Beazley subsidiary Lodestone gets new CEO

Key hire highlights priorities for the firm

Beazley subsidiary Lodestone gets new CEO


By Terry Gangcuangco

Alton Kizziah (pictured) has joined Lodestone Security LLC – the global cybersecurity firm that is wholly owned by specialist insurer Beazley Plc – as chief executive.

An information security expert with 22 years of experience, Kizziah made the switch from MGT Consulting Group where he was executive vice president and general manager of the company’s technology solutions group. At Lodestone, Kizziah will be leading a newly expanded senior leadership team.

Priorities and focus

“I’m thrilled to join the Beazley family to help Lodestone take the next step in its evolution,” said Kizziah, who is also a US Army veteran, in a release. “Our first step will be to formalise our approach to deliver excellent outcomes more efficiently, while also preparing the organisation for growth and scale.”

According to Lodestone, the focus for the CEO will be to establish the platform, processes, and capacity to enable the business to drive deeper engagement with existing clients of Beazley. Another goal is to develop Lodestone into an “industry-recognised first choice” when it comes to cyber incident preparedness and response.

“Lodestone is an increasingly important part of Beazley’s cyber ecosystem, and we are pleased to have attracted someone with Alton’s experience to lead the company into its exciting next phase of development,” commented Beazley’s global head of cyber risks Paul Bantick.

“Building and bringing together teams, driving industry innovation, and creating service businesses are highlights of Alton’s experience. This will be invaluable as we grow Lodestone further, advancing ambitions to deliver the effective cybersecurity support that businesses across the United States and beyond increasingly need.”

Kizziah succeeded Frank Luzsicza, who was appointed as chief executive in 2020. The latter’s LinkedIn profile shows he left Lodestone in 2022.  

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