the digital economy a safer place to do business.

Aneel Lakhani

Advisor to the Board
Aneel Lakhani is a 20+ year veteran of the technology industry. He has worked at enterprise software companies of all sizes in product and marketing leadership roles and today serves as an advisor to both startups and venture capital funds.

Crane VC

Investor
Crane VC is a London-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in European start-ups solving real problems for the enterprise and enterprise workers.