Say hello to our newest leader!
Michelle Accardi officially joined the Liongard team today as our new CEO. Her addition marks a pivotal moment in our history and will help drive the next phase of growth and product enhancements.
She succeeds our Co-Founder Joe Alapat, whose founding vision guided the team to accomplish amazing outcomes as CEO. Today, Joe begins his journey as CTO, helping drive innovation and plans to work closely with our MSP partners as they navigate the increasingly complex modern business landscape.
Under Joe’s leadership, we have grown to a strong market leadership position. We now face a unique opportunity to accelerate our growth and we are excited to see where Michelle takes us. Her impressive and proven track record, growing MSPs and technology companies spans more than two decades. Michelle has vast leadership experience leading growing organizations as well as large public institutions and an excellent track record of driving change, performance, and growth.
Michelle’s solid track record will build on our success to date as we continue delivering value to our partners and their customers to ensure they receive the innovation they need from the Liongard products and services they rely on for success.
Managed Service Providers (MSPs) face unprecedented challenges in business today, and the industry is evolving rapidly. They need a partner to help them improve profitability, mitigate cybersecurity risk and enable compliance. Now is the perfect time for Liongard to make this change as we pivot with an eye toward the future, and adding Michelle to the leadership team will lead Liongard as we embark on our journey forward and accelerate our growth.
Before joining Liongard, Michelle was CEO of Logically, one of the nation’s largest cybersecurity-focused MSPs. Prior to that, she was President and Chief Revenue Officer of Star2Star. She has been named to CRN’s Channel Chief list for over 8 years and was named a Top 15 Leader of one of the fastest growing female run businesses by WPO in 2021.
Michelle graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in political science and holds an MBA from American Intercontinental University. Outside of Liongard, she is an avid supporter of youth organizations, including Pop Warner sports and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Michelle lives in Sarasota, FL with her husband and six children.