Drawbridge Partners, a cybersecurity software and services firm specialising in the needs of hedge fund and private equity managers, has appointed Simon Eyre as Managing Director overseeing the European market.Eyre will lead Drawbridge’s engineering, product and customer engagement teams across Europe.
With deep expertise in the financial services sector, Eyre brings more than 20 years of IT governance, technology architecture, cybersecurity and corporate strategy experience to Drawbridge. He most recently served as Director of Information Security at Edge Technology Group and was responsible for cybersecurity for both Edge and its clients. Eyre holds the CISSP certification. Earlier in his career, he held multiple senior management roles at Eze Castle Integration, ultimately serving as Director of Service, where he oversaw all IT Engineering, Client Relations and Project Management throughout London. Eyre is based in Drawbridge’s recently opened European headquarters in London, and reports to CEO Jason Elmer.
“Simon’s specific European market knowledge, extensive security expertise and proven track record in the financial services space make him the ideal executive to lead our recently launched Drawbridge European operations and join our leadership team,” says Jason Elmer, CEO, Drawbridge. “The unprecedented challenges facing companies today require a novel approach to cyber security detection and prevention, and Simon’s deep compliance and information security leadership will be critical as we continue to empower our clients to meet their current and future cybersecurity needs.”
“Now more than ever companies must ensure that cybersecurity is at the top of their corporate agenda. As we navigate these challenging times, the financial services industry needs a trusted partner that fully understands the nuances and evolving technology and regulatory requirements these firm must manage,” says Eyre, Managing Director, Europe, Drawbridge. “Drawbridge’s impressive growth, innovative software and services offerings and burgeoning client roster are just a few of the reasons why I’m thrilled to join this impressive Leadership Team and take the helm of our European operations. Superior client-service and technology innovation are hallmarks of the Drawbridge team and I look forward to continuing this tradition as we work with each client to help them ensure robust IT security and deliver measurable business value.”