MorganFranklin promotes Matt DeFrain to CORe practice leader

14 February 2023 2 min. read
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MorganFranklin Consulting, a national management and technology consulting firm, has promoted Matt DeFrain to managing director and leader of the cyber & operational resilience (CORe) practice.

Based in Portland, OR, DeFrain will oversee a practice that builds customized cyber continuity and resilience programs to help clients quickly respond to attacks, minimize damage, and continue to operate under attack.

He has more than 20 years of consulting experience focusing on cybersecurity, operational resilience and continuity, crisis management, IT resilience and recovery, third-party risk, and enterprise risk management.

DeFrain joined MorganFranklin’s cyber practice in 2020, having previously spent 17 years at Deloitte US, where he was latterly a managing director in the resilience & crisis management practice. He also previously spent five years at KPMG US, where he was a director in the cybersecurity & resilience practice.MorganFranklin promotes Matt DeFrain to CORe practice leaderDeFrain has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and professional certifications from ISC(2), Disaster Recovery Institute (DRII), and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).

“Matt’s reputation for delivering high-quality cyber and operational resilience solutions enabled him to quickly build an expert team that delivers tailored services to meet the diverse needs of our clients,” said Keith Hollender, partner, managing director, global cybersecurity services practice lead at MorganFranklin Consulting. “We commend Matt for his client-focused leadership and team dedication, and we look forward to seeing how he expands the CORe practice and client relationships as a managing director.”

MorganFranklin’s wider cybersecurity practice provides services in strategy & risk, identity & access management, security operations, digital forensics & incident response, and managed security.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, MorganFranklin provides consulting in technical accounting, financial transformation and reporting, M&A preparedness and integration, risk advisory, supply chain, and implementation of enterprise and cloud applications. The firm has more than 650 employees across 10 US offices and is a part of Vaco, a recruitment and HR consulting firm.