Addition of Experienced Industry Veteran Continues to Strengthen Cybersecurity Practice to Help Clients Meet Growing Financial Industry Regulations and Threats
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 26, 2021 – MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading finance, technology, and cybersecurity advisory and management consulting firm that specializes in solving complex transformational challenges for its clients, today announced the addition of financial services industry expert Perry Menezes as a managing director in its cybersecurity practice.
Menezes is an experienced cybersecurity leader with deep financial services expertise that will help MorganFranklin clients navigate rising cybercrime, cybersecurity, and compliance challenges amid increasing regulations and threats.
“Perry has an impressive depth of security knowledge in the financial services industry and brings a results-oriented approach,” said Keith Hollender, a managing director in MorganFranklin’s cybersecurity practice. “His relationships and ambition to build unmatched rapport with our partners is vital to providing cybersecurity professional services and making a positive impact with clients. We have an incredible team, and we are all excited that Perry is joining us as we continue to grow.”
Prior to joining MorganFranklin, Menezes was a partner at KPMG, where he led its consulting and advisory cyber practice for the banking sector. He was also previously the North America regional head of technology and cyber risk at Deutsche Bank USA. With more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience, Perry has helped some of the largest financial, technology, media, and healthcare organizations in the world navigate significant strategic initiatives.
In addition, Menezes is a regular speaker at prominent technology and risk forums including the National Operational Risk Committee (NORC) of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and a working member of the New York Cyber Task Force. Recently, he was also accepted as an advisor to the US Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary.
“MorganFranklin’s cybersecurity practice brings together a highly agile, responsive, and experienced team with the comprehensive financial services cybersecurity expertise that our clients demand,” said Menezes. “I’m excited to lead a team that combines deep financial services experience with cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning experts. Together, we will provide clients with comprehensive offerings, from cybersecurity consulting to elastic resourcing, to address their broader business challenges.”
“Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing threats in banking and financial services today,” said Jeff Henry, MorganFranklin’s financial services industry leader. “Perry’s leadership of our cybersecurity offerings in this market adds additional value to the already robust capabilities we deliver in the financial services industry.”
MorganFranklin’s cybersecurity practice provides end-to-end client services that include program strategy; governance, risk, and compliance; identity and access management, cybersecurity operations; incident response; business and technology resilience, risk intelligence; and a complete portfolio of managed security services. Broader areas of expertise also include on-demand technical accounting; financial reporting; assistance with IPO, M&A, and SPAC transactions; finance transformation; and the implementation of enterprise and cloud applications including NetSuite, Microsoft ERP, OneStream, and more.
MorganFranklin is Vaco’s global consulting platform and continues to experience rapid growth nationally amidst high demand for the firm’s services.
About MorganFranklin Consulting
MorganFranklin Consulting is a management advisory firm that works with leading businesses to address critical finance, technology, and business objectives. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington D.C. area with regional offices in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The firm supports clients across the globe. For more information visit: www.morganfranklin.com
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