Calendly Names Frank Russo as its First Chief Information Security Officer
CIOReview
CIOREVIEW >> Enterprise Application Integration >>

Calendly Names Frank Russo as its First Chief Information Security Officer

By CIOReview | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Summary: Frank Russo joins Calendly to lead the charge to strengthen the security of their platform.

Fremont, CA:"As a company that's in the business of making millions of connections happen seamlessly, we understand the critical role security, privacy, and compliance play in this process. Our commitment to our users is to continue to invest in rich security and privacy features so that they can rest assured they're protected.”  said Tope Awotona, founder and CEO at Calendly. Frank Russo has been named as Calendly's first chief information security officer (CISO). Frank will handle application security, infrastructure security, corporate security, privacy, and compliance to secure Calendly customers, partners, workers, systems, and assets. He has over 20 years of security and infrastructure experience.

“Frank's vast technical experience working at some of the most notable technology companies in the world made him an obvious choice for the role, and we couldn't be happier to have him join us during this time of rapid customer and partner expansion." adds, Tope.

"We're at a monumental moment in our history where people are mobile, hybrid work has become the norm, and workers have an endless number of devices at their disposal, meaning security leaders have a greater responsibility to usher customers and employees safely into this new era," said Russo. "I'm excited for this next chapter to lead the charge to strengthen the security of our platform, along with company-wide tools and processes, while continuing to cultivate trust – our most important asset – among our user base."

Frank was the vice president of information security and CISO of XRP II at Ripple before joining Calendly. He was the director of enterprise security at Salesforce for over a decade before that. During his time at the organization, he also held several senior engineering positions. Frank started his career as a customer service engineer at a number of organizations, including Cisco.