Calendly announced the appointment of Frank Russo as its first chief information security officer (CISO). With over 20 years of security and infrastructure experience, Russo will oversee application security, infrastructure security, corporate security, privacy and compliance to protect customers, partners, employees, systems and assets.

“We’re at a monumental moment in our history where people are mobile, hybrid work has become the norm, and workers have an endless number of devices at their disposal, meaning security leaders have a greater responsibility to usher customers and employees safely into this new era,” said Russo. “I’m excited for this next chapter to lead the charge to strengthen the security of our platform, along with company-wide tools and processes, while continuing to cultivate trust – our most important asset – among our user base.” 

Prior to joining Calendly, Russo was the vice president of information security and CISO of XRP II at Ripple. Before that, he spent nearly a decade at Salesforce as the director of enterprise security. He also held multiple senior engineering titles during his tenure with the company. Russo began his career working in customer support engineering positions at several companies, including Cisco.

Russo is Calendly’s third addition to its C-suite in 2021.