Additional Info

Job title of nominated professional (or team name)CEO and Chairman
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Ostendio
Company size (employees)10 to 49
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Grant Elliott is the CEO and co-founder of Ostendio. The Ostendio MyVCM platform is an industry leading, collaborative Integrated Risk Management SaaS platform. 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, FedRAMP and HIPAA. The Ostendio MyVCM platform currently handles over 70,000 user activities each month including document management, security training, asset management and vendor management.
Elliott is recognized as a thought-leader in enterprise cybersecurity and speaks regularly about how organizations can implement effective cybersecurity and risk management programs. He is a regular contributor to the Ostendio blog covering the latest industry news. Elliott is also an Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute, New York, where he enjoys teaching management theory and leadership.
Elliott believes in building a strong company culture with Ostendio core values clearly displayed on the walls of the Arlington, VA office. He leads by example: issuing statements about support of Black Lives Matter and encouraging the team to volunteer in the local community with 2 days paid time off each year. Elliott leads Ostendio’s participation in Pledge 1%, a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good.
Grant Elliott has risen to the unusual challenges that 2020 has brought and with a commitment to the well-being of his team and a focus on the continued success of the company. Despite the COVID pandemic, Ostendio continues to grow it’s platform revenue 90% year over year. As we reach the end of 2020, Grant is focused on continued success and growth in 2021.


Grant Elliott deserves recognition for co-founding Ostendio and building it into a leading cybersecurity company. In 2020 he has:
1. Driven the direction of Ostendio, making it the leading operational risk management platform. Ostendio MyVCM helps the entire organization with compliance and is not limited to just one element of a business. Real-time analytics provides customers with a single-pane-of-glass view of the company's security posture organized by department, facility, location, geography and by individual user. The system is easy to use on day one and can be used as a data-base of record.
2. Managed the Ostendio team to successfully launch MyVCM Vendor Connect which helps organizations manage compliance and risk related to their vendors. Traditional vendor risk management relied on static surveys that vendors completed and mailed in. MyVCM Vendor Connect solves this problem by creating a living ecosystem of vendor assessments. Companies invite vendors to create and maintain online records of their security and compliance readiness via assessments. Responses link to supporting documentation that are easily accessed and kept up to date. Companies can designate assessments to vendors based on specific regulations, or tailor them to their specific requirements.
3. Guided the development and launch of MyVCM Auditor Connect - a groundbreaking marketplace to reinvent the audit process, rendering spreadsheets, third party file shares and storage devices effectively obsolete. MyVCM Auditor Connect brings the auditor and customer together on one platform where they can share real-time evidence in a secure location.