Executive leader in information technology (CIO), healthcare information technology (CTO), cyber security (CISO), data loss prevention, data analytics, data analysis, application development and implementation. Forty-one years of experience building companies, executive teams and delivering measurable and quantifiable results. Equity owner in 5 companies. As a seated board member or executive/consultant presented to boards of directors, venture capitalist and private equity investors. Presentations focused on specified topics with return on investment analysis and measurable operational impacts delineated.
Hands on experience in over 45 mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, startups and joint ventures. Expanded growth in companies and divisions from start-up or fledgling entities to operations worth hundreds of millions in revenue with and eye on the bottom and top line. Focused on domestic companies and operations but experienced with start-up/subsidiary international operations and international acquisitions/divestitures in 16 countries over the last 30 years managing companies and teams of +3,000 employees. Named as one of 32 top healthcare CISO to watch in 2018 by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Hands on experience maximizing existing tools, software and vendor agreements to increase real value from existing expenses. Long history in developing and incorporating sound business practices into actionable projects, deliverables and return on investment analysis. A leader in cyber security with a proven 22-year record assembling and leading enterprise groups in best practices in the cyber security arena, with extensive emphasis in healthcare cyber security and cloud computing.
Worked as an officer or partner for large national and multinational corporations including but not limited to MTech, Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) and PHNS, with additional experience at LHP Hospital Group and Ardent Health Services.
Involved in the successful activation of over 200 enterprise wide technologies, security tools and strategies and Electronic Health Record (HER) applications. Maximized the features and functions of the selected technology stack or application while remaining on budget and on schedule.
Successful leader in contract negotiations both initial, Transition Service Agreements (TSA’s) and renewals. Vendors included but were not limited to Microsoft Azure, AWS, Cisco, Citrix, AT&T, CenturyLink, Altice, Cerecore, McKesson, Epic, Cerner, MediTech, McAfee, KnowBe4, Cylance and Dell/EMC. Price and contract terms were always a top priority. Post signing, worked to ensure companies expeditiously installed and maximized all aspects of the contract or software.
Graduate University of Texas (Austin)
Previous Vice-Chair of Make-a-Wish Foundation of North Texas