Schellman Announces New Head of Transformation Role with the Hiring of Matt Goodrich

April 4, 2023 Schellman Compliance

Goodrich Brings Extensive Government and Cloud Computing Expertise to Lead Schellman's Innovation and Growth Strategies

TAMPA, Fla.—April 12, 2023Schellman, a leading provider of cybersecurity attestation and compliance services, is proud to announce the appointment of Matt Goodrich as its inaugural Head of Transformation. This new role is a testament to Schellman's commitment to innovation and exceptional client service and its understanding that to grow, change is necessary. Goodrich is a proven leader in the cybersecurity industry with extensive experience in developing and implementing cloud computing and cybersecurity standards for government and industry. 

 "As Schellman continues to drive innovation into the next era of cybersecurity services, we are ecstatic to welcome Matt Goodrich to our team as Head of Transformation," said Avani Desai, CEO of Schellman. "As a demonstrated trailblazer and thought leader in developing and managing cybersecurity standards at the intersection of government, law, public policy, and acquisition, Matt brings invaluable experience and expertise to our team. We are confident that his vision and understanding of the importance of consolidated assessments will play a pivotal role in our continued growth and success, as we help our clients navigate the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape and build trust with their customers." 

 Prior to joining Schellman, Goodrich served as a Principal Solution Engineer and Security Specialist for Salesforce's Global Public Sector. During his almost decade-long tenure working in the U.S. federal government, he was instrumental in modernizing government information technology through cloud computing. Goodrich is best known for developing, launching, and managing the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a globally recognized standard for the cybersecurity of cloud computing solutions. Since its inception, FedRAMP has reduced the overall cost and level of effort for government and industry alike while maintaining rigorous cybersecurity protections.

 Goodrich's extensive experience in cloud computing and cybersecurity standards for government and industry will enable him to help Schellman's clients navigate the complex and ever-changing cybersecurity landscape while simultaneously building trust with their customers. His experience in developing and implementing cloud computing and cybersecurity standards will also help Schellman position itself as a leader in next-generation cybersecurity services. 

 "I am thrilled to join the Schellman team and help drive the transformation of the cybersecurity industry," said Goodrich. "Schellman's dedication to innovation and exceptional client service, coupled with its unique approach to consolidated assessments, is what sets it apart from the rest of the industry. I am excited to work with the team to reimagine the future of compliance, push the boundaries of what's possible, and help our clients navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape with confidence." 

 With a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, Goodrich is an accomplished professional who resides in Washington, DC with his partner. Goodrich, who is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusivity, is also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. As both a prominent leader in the cybersecurity industry and an activist for LGBTQ+ rights, his appointment reinforces Schellman’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workspace.

 The addition of Goodrich also reinforces Schellman's commitment to providing exceptional value to its clients and dedication to innovation. As the company continues to disrupt the compliance industry, Goodrich's expertise and vision will be instrumental in helping Schellman drive growth, reimagine the future of compliance, and solidify its position as a leader in the next generation of cybersecurity services. 

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Schellman is a leading global provider of attestation, compliance, and certification services. Operating as an alternative practice structure as Schellman & Company, LLC, a top 100 CPA firm, and Schellman Compliance, LLC, a globally accredited compliance assessment firm, we are able to offer clients services as a CPA firm, an ISO Certification Body, a PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company, a HITRUST assessor, a FedRAMP 3PAO, and as one of the first CMMC Authorized C3PAOs. Renowned for expertise tempered by practical experience, Schellman's professionals provide superior client service balanced by steadfast independence. Schellman's approach builds successful, long-term relationships and allows our clients to achieve multiple compliance objectives using a single third-party assessor. For more information, please visit

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