Who We Are


Our Story

After spending over 15 years in the IT risk management and resiliency planning fields, Founder and Managing Director Lonzo Jackson created Copper Squared to prepare organizations to respond to and recover from significant business interruptions and crises, to align their control frameworks with their strategic objectives, and to meet regulatory requirements. The company settled on Austin for its headquarters, drawn to the city’s cultural vibe and access to both established and emerging industries.

Our Vision

Copper Squared believes that every organization can benefit from effective resiliency planning and IT risk management. We understand not every organization requires dedicated full time resiliency and risk management staff on the payroll. Instead, they need a partner. Whether it’s a business interruption, an event that negatively impacts reputation, or an issue resulting in financial loss or regulatory penalty, Copper Squared provides senior-level experts to predict and navigate these disruptions. From one-off projects to periodic intervention, our custom solutions are tailored to match your needs and budget.

Lonzo Jackson

Lonzo Jackson —
Founding Partner and
Managing Director

Lonzo has more than 15 years of experience designing and implementing IT controls and risk management frameworks; and global business continuity management systems in industries including financial services, technology, and commercial real estate. He spent more than a decade at Cantor Fitzgerald, first as the Global Head of Internal Audit Information Technology & IT Controls, and later as the Global Director of Business Continuity, a global program he built from the ground up. Prior to Cantor Fitzgerald, Lonzo was a Senior Technology Risk Consultant at Protiviti and an Enterprise Technology Consultant at Andersen Business Consulting. A Texas native, he graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Information Systems Technology.

Using his expertise in IT risk management and resiliency planning Lonzo performs speaking engagements and creates custom workshops. For the past seven years, he has volunteered as a mentor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and has recently joined its board. Lonzo and his wife, Deeyn Rhodes, also own Nannie Inez, an Austin-based boutique specializing in home furnishings, art and design objects.

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