Financial services veteran and former head of Product & Data Strategy at AST and Nasdaq Corporate Advisory joins Drawbridge Executive Team
NEW YORK, PALM BEACH GARDENS AND LONDON, January 8, 2023: Drawbridge, a premier provider of cybersecurity software and solutions to the alternative investment industry, today announced the appointment of Lou Cordone as head of Client Success. Cordone will oversee the company’s information security advisors and cyber program coordination teams.
“Our 1,000+ clients really value our team members that help them scope and run a robust cyber program and we want to invest further in information security and cyber advisors,” said William Haney, Drawbridge CEO. “Lou has an impressive background in expanding high-expertise teams and integrating data and workflow tools to make our teams and clients more effective and efficient.”
Cordone brings more than two decades of client success experience to the position, having helped companies enhance their professional service models through data and technology. In his prior role, he developed platform-based solutions to guide client-companies in identifying and engaging with their shareholders. The platform leveraged proprietary datasets and intuitive workflow tools to complement seasoned experts.
“I have always been driven to improve the client experience through technology, helping companies continue to grow without sacrificing any of the insights and guidance that comes from human expertise,” said Cordone. “Drawbridge is a great example of a company that is building tools and analytics solve an important and urgent problem.
The appointment coincides with an exceptional year of growth for Drawbridge following its September 2022 strategic growth investment from Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch over 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has partnered with over 400 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. In addition, the industry continues to recognize Drawbridge for its market-defining offerings, with recent wins of “Best Cyber-Security Service” at the 2022 HFM US Services Awards and “IT Provider: Cyber Security” at the 2022 Drawdown Awards.
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Drawbridge simplifies the complex world of cyber security and transforms it from a growing worry to a source of ongoing business credibility. Its proprietary platform helps firms manage their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) requirements while combatting sophisticated cyber threats and third-party risks. Drawbridge’s platform connects business, compliance and IT to empower firms to centralize and manage their security programs, improve their risk profile and raise institutional capital. With a tested team focused on value delivery and a 1,000+ strong customer base, Drawbridge’s continuously optimized cybersecurity program assures firms’ credibility and boosts confidence before regulators, investors and boards.