A-LIGN Announces First International Office Expansion in Bulgaria

Accelerated growth and demand in Cybersecurity leads A-LIGN to increase international presence to better service existing and new customers

TAMPA, Fla. – Oct. 28, 2019 – A-LIGN, a cybersecurity and privacy compliance solutions provider that specializes in helping businesses navigate the complexities of regulatory and business-driven security and compliance needs, today announced the opening of a new office in Sofia, Bulgaria. The new location marks the company’s first international office expansion.

A-LIGN has experienced an incredible year of growth in 2019, most recently achieving a #43 ranking on the 2019 Florida Fast 100 list, with 135.73 percent growth between 2016 and 2018. The company was also included on this year’s Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast 50, the Seminole 100 and Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2019.

“As A-LIGN’s rapid growth continues, we saw the need to expand internationally to be able to meet the needs for our services,” said Scott Price, Chief Executive Officer of A-LIGN. “Companies continue to demand cybersecurity services, such as penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, to take place outside of business hours. An international expansion allows our U.S. employees to avoid working overnight to maintain a work-life balance and have a greater focus on analysis and remediation services for our clients.”

A-LIGN most recently expanded in June, with the opening of its second U.S. office in Denver, CO. The company has also added over 100 new employees and 800 new clients globally this year, increasing the need for an international office.

“Bulgaria made the most sense for our next expansion,” Price said. “Its business climate and pipeline of talented employees, as well as our leadership team’s ties to Bulgaria, made it the perfect location for our first international office.”

A-LIGN continues to expand to keep up with the everchanging cybersecurity landscape through its breadth of service offerings. Today, the company has more than 300 employees that service 2,300 global organizations.

For more information about A-LIGN, visit www.A-LIGN.com.

 

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About A-LIGN

A-LIGN is one of only a few globally recognized cybersecurity and privacy solutions providers that offer a single-provider approach for organizations. A-LIGN is a HITRUST CSF Assessor firm, Qualified Security Assessor Company, accredited ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 Certification Body, accredited FedRAMP 3PAO and licensed CPA firm. With the ability to work with small businesses to the largest of global enterprises, A-LIGN’s experts deliver custom solutions to clients that allow them to demonstrate trust and respect to their stakeholders through high-quality and innovative cybersecurity solutions.

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A-LIGN Ranks #43 in 2019 Florida Fast 100

A-LIGN Recognized for Second Consecutive Year with 135.73 Percent Growth

TAMPA, Fla. – October 8, 2019 – A-LIGN, a leading provider of cybersecurity and privacy compliance solutions, announced it placed #43 in the Florida Business Journal’s 2019 Florida Fast 100. Continue reading “A-LIGN Ranks #43 in 2019 Florida Fast 100”

Scott Price Hosts C-Suite Cybersecurity Panel at 2019 poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival

A-LIGN CEO Scott Price moderated the Cybersecurity panel at the poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival, on Thursday, May 23, at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. The C-suite leaders discussed various topics such as how to build a security practice within an organization, the evolution of the cyber threat landscape, the impact of privacy data breaches on corporations and specific cases of malware attacks.

poweredUp panelThe powerhouse panel included Andy Zolper, CISO of Raymond James, Jim Trainor, SVP of Cyber Solutions at AON, Tony Blackham, CISO of Ancestry.com and Edwin Doyle, Global Security Strategist of CheckPoint Software Technologies and the panel was moderated by Scott Price.

Now in its third year, the poweredUP festival brings world-class technology leaders together to share insights and data about the growing tech hub in Tampa Bay. The event is free to all employees who work at companies that are Tampa Bay Tech members and students who attend universities that are affiliate members.

To learn more about the 2019 poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Festival visit their website here.

Scott Price announced as Board Chair to FSU Department of Accounting Professional Advisory Board

The Florida State University College of Business has appointed A-LIGN Managing Partner, Scott Price, as the Board Chair to the Department of Accounting’s Professional Advisory Board (PAB).

Scott Price, a certified public accountant, received his Master’s in Accountancy from Florida State University. In his time at Florida State University, Price was the President of the Accounting Society and Vice President of the fraternity, Delta Chi.

