Experience and expertise:
A history of managing risk
As former consultants, Acuity founders Simon Marvell and Richard Mayall recognized there were significant gaps in risk management leaving companies exposed to unacceptable risks. Believing there was a better way, they created Acuity and the STREAM Integrated Risk Manager platform.
Purpose-built for risk management from the ground up, Acuity’s STREAM platform provides an integrated view of risk bringing cyber risk together with IT and operational risks to provide a comprehensive view of risk and compliance across the enterprise. The platform models all of the complex relationships that exist in cyber security risk management and presents the results in business terms via an intuitive user interface such that security leaders and executives can make informed risk decisions. The executive team draws on its deep expertise and industry experience to continually innovate and help companies prepare and protect themselves while embracing digital transformation.
Simon Marvell Simon Marvell LinkedIn Profile Co-founder and CEO
Simon Marvell is a Co-Founder and CEO of Acuity Risk Management. Acuity is Simon’s second venture in risk management and cyber security, having also co-founded Insight Consulting, the UK’s first specialist information security services firm which he led through 13 years of profitable growth before selling to Siemens plc in 2004. As well as providing leadership to consulting and technology businesses, Simon has advised clients across all major business sectors on integrated risk management and channels that experience into Acuity’s award-winning STREAM Integrated Risk Manager software platform.
Richard Mayall Richard Mayall LinkedIn Profile Co-founder and Technical Director
Richard Mayall is a Co-Founder of Acuity Risk Management, and is the Director responsible for technical matters as well as the delivery of professional services to our diverse customer base. Richard manages the ongoing design, development, testing and documentation of our flagship solution STREAM Integrated Risk Manager, together with its various Application modules, and also manages Acuity’s growing inhouse consultancy and training team. He also has over 36 years’ experience in the IT and information security industry advising a wide range of clients across all major business sectors on cyber, operational and enterprise risk management and information assurance.
Tim Marvell Finance Director
Tim Marvell, Finance Director, is a highly experienced finance professional for both private companies and charity sectors. With a BA Honors in Mathematics from Oxford University, he has since applied his knowledge and proven expertise in running finance departments and developing management reporting in complex multi-company environments. He is experienced at Board level and at the detailed level in an office environment. His commercial skills paired with change management strengths have seamlessly supported organizations through periods of major change and rapid growth.
Kerry Chambers Kerry Chambers LinkedIn Profile Commercial Director
Kerry has over 15 years of experience in building and managing client-facing teams in both UK and international markets, accelerating revenue growth through the development of strategic plans, building high performing sales teams, and driving operational efficiency. Kerry’s role relies on her ability to understand the challenges that the market faces as well as the clients’ implicit needs to ensure that delivery of services is consistent with both the scope of the client contract and Acuity’s service culture.
Angus Forrest Angus Forrest LinkedIn Profile Chairman
Angus Forrest has been an investor in the technology sector for 30 years, providing both expertise and funds to finance growth. He has founded three AIM investing companies Drumz, Tern and Billam. Drumz is targeting established profitable businesses with significant growth opportunities, and investing both expertise to grow the business and funds to finance the transformation. Acuity is the first investment for Drumz and exemplifies the best sort of opportunity that we are seeking, established company with great technology and some good customers, which has real global growth opportunities.
Awards & recognition
Risk Management Product Of The Year & Cyber Security Product Of The Year
Shortlisted in the Continuity, Insurance & Risk (CIR), Risk Management Awards 2020.
Top UK cyber security companies
Acuity has been listed in the ‘Top UK cyber security companies’ by Information Age in 2020.
Newsweek’s ‘Best Business Tools 2019’
STREAM cyber risk management and compliance platform has been recognized in the Compliance Management Software Category.
Bronze award for excellence in the DACH market
STREAM was recognised in Softshell’s Vendor Report 2019
recognized in Gartner’s August 2018 report
STREAM was recognized in Gartner’s ‘Critical Capabilities for IT Risk Management Solutions’ Report.