Maniacal. That’s how Kyle Griswold, a friend and business associate of Brian Murphy, describes the founder and CEO of Tampa-based ReliaQuest, one of the nation’s fastest-growing cybersecurity firms.
Maniacal about process. Maniacal about constant, incremental improvement. Maniacal about never being satisfied. Maniacal about personal responsibility.
“He sets really high goals for himself on a year-to-year basis,” says Griswold, a partner at FTV Capital, which invested $30 million in ReliaQuest in 2016, and a ReliaQuest board member. “He sets goals that are aspirational, knowing that they’ll be really, really hard to hit, but that’s his way.”