Recognized for Cyber & Operational Resilience (CORe) Expertise, Leadership and Practice Growth

Washington, D.C., January 31, 2023MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading finance, technology, and cybersecurity advisory and management consulting firm that specializes in solving complex transformational challenges for its clients, today announced that Matt DeFrain has been promoted to managing director and Cyber & Operational Resilience (CORe) practice leader.

DeFrain joined MorganFranklin Consulting in 2020 and has since been instrumental in expanding upon the firm’s deep expertise in cyber and operational resilience. He quickly harnessed a world-class team of experts to ensure clients across industries can recover from disasters and maintain full business continuity while navigating an ever-widening attack surface.

“Matt’s reputation for delivering high-quality cyber and operational resilience solutions enabled him to quickly build an expert team that delivers tailored services to meet the diverse needs of our clients,” said Keith Hollender, Partner, Managing Director, Global Cybersecurity Services Practice Lead at MorganFranklin Consulting. “We commend Matt for his client-focused leadership and team dedication, and we look forward to seeing how he expands the CORe practice and client relationships as a managing director.”

DeFrain has a wealth of experience, having spent more than 20 years assisting some of the world’s leading organizations to build cybersecurity, operational resilience and continuity, crisis management, IT resilience and recovery, third-party risk, and enterprise risk management capabilities.

MorganFranklin Consulting provides end-to-end cybersecurity solutions. Its CORe practice specifically focuses on building customized client programs that deliver effective resilience to a multitude of threats. The firm uses an integrated approach for the complete incident management lifecycle, including site-level emergency response, technology and cyber incident response, executive-level crisis planning and management, business or operational continuity, and IT resilience and disaster recovery.

To learn more about MorganFranklin Consulting’s CORe services, visit this page.

Additional Leadership Recognition

“Matt significantly enhanced our offerings in cyber and operational resilience while working with large, Fortune 500 clients to build tailored solutions to meet their needs,” said Pete Schile, Managing Partner, Managing Director of the Global Cybersecurity Services Practice at MorganFranklin Consulting.

“Matt harnesses his expertise and relationships to further expand our global cyber and operational resilience offering to support numerous large-scale initiatives and clients”. “Over the last 18-months, he has cultivated a diverse team of experts and contributors across all industries, and this promotion is a testament to his leadership”, said Jonah Dimeo, Partner, Managing Director of the Global Cybersecurity Services Practice at MorganFranklin Consulting.

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