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. Ostendio recently closed its Series A funding 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, with Ostendio core values clearly displayed on the walls of the Arlington, VA office. Elliott supported 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 has also become a Mission Corps company and now offers all employees 6 days of paid time off to volunteer in their community.
Elliott is the former COO and CISO of Voxiva (acquired by WellTok), an integrated messaging and patient engagement platform, and former business executive at AT&T. He has over 20 years of experience developing and managing cybersecurity programs and supporting regulatory audits.
Elliott is an Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute, New York, where he enjoys teaching management theory and leadership. He resides in Virginia with his wife and three sons.