Anil Varghese

Senior Operating Partner*

Product & Technology , FPC Operating Executives

Anil Varghese

Senior Operating Partner*

Product & Technology , FPC Operating Executives

About

Anil is a seasoned information security executive with over twenty-five years of global experience in building, maturing, and turning around enterprise technology risk management program(s). He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Exeter Finance. He has been charged with technology governance and maturing assurance programs at two Blackstone portfolio companies. Under his leadership, as a 5x CISO - Anil had direct responsibility for setting strategic direction on IT security, risk, regulatory compliance mandates, and privacy matters. He has been engaged to support sensitive M&A due diligence efforts, carve out activities, and has fostered key strategic relationships across boardrooms by focusing on managing risk and not promoting fear.

Anile is a sitting Board member at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in developing their graduate master's Cyber and incubator programs. He holds numerous security certifications and most recently completed the Global Policy in Cybersecurity program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Anil is a recognized and sought-after international speaker on topics ranging from security invocation to management principles of business security.

He is also co-author of the CISO Mentor: Pragmatic advice for emerging risk management leaders, where all book proceeds are earmarked to support scholarships for those pursuing careers in Cyber or STEM fields.

* Through its Operating Partners and Operating Advisors, Francisco Partners Consulting (FPC) provides operational consulting services to the Funds managed by Francisco Partners and their portfolio companies. FPC is owned by its principals and is not an affiliate of Francisco Partners Management, L.P.