Thomas to bring entrepreneurial and analytical expertise to the cloud based compliance company.
Charlie Thomas, CEO of Razorsight and author of the book “Entrepreneur: A CEO’s Lessons in American Capitalism”, has joined the advisory board of Ostendio, the recently launched Information Security Compliance company and provider of the MyVirtualComplianceManager™ platform.
“I am delighted to have Charlie on our advisory team. He has set-up and run multiple businesses and understands well the unique challenges faced by a young, rapidly growing company. He has successfully built businesses from scratch, like Net2000; as well as growing established companies like Razorsight,” said Grant Elliott, Ostendio’s CEO.
Prior to Razorsight, Thomas founded and grew Claris Capital, a boutique investment bank; co-founded one of the nation’s first Internet Service Providers which was eventually acquired by Verio; and founded an IT Services firm that was acquired by Private Equity firm GTCR.
Thomas also founded Net2000 Communications, a broadband communications provider. He led the company as CEO for nine years from start-up to an IPO led by Goldman Sachs in March 2000 reaching a market capitalization of over $1.5 billion.
“Ostendio has developed an innovative compliance solution that solves a real problem for small and medium businesses who face the same regulatory challenges as large companies but with only a fraction of the resources,” Thomas says. “I have been on both sides and understand the challenge of managing compliance with limited resources. I’m excited to participate in the growth of Ostendio as it innovates and establishes market leadership in a new category.”
Ostendio was founded by Grant Elliott in August 2013. Prior to founding Ostendio, Elliott was the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Voxiva, a market leader in providing Digital Health solutions.
About Ostendio, Inc.
Ostendio delivers affordable compliance solutions to small and medium businesses. Ostendio’s MyVirtualComplianceManager™ is a cloud based compliance management platform that delivers an easy to use, cost-effective way to improve their Information Security posture. MyVirtualComplianceManager™ allows businesses to: assess risk; create and manage critical policies and procedures; educate and assess employees on their security awareness; and monitor continuous compliance against industry regulations.