Executive Team

  • Daniel Nutkis
    Daniel Nutkis
    Daniel Nutkis

    Chief Executive Officer

    Since founding HITRUST in 2007, Dan has set the company’s strategy as CEO with a clear vision that established HITRUST as the vanguard in managing information risk and meeting regulatory compliance to secure critical data. Initially focusing on establishing HITRUST programs as the standard for healthcare organizations seeking security and privacy and certification, he is now focused on bringing HITRUST’s landmark services to a global audience and paving the path to ensure the company’s services are industry agnostic. Dan has been recognized as a top information security influencer by both SC Magazine and Health Information Security Magazine.

    Daniel Nutkis Chief Executive Officer
  • Brad Almond
    Brad Almond
    Brad Almond

    Chief Financial Officer

    Brad is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years serving as a Chief Financial Officer in both publicly traded and privately held companies. His career has primarily been in high-growth SaaS-based enterprises spanning a variety of areas including enterprise security, email encryption, critical business operations, and other information protection technology. Brad is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

    Brad Almond Chief Financial Officer
  • Robert E. Booker
    Robert E. Booker
    Robert E. Booker

    Chief Strategy Officer, Exec VP Center of Excellence

    Robert brings over 35 years of technology, security, and compliance leadership experience to HITRUST. Throughout his career, Robert has collaborated actively with health industry leaders, regulators, risk underwriters, health provider partners, customers including State and Federal Governments, and members of multiple Boards of Directors. At HITRUST, he is responsible for delivering innovative solutions to meet emerging information protection needs – including AI.

    Robert E. Booker Chief Strategy Officer, Exec VP Center of Excellence
  • Todd Buchardt
    Todd Buchardt
    Todd Buchardt

    EVP and General Counsel

    Todd Buchardt EVP and General Counsel
  • KC Chewning
    KC Chewning
    KC Chewning

    Vice President of Operations and Process Improvement

    With more than 20 years of experience in operations leadership, KC is responsible for Revenue Operations, Support Operations, and the HITRUST Assessment XChange. He is passionate about creating process improvements and business efficiencies that are designed to better serve the HITRUST community.

    KC Chewning Vice President of Operations and Process Improvement
  • David Robertson
    David Robertson
    David Robertson

    Executive Vice President, Engineering

    David leads software development and technical operations for the HITRUST CSF and all related services. He draws on 40 years of software industry experience, including 20 years in Security and Compliance SaaS fields. He holds an Engineering and Business degree from the University of Waterloo, a Master’s degree from Carleton University, and is a named inventor on more than a dozen patents.

    David Robertson Executive Vice President, Engineering
  • Bimal Sheth
    Bimal Sheth
    Bimal Sheth

    Executive Vice President, Standards Development & Assurance Operations

    Bimal leads the development of the HITRUST CSF and Assurance program. His teams are responsible for conducting research on information protection practices, enhancing the HITRUST CSF by incorporating new or updated authoritative sources, ensuring the Rely-Ability of HITRUST Certifications, and educating the HITRUST community about the CSF through training. Bimal has spent his career working with organizations to provide assurances over their information protection programs.

    Bimal Sheth Executive Vice President, Standards Development & Assurance Operations
  • Blake Sutherland
    Blake Sutherland
    Blake Sutherland

    Executive Vice President, Market Engagement

    With extensive experience in product and solution development, Blake is committed to helping organizations obtain, maintain, and exchange reliable cybersecurity assurances to protect their information supply chains. Blake has a deep understanding of information security technologies and holds patents for vulnerability protection, intrusion prevention/detection system filtering, methodologies for detecting data modification, and other core aspects of cybersecurity.

    Blake Sutherland Executive Vice President, Market Engagement

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