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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 - Partner, 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 cyber threat intelligence and brand protection company.  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.

As a recognized cybersecurity expert, John has been a speaker at prestigious events and conferences such as TEDX, RSA Security Conference, and Security BSides. In 2022, he was voted as Entrepreneur of the Year following the successful sale of PhishLabs to Minneapolis-based HelpSystems (now Fortra).

John serves as an advisory board member for multiple companies and non-profits 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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