TrueFort Adds Former Citi CTO to Board of Advisors


Motti Finkelstein Brings Deep Strategic IT Planning Expertise and Financial Services Understanding to Application and Cloud Workload Protection Startup

TrueFort, the cloud and application workload protection company, today announced that Motti Finkelstein, a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company and Capri Ventures and former CTO of Citi, has joined its Board of Advisors. He joins current TrueFort advisors Dr. Edward G. Amoroso CEO of TAG Cyber; Lane Bess, Principal and Founder of Bess Ventures and Advisory; Adam Schwartz Founder and CEO of Articulate; and Scott Seese, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer for LPL Financial.

“We are pleased to welcome Motti Finkelstein, one of the financial services industry’s most accomplished and respected technology leaders to our advisory board,” said Sameer Malhotra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TrueFort. “Motti’s vision and experience in deploying new technologies within large enterprises will be valuable assets for TrueFort from both product and customer acquisition planning perspectives.”

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Motti Finkelstein is a senior advisor at McKinsey as well as an advisor for Capri Ventures and several emerging technology vendors. Previously, he was CTO for the Americas and the Global Head of Strategy and Planning at Citi/Citigroup where he was responsible for creating a culture of innovation and agility in the areas of Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined Data Centers, Robotic Process Automation and User Experience. He was also the chairman of the CTO council at Citi/Citigroup. Motti served in multiple operational, engineering, architectural, and compliance management roles during his 19 year career at Citi/Citigroup.

“TrueFort is filling an unmet need for application-centric security capabilities that address the unique requirements for protecting businesses from data breaches and other forms of compromise,” said Motti Finkelstein. “I look forward to working with the TrueFort management team and other advisory board members to accelerate the company’s growth and market penetration.”