Frank Finelli, a managing director at The Carlyle Group and a previous Wash100 Award recipient, has joined the public sector advisory board of Santa Clara, California-based enterprise data protection company Veritas Technologies.
He and three other newly appointed advisory board members will advise the company on the new cybersecurity executive order, prioritize programs, recommend actions on business opportunities and go-to-market, operational and customer strategies for the public sector and further build up strategic partnerships in the cyber community, Veritas said Tuesday.
Finelli has been a managing director at The Carlyle Group since 1998 with oversight of the private equity firm’s investments in the defense and aerospace sector.
He is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who previously served as legislative assistant to then-Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., a special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first Quadrennial Defense Review in 1997 and associate professor of economics at the U.S. Military Academy.
Finelli is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of The Atlantic Council, The Lexington Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the MIT Sloan Americas Executive Board and a board director for Business Executives for National Security and Army Emergency Relief.
Other newly appointed public sector advisory members of Veritas Technologies are Nancy Norton, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and a previous Wash100 awardee; Karen Evans, former chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security; and Barry West, founder and CEO of West Wing Advisory Services.
“I’m very excited for the strategic advice and guidance they will provide to help us ensure closer alignment with public sector customer cybersecurity and data protection needs,” said Kevin Youngquist, vice president of U.S. public sector sales at Veritas Technologies.