Addition of Accomplished Industry Expert Continues to Strengthen Cybersecurity Practice Amidst Rising Demand for IAM Services

WASHINGTON, D.C.,  August 26, 2021 – MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading finance, technology, and cybersecurity advisory and management firm that specializes in solving complex transformational challenges for its clients, today announced the addition of Identity and Access Management (IAM) expert Zubaid Kazmi, to serve as a Managing Director in the company’s cybersecurity practice.

“We are pleased to welcome Zubaid to the MorganFranklin team as he will continue to drive our mission to address critical identity, access management, and business objectives for our clients,” said Keith Hollender, a managing director in MorganFranklin’s cybersecurity practice. “The last year placed a spotlight on the critical importance of identity and privileged access management for organization’s to secure remote workforces and digital transformations. We know that Zubaid’s leadership will be essential in helping our clients navigate these growing challenges.”

Kazmi has spent more than 20 years in professional services advising Fortune 500 clients on IAM initiatives across the financial services, insurance, fintech, higher education and retail sectors. Prior to joining MorganFranklin, he served as a managing director of IAM for EY. He also served as a managing director of digital identity and access management at Sila Solution Group.

“I’m thrilled to bring my experience to help MorganFranklin’s clients gain improved identity access management approaches to address growing security and compliance challenges,” said Kazmi. “MorganFranklin supports the growth trajectories of its clients across industries, and I’m excited to help join that mission.”

MorganFranklin 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, risk advisory, supply chain services, and the implementation of enterprise & cloud applications including NetSuite, Microsoft ERP, OneStream, and more. MorganFranklin is Vaco’s global consulting platform.

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:

About Vaco

Vaco delivers critical talent solutions to our clients by providing consulting, project resources, executive search, direct hire and strategic staffing solutions with expertise in numerous areas including accounting and finance, technology and operations. In addition to Vaco, our family of brands includes MorganFranklin Consulting, Vaco’s methodology-driven global consulting platform; Pivot Point Consulting, a best in KLAS healthcare IT solutions provider; and Focus Search Partners, a retained executive search practice. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 12,000 clients across the globe with 10,000 employees. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 15 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms. For more information on Vaco visit:

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