Welcoming Frank Russo, Calendly’s first Chief Information Security Officer



Oct. 20, 2021

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We’re thrilled to announce that Frank Russo has joined Calendly as our first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He comes to Calendly with more than 20 years of security and infrastructure experience, and a strong track record of leading successful teams at companies like Salesforce, Ripple, and Cisco. 

Frank is the third addition to Calendly’s C-suite this year, following the appointment of Tina Dobie as Chief Customer Officer in September, and Annie Pearl as Chief Product Officer in February.

Frank and his team will be responsible for the overall security of Calendly’s platform and business, including application security, infrastructure security, corporate security, and compliance. His hiring comes at a critical time as more large organizations automate scheduling with Calendly’s Enterprise plan, which includes critical security, administration, and workflow integrations including SSO support and SCIM. 

“As a company that’s in the business of making millions of connections happen seamlessly, we understand the critical role security, privacy, and compliance play in this process,” said Tope Awotona, founder and CEO at Calendly. “Our commitment to our users is to continue to invest in rich security and privacy features so that they can rest assured they’re protected. Frank’s vast technical experience working at some of the most notable technology companies in the world made him an obvious choice for the role, and we couldn’t be happier to have him join us during this time of rapid customer and partner expansion.”

“We’re at a monumental moment in our history where people are mobile, hybrid work has become the norm, and workers have an endless number of devices at their disposal, meaning security leaders have a greater responsibility to usher customers and employees safely into this new era,” Frank said. “I’m excited for this next chapter to lead the charge to strengthen the security of our platform, along with company-wide tools and processes, while continuing to cultivate trust — our most important asset — among our user base.”

Frank’s appointment is an investment in Calendly’s platform to bolster security and compliance standards for all of our customers as they look to digitally transform in preparation for the hybrid-work future. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the team.

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