About Drawbridge

Providing best in class cybersecurity software.

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Drawbridge is a a premier cybersecurity software and services firm specializing in the needs of hedge fund and private equity managers. With proven results and extensive industry experience, Drawbridge assists managers with building and maintaining a rigorous cybersecurity program to protect their sensitive data. Cybersecurity, advanced data protection, and a highly secure systems infrastructure are an absolute requirement to ensuring future success in the alternative investment space. Drawbridge will engage in logical, technical, and human processes, which will provide state-of-the-art innovations to create a program that exceeds regulatory guidelines and investor demands.

Our Team

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    Jason Elmer

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jason Elmer is the CEO of Drawbridge. In his role, Jason is responsible for leading the firm’s day-to-day operations and overseeing the continued global market expansion of the DrawbridgeConnect platform.

    Jason has more than 20 years of experience providing FinTech solutions to the alternative investment industry. Before Drawbridge, he served as a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps, where he founded and led the Cybersecurity Services team, working with alternative investment managers across the globe. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Abacus Group. Throughout his career, Jason has held multiple senior leadership positions within technology firms catering to multiple facets of the global financial services industry.

    Jason holds a BS in finance from the Fordham University College of Business Administration.

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    Viktor Tadijanovic

    Chief Technology Officer

    Viktor is the CTO of Drawbridge, overseeing all of the firm's technology initiatives. Viktor also provides subject matter expertise on all things cybersecurity to clients.

    Prior to joining Drawbridge, Viktor was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Abacus Group. During his tenure at Abacus Group he served as firm’s technology leader and principal architect of the award winning Abacus Flex technology platform. Before Abacus, Viktor was a Senior Systems Architect at the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Prior to GLG, Viktor was a Technical Director at Eze Castle Integration where he was responsible for managing technology delivery to all hedge fund clients in New York City and Connecticut.

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    Nathan Ford

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Nathan Ford is a Partner and the CRO of Drawbridge, where he has global responsibility for company growth, team expansion, new product rollout, partnerships, and client relationship management.

    Prior to joining Drawbridge, Nathan served as an Executive Director and member of the management team at Eze Castle Integration, a managed service provider that delivers public cloud, private cloud and cybersecurity services to the global financial services sector. During his nine year tenure, he held multiple leadership roles and established himself as a trusted expert among the industry and a proven leader within the firm.

    Nathan brings extensive industry, technology and cybersecurity knowledge of practices and guidelines critical to institutional investors and regulators, and has successfully delivered FinTech solutions throughout his career to private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, and family offices.

    Nathan holds a BS in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.

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    Simon Eyre

    Managing Director / Head of Europe

    With over 20 years’ experience crossed between NYC and London in Financial Services IT, Simon’s career has spanned Cybersecurity, Technology and delivering Client Service to Alternative Investment Firms.

    Simon has been a frequent Panellist in the London market on topics such as BCP, Cloud Security, GDPR and holds CISSP Certification. Simon joins us most recently from Edge Technology where he managed the Information Security for both the firm and its clients. Prior to that, Simon oversaw technical and Client service to the London Location of Eze Castle Integration and as an Lead Engineer in NY. Simon attended Rutgers and NJIT Universities for Electrical Engineering.

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    Mark Rousseau

    Director of Software Development

    Mark Rousseau is Director of software development at Drawbridge. Based in northwest Arkansas, Mark has more than 20 years technical experience within the financial services and logistics industries. Prior to Drawbridge, Mark has led in various roles ranging from lead developer to software architect to VP of software development. This experience has included groundbreaking financial services organizations and an industry leading world wide logistics organization. 

    Mark’s experience includes development of electronic trading systems and data processing systems. He earned a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Maine and a BS in physics from the University of Connecticut.

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    Anthony Patti

    VP of Strategic Development

    Anthony Patti is Vice President of Strategic Development at Drawbridge. Anthony holds responsibilities across business development, product development, marketing, and client relationship development. 

    Anthony works closely with a range of clients including hedge funds, private equity managers, private equity portfolio companies, venture capital firms, and multi-family offices.  

    Prior to joining Drawbridge Partners, Anthony worked at Duff & Phelps in the Global Cybersecurity Services practice.  Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Anthony worked at the Abacus Group and JP Morgan Chase with hedge funds and investment bank infrastructures, cybersecurity, business continuity and resiliency, disaster recovery, and resolution.

    Anthony is a graduate of the State University of New York-Maritime College.

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    Jozef Haracz

    Director of Finance

    Jozef is Director of Finance at Drawbridge. With over 12 years of FP&A experience, working for global corporations in constantly evolving, demanding, and highly analytical environment, Jozef joined Drawbridge in December from LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, where he managed P&L, forecasting, and budgeting processes for Givenchy and Kenzo brands. Prior to that, he worked at Ralph Lauren as finance manager supporting design, merchandising, and creative teams. Jozef started his career at Christian Dior supporting North America and Mexico businesses. Jozef graduated from Baruch College with a BBA.

Drawbridge History

2018
September 2018

Connecticut Headquarters Established

September 2018

DrawbridgeConnect™ Application Launched

2019
January 2019

100th Vendor Due Diligence Assessment Completed

January 2019

New York City Office Opened

January 2019

Nathan Ford joins Drawbridge

March 2019

Fayetteville, Arkansas Office Opened

April 2019

Viktor Tadijanovic joins Drawbridge

May 2019

100th Client Onboarded

July 2019

Los Angeles Office Opened

August 2019

DrawbridgeConnect-R Application Launched

October 2019

200th Client Onboarded

November 2019

London Office Opened

2020
January 2020

500th Vendor Due Diligence Assessment Completed

March 2020

Simon Eyre Joins Drawbridge

Tailored Guidance

The Drawbridge Team is carefully designed to cater to the mounting cyber and data security concerns the Financial Services industry is facing.  We offer tailored guidance that will fit your firm’s particular needs and requirements.

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