Press Release

Coalfire Appoints Michael Chao as Chief Financial Officer

September 19, 2017

Financial Executive Joins Senior Leadership Team


Westminster, CO – September 19, 2017 – Coalfire, a trusted provider of cybersecurity advisory services, today announced the appointment of Michael Chao as Chief Financial Officer.

Chao brings over twenty years of experience in both public and private companies leading financial management, strategic growth planning and all aspects of organizational financial operations. Most recently, Chao served as CFO of KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc. Previously he held key financial positions at Vail Resorts, Famous Brands International, eBay and KPMG.

"We are excited to have Michael join the Coalfire leadership team,” said Larry Jones, CEO of Coalfire. “Michael’s extensive experience in finance, operations and strategy will serve to further strengthen Coalfire as we continue on a path of rapid growth."

In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Chao will be responsible for overseeing all corporate finance, accounting, legal and IT operations for Coalfire. Specifically, he will be tasked with driving business processes to monitor and improve key financial metrics and profitability.

“I am very excited to be a part of the team and looking forward to helping Coalfire continue to build a world-class organization that serves a critical purpose in the dynamic and ever-changing world of cybersecurity. Our ability to stay strategically focused, financially disciplined and operationally agile will drive our continued success in scaling the business and growing profitably,” said Michael Chao, CFO of Coalfire.

About Coalfire
Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps and effectively manage risk. By providing independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing and cyber engineering services, we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for more than 16 years and has offices throughout the United States and Europe.

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