Who we are

We are a premier cybersecurity, privacy, risk, and compliance technology professional services and value-added reseller firm. 

We provide various service options to meet our client’s specific needs, including advisory, integrated risk transformation, consulting, operations, and technical solutions. 

We have partnered with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government entities, driving innovative integrated risk and compliance solutions across numerous business functions. 

“ Featured as Top 10 GRC Technology Consulting Companies by CIO Applications.com ”


Brand Values

Care (Be kind)

Empathize with our customers (and each other). Take the time to understand our customers’ and colleagues’ perspectives, positions and needs.

Craft (Master it)

Own your craft. Never stop learning and improving.

Team (Work together)

Teamwork makes the dream work. Fill gaps. There’s no such thing as “It’s not my job”

Truth (Be honest)

Be up front and candid. Explain what options are possible and what it will take to achieve them. Hold yourself and others accountable.

Initiative (Bias for action)

Make risk-based decisions vs waiting for approval. Engage who needs to be included and make it happen.

Fun (Enjoy what you do)

Professionals can have fun too. Life is short, live it.


Mission & Vision

To enable our clients to defend, fortify and secure their business through effective risk management processes and technologies.

Our Leadership

As a trusted advisor, Templar Shield leaders have helped global businesses across Fortune 1,000 and government entities to leverage technology as a lever 

for risk and compliance program transformation to improve the enterprise risk posture. 

Nicholas Friedman

Managing Partner

Nicholas Friedman

Nic is National Managing Partner, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Strategist and Advisory Lead at Templar Shield. Nic has 15+ years of IT industry experience, including 8+ years in information security, risk, and compliance. Nic oversees strategic partner relationships, marketing and public relationships, business development, product development, and quality service delivery of many of key clients. Nic is GRCP, ServiceNow and RSA Archer Certified.

Nic has significant experience in building, growing and leading businesses from scratch and Templar organically and significantly grew from under his stewardship. He is instrumental in building strategic relationships with channel partners and clients and setting direction for the company.

  • Integrated RiskManagement (IRM) Technology Enablement
  • IRM Platforms: RSA Archer, LockPath KeyLight, ServiceNow
  • IRM in the Cloud • OCEG GRCP Certified

Cindy Coy

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Coy

Cindy Coy has 20+ of experience in leading finance and operations of consulting firms. She has significant experience building and overseeing finance and operations.

She has experience in expanding a consulting practice from a regional practice to a national practice with the appropriate systems and infrastructure to support and sustain that growth.

Cindy specializes in finance, operations, budget preparation and analysis contract negotiation and management, revenue recognition, policy development, vendor relations, human resources management including 401K administration and immigration, and systems implementation and management.

She is disciplined with proven ability to manage multiple projects efficiently under extreme pressure. Cindy is experience in ascertaining needs and goals, streamlining existing operational procedures to improve efficiency and reporting capabilities.

Sesh Vaidyula


Sesh Vaidyula

Sesh Vaidyula is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in advising companies on Cybersecurity, Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) program transformation and technology enablement.

Apart from subject matter expertise in GRC, He gained multi-domain exposure to the areas of enterprise/operational risk, cybersecurity, third-party risk, internal audit, systems audit, business cycle and ITGC reviews, and compliance, especially with respect to Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, CCPA and the like.

He has significant experience building and leading large diversified and distributed teams in Big 4 and Global IT service firm. He is instrumental in building Control Assurance practice at Deloitte and GRC technology practice at PwC and Wipro.

Sesh is a public speaker and presented at multiple events/conferences on various GRC topics. He is currently serving ISACA Houston chapter as a board member and a known personality among the security, risk, compliance, and audit professional community as a GRC specialist and a thought leader.

Rewards and Recognitions

Our sustained commitment to deliver value to our clients helped us getting recognized as a top-notch consulting firm,

 including the following recognitions

Company News

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Templar Shield and BigID Announce Strategic Partnership

Templar Shield and BigID extend GRC capabilities for Privacy, Security, and Governance