Continuous investment and global expansion fuel momentum
Drawbridge, a premier cybersecurity software and services firm specializing in the needs of hedge fund and private equity managers, today announced strong growth throughout 2020 as well as several key company investments. Drawbridge has continued to invest in its people, technology and customers throughout the year, working closely with clients to help them ensure security, continuity and safety during the unprecedented times that have resulted from COVID-19.
2020 saw Drawbridge add even more tested industry talent to its experienced global team. The company significantly expanded its global reach with the opening of its London headquarters and the appointment of Simon Eyre as Head of Europe. Following growing client demand and success, Drawbridge has already expanded its London office with the recent addition of Alex Philips as Commercial Director for London. Alex brings 15 years of experience focused on delivering communication solutions in a regulatory compliant manner to the Alternative Investment market. His skills in commercial development and analysis will help Drawbridge to map its growth at a sustainable level, while his extensive business operations skills will complement the strong customer satisfaction that are a hallmark of Drawbridge’s business.
The company also continues to make key hires in the US. Ryan Krebs has joined Drawbridge as a Cyber Risk Consultant in their New York office. An experienced Alternative Investments professional, Ryan joined Drawbridge from Lighthouse Investment Partners, where he assisted with the assessment and ongoing monitoring of the broad range of operational risks associated with Lighthouse’s underlying hedge fund investments and their service providers. Ryan’s skills within cyber risk and due diligence will continue to give Drawbridge’s clients confidence in meeting their investor and regulatory cyber requirements. Prior to Lighthouse, Ryan held positions in the Private Bank at J.P. Morgan and K2 Advisors, conducting Operational Due Diligence on hedge funds, private equity funds and mutual fund managers.
“Even during these challenging times, Drawbridge has maintained its focus on client service and investment, and we are proud that our existing and new clients have recognized the critical role that Drawbridge plays in their success and the measurable value that we deliver,” said Jason Elmer, CEO, Drawbridge. “The new additions to our proven global team will further help us continuously provide our clients the best cybersecurity management solutions, service and guidance available. We understand that now more than ever, our customers need the most robust support and expertise to protect their critical systems and services, and we are committed to helping them navigate and prosper through these difficult times.”
Drawbridge has continued to receive industry accolades throughout the year, notably being named the Top Cyber Security Provider in HFM’s Tech Vendor Rankings and Ratings report. The company was also shortlisted for the 2020 Private Equity Service Provider Awards (Best Cyber Security Provider), the 2020 HFM European Hedge Fund Technology Awards (Best Cyber Security Solution), the 2020 HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards (Best Cyber Security Service) and the Private Equity Wire US 2020 Awards (Best Cyber Security Provider).