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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)CEO and Chairman
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Ostendio
Websitehttps://www.ostendio.com/
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Headquarters RegionNorth America

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

Grant Elliott deserves recognition because:
1. He is changing the way the industry approaches cybersecurity by leading the innovation of the MyVCM platform. He is a co-founder of Ostendio and his vision for a truly integrated risk management platform impacts the business of hundreds of customers and tens of thousands of users. His overall vision guides Ostendio to make the MyVCM Trust Network the default security and risk management community in North America. Through his leadership, Ostendio’s revenue has grown over 454% in the last 3 years.

2. He cares about our customers and the service they receive from the Ostendio team. He understands what customers want, and need, and he leads the Ostendio team to meet those goals. He encourages innovation from the team and looks for groundbreaking ways to change the cybersecurity industry making data security and risk management more accessible to more organizations.

3. He is a leader that cares about the organization and the communities where we live and work. He is committed to giving back through Pledge 1% (https://pledge1percent.org/) and becoming a Mission Corporation (https://www.themissioncorps.org/). He believes in our company and personal values and personally leads a values discussion with each new employee. He supports giving all employees 6 days of paid vacation every year in order to volunteer in their communities.

Brief Overview

Grant Elliott is the CEO and co-founder of Ostendio. Ostendio works with hundreds of companies and thousands of users to build security programs that are audit-ready for complex audits such as SOC 2, HITRUST, and FedRAMP. The Ostendio MyVCM platform is an industry-leading, collaborative Integrated Risk Management SaaS platform which supports about 100,000 security activities each month including publishing security policies, delivering security training, tracking assets, completing security assessments, and managing vendors.

Elliott lead Ostendio to close its Series A funding in 2021. This enables Ostendio to continue the expansion of Ostendio’s network of audit partners (Auditor Connect) and its vendor risk management solution (Vendor Connect), making the MyVCM Trust Network the default security and risk management ecosystem in North America.

Elliott is recognized as a thought leader in enterprise cybersecurity and speaks regularly about how organizations can implement effective cybersecurity and risk management programs. Ostendio was recently listed at #14 in the security industry on the Inc.5000, a list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Other awards include NVTC Tech 100, Timmy Award for Best Tech Startup, SaaS award finalist, and multiple Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

Elliott is a firm believer in building a strong company culture. Elliott supports Ostendio’s participation in Pledge 1%, a global movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to donate 1% of their staff time, product, profit, and/or equity to any charity of their choosing. Recently, Ostendio joined the Mission Corps movement of companies. This purpose-driven group of companies believes in a set of specific commitments to manage corporate, capital, and operational structures. These principles guide growth for investors and employees while making a positive impact in the community.

Elliott is also a regular cybersecurity blogger at https://www.ostendio.com/blog.