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Cybersecurity at Pivotas

The Pivotas Cybersecurity Advisory team is an independent group of entrepreneurs who have had successful cybersecurity business exits. Led by John LaCour, this team of four complements the expertise of Pivotas' founding partners and our Managing Directors. ​

The remaining advisory team members are currently engaged with major cybersecurity firms. Not only do they bring access to the latest industry trends, but also to deal flow. They also bring specialization in commercialization and go-to-market of cybersecurity products and services. ​

Deep cybersecurity experience in digital identities, digital trust as an “PKI as a Service” B2B and B2C on global scale for public and private trust models covering a multitude of use cases. 

Cybersecurity Advisory Board

John LaCour - Chair of the Pivotas Cybersecurity Advisory Board

John is a leading technology entrepreneur who has pioneered solutions in the cybersecurity arena. In 2008 he founded PhishLabs, a threat intelligence and mitigation company that protects brands and customers from internet threats. PhishLabs was recognized as a “Best Places to Work” company for over 6 years, Inc. 5000 company for over 4 years, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 ™ company for 2 years. Prior to founding PhishLabs, he led product management functions at several Silicon Valley cybersecurity companies.

John has been a speaker at prestigious events and conferences such as TEDX, RSA Security Conference, and Security BSides. In 2022, he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year following the successful sale of PhishLabs to Minneapolis-based HelpSystems. In 2016, John was inducted as a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), for leading CEOs under 45.

In addition to serving as Board Director for PhishLabs, with a view to “giving back,” John has been an advisory board member for multiple non-profit organizations. His reputation and experience in the technology and cybersecurity sector has enabled him to serve in various governance roles, where he provides guidance on cybersecurity trends, needs and opportunities. John is passionate about supporting emerging leaders and helping technology companies grow successfully, while also championing values for equity and the environment.

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Richard Bissonnet - Senior Advisor

Richard has been a financial advisor since 2002, initially as a founder of independent partnerships based in Geneva and Zürich.

He has advised on corporate M&A, institutional real estate transactions and venture capital funding in Switzerland, the EU and in south-east Asia.

In the earlier part of his career he was a senior executive with Reuters Holdings plc in London, Geneva, Zürich, Paris and Milan.

Richard’s current focus is on cybersecurity, and he is Executive Chair of Authentico Technologies AB, a Swedish-based provider of unique data encryption solutions.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a former President of the Swiss INSEAD Alumni Association.

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Raffael Marty – Advisor 

A driven and highly proficient senior technology executive specializing in big data analytics and cyber security, with multi-industry experience in executive management, product development/management, SaaS business modelling, threat intelligence, and strategic planning. Combines dynamic pillars of expertise to build an innovative product strategy to elevate teams and drive shareholder value. Excels at launching a suite of impactful products, including a SaaS logging platform, an OEM visualization platform, and multiple security solutions. Proven success in establishing new product markets, influencing practices/functions industrywide to maximize operations and drive long-term prosperity.​

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