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Our Mission

To help companies globally, regardless of size, assess and monitor risks of mission critical resources.

FortifyData was founded in 2015 on the belief that holistic cyber security solutions are the future. Enterprises of all sizes should have adequate resources protecting themselves and complying with industry security standards.

Here’s an overview of some of the key players on our team:

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Bob Morrell

CEO

Bob Morrell is the CEO of FortifyData. A renowned authority on enterprise software and cloud computing in the risk management and insurance industry, Bob has spent over 25 years building industry leading companies.  This current role marks the third time in Bob Morrell’s career that he’s been at the helm of an Atlanta software startup. His previous two companies, Riskonnect and Risk Laboratories, were successfully acquired by private equity firms Thoma Bravo and Symphony Technology Group, respectively.    

After selling Riskonnect in 2017, Bob focused on helping other Atlanta-based startups.  He is currently a board advisor to Riskonnect, a board member of Citiri, an advisor to Parmonic, and acts as a mentor to numerous other companies.  Upon meeting the founder of FortifyData, Victor Gamra, Bob understood the position FortifyData plays in the cybersecurity space, and decided to come onboard.  

What excites me most about FortifyData is the opportunity and ability we have to protect companies from their biggest risk: cyber crime. The connections to my risk management roots is obvious. Ultimately, companies are looking for a platform that provides a clear line of sight to their cyber risk exposure with an integrated, holistic solution, and that’s what we provide.

Bob is a graduate of Georgia Tech and is considered a pioneer in the enterprise risk technology sector, having twice won the Risk & Insurance magazine Innovators award.  He is passionate about building collaborative, winning cultures where the customer is always the top priority. 

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Victor gamra

Founder and CTO

Before launching FortifyData, Victor Gamra was the Head of Information Security for a Credit Reporting Agency in Atlanta.

It was during this time that Victor was confronted with a problem.  He was unable to effectively quantify the complete cyber risk exposure of his own company, let alone those of his third-party vendors. There was no tool to provide him with a 100% visibility into exposed risks of the company.

“I quickly got frustrated with cyber risk assessment tools on the market. Most would flag false positives, and all would promise to provide a complete picture of my cyber risks. In reality, none of them did. This is why I started FortifyData. My aim, since day one, has been to build the most comprehensive cyber risk assessment tool on the market, focusing on the 3 pillars of cyber security; Human Risks, Processes and Technology.”

Today, in his role as the CTO, Victor continues to focus on building the capabilities of the FortifyData’s platform. The aim is to help companies of all sizes safely grow their business, and in the process become the most widely used cyber security platform in the world.

Our ultimate goal is to be proactive in addressing cyber risks. When you don’t have to worry about your data being compromised or stolen, you can focus your attention on what really matters, which is growing your business.

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Bola Ogungbemi

Co-founder and CFO

Bola Ogungbemi is the Chief Financial Officer at FortifyData.   An expert in accounting, corporate finance, auditing and controls, there is very little about finance that Bola doesn’t know.   In his current role, he is responsible for the company’s overall financial strategy and direction. 

Bola spent the first 12 years of his professional career with public accounting and financial advisory firms, before being recruited by one of his clients.  After serving as a finance director for an R&D company, he joined a large industrial air pollution control manufacturer, Dustex, initially as controller and subsequently as CFO after Dustex’s acquisition by a private equity group.

As CFO, Bola was frequently exposed to the risks posed by cyber security:

I was once asked to do a routine million-dollar transfer that was normal except a very minor detail, which I realized just before hitting the send button. Turned out our CEO, who was travelling, had his computer stolen and his system hacked. Since then, I’ve been a firm advocate of spending resources on cyber security, but I also know the opportunity for consolidation and cost optimization in the industry, and this made joining FortifyData very attractive.

A graduate of Kean University accounting department, Bola has established a reputation for strategic thinking that supports fast paced growth.

Life is what you choose to make of it, and what I love most about my career is being able to help build businesses that make a difference, first in helping control air pollution, and now in helping protect companies from cyber attacks.

FortifyData is a cyber security software company that helps enterprises of all sizes assess, identify and manage their cyber security posture.  FortifyData’s best-in-class cyber risk scoring platform tracks performance against key risk indicators  throughout an organization and allowing businesses to easily comply with industry security standards and regulations, including PCI, HIPAA, SOC 2, ISO 27001, NIST, 23NYC500 and others.

FortifyData analyzes the three pillars of cyber security; people, process and technology to provide the most holistic visibility of risk exposure. 

Fortifydata Global,
125 TownPark Drive,
Suite 300,
Kennesaw, GA 30144
US: +1 888-396-4110
EU: +31 20 708 45 52