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Dec 7, 2017 20:54 UTC

Focal Point Data Risk Names Brian Marlier as New Chief Executive Officer

TAMPA, Fla.--(Business Wire)--Focal Point Data Risk, LLC (Focal Point), a data risk management firm, today announced that its Board of Directors has voted to appoint Brian Marlier as the Chief Executive Officer. Marlier, a Founding Board Member of Focal Point, replaces Yong-Gon Chon, who led the company since February 2015.

“We appreciate Brian accepting this important leadership role. Brian has a tremendous 35-year track record in the technology industry leading teams, driving transformation and growing the bottom line. We are extremely pleased he has committed to serve Focal Point in an expanded leadership capacity,” said Chairman of the Board Joel A. Schleicher.

Brian Marlier spent over 20 years helping build Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in IT and networking. His leadership helped Cisco grow from a $1.5B company to a $48B company. Marlier retired from Cisco in August 2017, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Global Architectures and Global Enterprise Sales, responsible for $26B in product and services sales. Prior to joining Cisco, Marlier served as the Vice President of Sales for Nortel Public Data Networks and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EMASS, a division of Raytheon. He also held senior positions at Hitachi Data Systems and EMC. He joined the Board of Focal Point as a Founding Member in 2014.

“I am honored to lead such an incredible and talented team that will make Focal Point the best integrated risk management company in the world. We have the broadest data risk capabilities in the market and tremendous talent who have enabled this company to grow rapidly. I am determined to continue Focal Point’s momentum based on our differentiated offering, which is resonating strongly in the market — our unique blend of talented people, innovation, and our adventurous and competitive spirit. My mission is to enable Focal Point to achieve even greater things.”

Focal Point Data Risk is a risk management firm delivering a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of service offerings. Focal Point brings together industry-leading expertise in cybersecurity, identity governance and access management, data privacy, analytics, internal audit, and cyber training services - giving clients everything they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, Focal Point provides the resources necessary for protecting and using data across entire organizations.

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