“As an alumnus, I learned so much in my time at Florida State University, and want to continue to enhance the Accounting program at Florida State University from the employer perspective,” said Price.

The PAB is comprised of accounting and auditing leaders from around the country who provide input to the accounting faculty, in order to enhance the accounting education at Florida State.

Scott Price currently serves as the Managing Partner at A-LIGN, a full-service security, assurance, and compliance solutions firm offering services ranging from SOC 1 examinations to FedRAMP security assessments. Price was recently named to Accounting Today’s 2016 Managing Partner Elite list as one of the top accounting firm leaders in the nation. Price is also past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Looking for a career that exceeds all expectations? A-LIGN is currently accepting applications for a number of different positions. Find out more about our open positions at www.a-lign.com/careers.

To learn more about A-LIGN’s services, visit www.a-lign.com. Feel free to reach out to an A-LIGN representative at info@a-lign.com to learn more about how A-LIGN can help you navigate the compliance landscape.

A-LIGN Managing Partner Named to Accounting Today’s 2016 MP Elite

A-LIGN Managing Partner, Scott Price, has been included in Accounting Today’s Class of 2016 Managing Partner Elite list. The Managing Partner Elite program highlights the leaders of accounting firms who stand out from their peers due to their ability to guide their firms through innovation, development of strong culture and continued focus on growth.

Price has provided clients with security, assurance and compliance solutions for nearly 20 years, and has served as the Managing Partner of A-LIGN for four years. Prior to founding A-LIGN in 2009, Scott served as the co-founder and President of SAS 70 Solutions, the first ever CPA firm to specialize in SAS 70 audits. Today, there are less than five firms that are able to provide the suite of services that A-LIGN is able to offer as a CPA firm, Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC), accredited ISO 27001 certification body, and accredited FedRAMP 3PAO.

After starting from a single office in Tampa, Florida, A-LIGN has expanded its office locations to New York, Georgia, California, Illinois, Texas, and Utah. With a client and employee base spread all over the world, Price has spearheaded the use of technology in order to optimize the firm’s remote workforce – allowing A-LIGN to service clients internationally.

Price has led the firm through its strategic plan, focusing on developing a people-focused culture as a mechanism for growth and excellence within the firm. This plan includes A-LIGN’s commitment to the development of its people through training, certification opportunities, advancement based on merit instead of tenure and a framework of diversity for the firm’s culture.

“I am truly honored to have been acknowledged by Accounting Today. I think that this selection is truly a reflection on what we have been able to accomplish as a team at A-LIGN. Our biggest differentiator is the quality of the people within our organization,” said Scott Price. “We truly believe in being ‘All In’ for our clients, for the work that we complete, and for each other. Building a culture that we are proud of within the firm is one of the biggest achievements in my time as the Managing Partner, and I wouldn’t have been able to earn the title of Managing Partner Elite without the team that we’ve built.”

To read Accounting Today’s October issue featuring Scott as MP Elite, click here. To learn more about A-LIGN, visit www.a-lign.com or reach out to an A-LIGN representative at info@a-lign.com to learn more about how A-LIGN can help you navigate the compliance landscape.

 

6th Annual Leaders’ Friday Luncheon Reception

Leaders-Friday-LuncheonA-LIGN Managing Partner, Scott Price, recently attended the 6th Annual Leaders’ Friday Luncheon Reception. Price, one of the co-founders of Leaders’ Friday Luncheon, helped create the program in 2010 to promote a casual setting for young business and community leaders to enjoy an informal lunch. This allows Tampa Bay business leaders to get to know each other and the causes that they support. Price currently serves as an advisor to the program.

“A rising tide lifts all ships, we’re all here helping together. At the end of the day, we want to make Tampa Bay a better community for business, our families, and for [business leaders and their families] to stay here,” said Price, regarding the importance of the Leaders’ Friday Luncheon program to community.

Want to check out highlights from the reception? Click here to watch the video from Good Life Tampa Bay.

The event was hosted at Aloft Tampa Downtown. For more information on how to get involved with Leaders’ Friday Lunch, click here.