Frank Policastro brings 20 years of financial and operational experience to Pondurance, leading start-up to high growth cyber security and technology driven companies, to include privately held, investor backed (private equity and venture capital), and publicly traded entities.
As Pondurance’s Chief Financial Officer, Frank is instrumental in advancing the company’s current and long-term financial management and strategic planning strategies as well as leading the company’s Accounting, Finance, Sales Operations, People Operations, and Talent Acquisition teams.
Prior to joining Pondurance, Frank was the Chief Financial and Business Operations Officer for SafeGuard Cyber, a venture backed SaaS company that provides security and compliance for multi-channel communication and collaboration tools. He started his journey in cybersecurity with The Crypsis Group, a Digital Forensics and Incident Response company (a portfolio company of ZP Group) where he played a critical role in scaling and selling the company to Palo Alto Networks in 2020.
Prior to his career in cybersecurity, Frank led finance and business operations teams for two investor backed technology companies based in the Washington, DC metro. In each of these roles he supported multiple equity and debt capital financing leading to two international M&A transactions. He spent the early part of his career with Kearney & Company, one of the top CPA and consulting firms exclusively supporting the Federal government.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Project Management Professional.