Focal Point Taps Big 4 Leader to Head Advisory Services

August 12, 2019

Michael Ebert Focal PointTAMPA, Florida – Focal Point Data Risk, LLC (“Focal Point”), a leading data security company, today announced the addition of Michael Ebert as Executive Vice President of Advisory Services. Ebert joins the Focal Point executive team with responsibility for leading and accelerating business lines including the cybersecurity, data privacy, compliance, and internal audit practice areas. He previously served as a Senior Partner at KPMG, where he led National Cybersecurity Services for the Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical.

“Michael is an important strategic addition to our executive team, and a key catalyst for our continued growth and innovation,” said Brian Marlier, Focal Point’s CEO.  “As one of the industry’s leading experts on security and privacy, Michael will offer immediate value to our clients globally. His bold leadership, innovative thinking, and strong track record will be instrumental to our team as we accelerate through 2020.”

Ebert joins a high-performing group of security and privacy experts at Focal Point. At a time of increasing technological and regulatory change, Ebert will work to develop solutions for clients that are increasingly looking for resilient, adaptable, and innovative solutions that will flex with industry changes.

In recent years, Focal Point has seen skyrocketing demand for its unique integrated offerings, bringing together specialists from the fields of cybersecurity, data privacy, IAM, eGRC, and workforce development to solve complex business and technology challenges. Drawing upon his more than 30 years of leadership experience in the consulting industry, Ebert will capitalize on this unique value proposition, enabling client success through the combination of consulting, technology integration, and cyber skills enablement.

“Focal Point offers cutting-edge solutions to global corporations, addressing their biggest challenges: people, process, and technology – an often-claimed but rarely demonstrated set of capabilities in consulting today. Focal Point has a deep roster of cyber, privacy, and compliance experts, and I’m excited to contribute to that growth and ensure our clients’ success.”

About Michael Ebert

Michael Ebert is the Executive Vice President of Advisory Services at Focal Point. Michael is a former senior partner in the Philadelphia office of KPMG’s Advisory Services Practice and also served as a leader of its Cyber (Security, Privacy and Continuity) practice focused on Healthcare Life Sciences. Michael was also KPMG’s National Leader for HIPAA Services working with the Office for Civil Rights. He is experienced with various areas of Healthcare Regulatory compliance, Information Management, and Information Security with particular specialization in the fields of risk management and business enablement. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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