Vinnie Liu, Bishop Fox CEO

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Job title of nominated professionalCEO and Co-founder
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Bishop Fox
Websitehttp://www.bishopfox.com
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America

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

• Vinnie Liu has grown Bishop Fox from a living room startup into the largest private professional services firm focused on offensive security testing. The company provides offensive security consulting services to the world’s leading organizations – working with 25% of the Fortune 100, the top five global media organizations, 10 of the top 20 global retailers, six of the top 10 manufacturing companies, and six of the top 10 global technology companies.

• In 2019, Bishop Fox partnered with a Fortune 100 technology giant to design their third-party security assessment program, which helps protect partner, customer, and company data by evaluating, at scale, the security posture of their third-party partners. This game-changing program has been rolled out to over 1,000 partners, making it the largest, publicly known third-party ecosystem testing program in the world.

• Bishop Fox has been profitable and grown every year since its founding. After 13 years of impressive, self-funded growth, Liu closed $25 million in Series A funding in February 2019 (from top security investment firm ForgePoint Capital) so the company can continue its market dominance and forward-thinking development of the next generation of offensive security technologies.

Overview

Vinnie Liu has grown Bishop Fox from a living room startup into the largest private professional services firm focused on offensive security testing. The company provides offensive security consulting services to the world’s leading organizations – working with 25% of the Fortune 100, the top five global media organizations, 10 of the top 20 global retailers, six of the top 10 manufacturing companies, and six of the top 10 global technology companies.

Liu has overseen the firm’s rapid growth from three employees to 200, including many of the world’s leading hackers. He’s created a strong infrastructure, built a talented management team, and fostered a loyal, dedicated workforce across offices in Phoenix, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, and Barcelona, Spain. He created his own company because he wanted to drive true change and build an organization that would make a difference in the security community. Under Liu’s leadership, Bishop Fox has been named one of the “Top Companies to Work For in Arizona” (Arizona Republic) for six consecutive years (2014-2019) based on its leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction and supervisor relationship, work environment, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall engagement.

Bishop Fox has been profitable and grown every year since its founding. After 13 years of impressive, self-funded growth, Liu closed $25 million in Series A funding in February 2019 (from top security investment firm ForgePoint Capital) so the company can continue its market dominance and forward-thinking development of the next generation of offensive security technologies.

Well respected in the security community, Liu has built a company with a reputation that is second-to-none – it stands out for its commitment to quality work and for delivering exactly what is promised.