Entara Announces New CEO, Ryan Ikeler, and Formation of Board of Directors

Entara, an industry-leading Managed Service Provider (MSP), is proud to announce the next step in our company’s evolution: the promotion of Ryan Ikeler to CEO and the transition of Founder Linda Maclachlan to Chairperson of the Board. Pamela Diaz will continue in her role as President.  

“Ryan has been a visionary for Entara since the day he joined us two years ago,” said Maclachlan. “He has brought new client offerings, new standards, new clients, and new partnerships to the helm. His personal values are inextricably woven into Entara’s core values, and I am excited to see where Ryan’s vision takes Entara.” 

Ikeler’s transition to CEO marks a milestone for Entara as the company moves towards redefining itself as a security-focused MSP. Due to his extensive experience as a consultant to this industry, Ikeler is uniquely positioned to lead Entara on the next steps in its journey. 

“I am honored to serve as Entara’s CEO,” says Ikeler. “I have learned so much from Linda, who has led Entara through two decades that have seen recessions, a pandemic, seismic shifts in the technology industry, and an alarming acceleration of sophisticated cybersecurity breaches. I am excited for this next phase and to work alongside Linda and Pam to continue to define what it means to be a security-first MSP and provide excellent service for our clients.”  

Maclachlan will serve as the Chairperson of Entara’s new Board of Directors. The continued focus of Ikeler, Diaz, and Maclachlan is to continue to make Entara a formidable industry leader, a great place to work, and a company always ready for the evolving future.  

About Entara 

Entara sets the standard for security-first Managed Service Providers and delivers exceptional, security-focused IT solutions for our clients, including IT managed services, security integration services, and breach remediation and recovery services. We’re built from the ground up to provide the strategic vision, platforms, processes and people to travel with our clients on the path to their best IT future.  

Entara has been formally recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® each year from 2017-2021, and we’re consistently ranked by MSPmentor as a Top 200 Global IT Managed Services provider and Top 100 Global IT Security Managed Services Provider. For more information, please visit https://www.entaracorp.com/.  

Claire Babala, Marketing Director 


Source: Entara