Tampa, FL – Focal Point Data Risk, LLC, a leading cybersecurity services provider for government and Fortune 500 clients, today announced Louise Lopez has joined the company’s executive team as chief financial officer.
“Louise has a strong track record helping to scale high-growth companies, and we’re thrilled to have her on the Focal Point team” said CEO Brian Marlier. “She is an incredibly well-rounded executive, with more than 20 years of experience in financial, accounting, and operations roles in both public and private companies. We’re excited to add Louise to our high-performing executive team as they work to enhance our existing services, invest in new managed security offerings, and scale our business to better support our accelerated customer base.”
Prior to Focal Point, Lopez was the EVP of Finance and Accounting at MGT of America Consulting and held a variety of roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served in a strategic, globally interactive capacity, focusing largely on acquisition and integration, business case analysis, strategic planning, and global strategic project management. In these roles, she was widely respected for her effective leadership, technical expertise, and client-centric approach. She succeeds Jim Metzger, who has served as the company’s CFO since 2017.
“Data risk management is front and center for business leaders today, and Focal Point is leading the charge,” Lopez said. “This is a truly innovative company changing the way companies approach cybersecurity risk, delivering a thorough, independent, and accurate view of security across the enterprise. I look forward to joining this talented team of game-changers and helping to steer Focal Point to the next stage of its growth.”
Among many notable accomplishments throughout her career, Lopez was selected for PwC’s exclusive global leadership development program – one of 40 individuals awarded the honor across the 45,000-member firm, and the first ever selected from the operations team. She has also held accounting, audit, and finance leadership roles at Progress Energy (now Duke Energy). Lopez has her Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Masters in Taxation from the University of South Florida, as well as an active CPA certification.
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