Daniel Nutkis

Daniel Nutkis

Founder & 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.

Ken Vander Wal

Ken Vander Wal

Chief Compliance Officer

Ken is responsible for the quality and integrity of HITRUST’s CSF Assurance Program to ensure all organizations who receive the HITRUST CSF Certification are receiving the best advice available to improve their security posture. Ken also establishes and implements an effective compliance program to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct of HITRUST employees, approved HITRUST assessor organizations, and other external organizations. He demonstrates his hands-on leadership style by leading HITRUST’s training classes along with other company experts to educate new assessors on how to serve our shared clients who are implementing the HITRUST CSF.

Steve Baram

Steve Baram

Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Communications

Steve integrates a consistent message throughout all of HITRUST’s product and service lines. He ensures HITRUST’s external messaging and brand resonate with clients and prospects as the company expands its reach in Europe and Asia as well as across multiple industries. Steve has spent his career building brands and expanding their market reach for business-to-business and business-to-consumer enterprises.

Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President – Government Affairs

Carl Anderson leads an in-house legal team providing legal advice and recommendations on matters related to global legal strategies including human resources, real estate, antitrust and global compliance/regulations, as well as key business transactions and venture opportunities. He manages the public policy portfolio and monitors federal and state legislative and regulatory activities. He also leads the advocacy activities before the House of Representatives and Senate as well and federal and state agencies.

Bryan Cline

Bryan Cline

Ph.D., Chief Research Officer

Bryan provides thought leadership on risk management and compliance and develops the methodologies used in various components of the HITRUST Approach. This includes a focus on the design of the HITRUST CSF and the assessment and certification models used in the HITRUST CSF Assurance Programs, for which he provides technical direction and oversight. He’s also responsible for addressing emerging trends impacting risk management and compliance to ensure the HITRUST Approach sets the bar for organizations seeking the most comprehensive privacy and security frameworks available. Bryan previously served as HITRUST’s Vice President of Standards and Analysis.

Jason Taule

Jason Taule

Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President of Standards

Jason oversees the ongoing development and evolution of the HITRUST CSF to ensure its relevancy and continued sufficiency with our clients. This includes a broad range of HITRUST risk management framework support such as requirements integration and control specifications. He also oversees HITRUST’s internal information assurance efforts to ensure that we continue to earn and keep the confidence of our customers and third parties who have entrusted HITRUST with the safekeeping of their data.

Michael Frederick

Michael Frederick

Vice President – Operations

Michael leads the HITRUST Assurance Program including the team members and managing its various programs. This includes ensuring the integrity and accuracy of HITRUST CSF Certifications issued to a growing number of organizations who have committed to demonstrating their security and risk management posture. Michael also ensures the smooth operation of HITRUST technical infrastructure and hosting environments.

Michael Parisi

Michael Parisi

Vice President of Assurance Strategy & Community Development

Mike assesses current assurance programs and determines needed enhancements to help address organizational security and privacy challenges in the marketplace. He spearheads the development of new assurance programs and strategies to help address emerging customer challenges and regulations surrounding privacy and security. He contributes to the business by educating organizations on the multiple attributes of the HITRUST Approach, including resource savings in time and money. Mike also leads HITRUST’s community efforts to help further the adoption of our standards and programs across multiple industries, global geographies, and regulatory bodies.

Anne Kimbol

Anne Kimbol

Assistant General Counsel – Chief Privacy Officer

Anne assists the Chief Legal Officer and Contracts Manager on contractual issues with clients and vendors. She also assists HITRUST in responding to public policy issues that arise at the state, as well as federal and international, level. Anne contributes to internal privacy practices in conjunction with the information security and operations personnel and works closely with the Standards & Analysis team on growing and improving the privacy controls and mappings in the HITRUST CSF. She also identifies key international programs in HITRUST’s areas of expertise, including privacy and broader data protection issues. Anne is recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Fellow of Information Privacy.

Dennis Palmer

Dennis Palmer

Director, Information Security

Dennis is a Director at HITRUST. His responsibilities include guiding information security efforts at the corporate level for all information systems. Additionally, he provides ongoing guidance to the product development and support teams to ensure a productive and enjoyable experience for end users. Previously, he held various positions within the Assurance Services division. He has been at HITRUST since 2014.

Eric Moriak

Eric Moriak

Director, Assurance Services

Eric oversees the processing of all HITRUST reports and manages the content of the HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner Course (CCSFP) class and responds to all level 2 support tickets while also helping direct fieldwork engagements in which HITRUST participates. Eric supports HITRUST business through direct communications guiding clients and assessor organizations when questions arise. He brings several credentials to his role, including being a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), as well as being certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).

Kelley Baumgardner

Kelley Baumgardner

Director of Finance

Kelley’s team manages all financial relationships with customers, vendors, and employees. They are involved in human resources, benefits, payroll, customer billing, travel, and procurement. The goal of finance is to produce timely and accurate financial reports for senior management. Kelley works closely with business development and sales teams to forecast revenue by product line and with members of the various departments to keep expenses manageable. The team has implemented a system of internal controls that ensures data is protected and accurate.

Fernando Sarife

Fernando Sarife

Director of Sales Operations

Fernando is a key driver of customer expansion, relationship optimization, and retention at HITRUST. He has successfully merged marketing, sales, training, and support functions to maximize customer satisfaction and achieve corporate revenue and profit goals. With a customer-centric focus, Fernando rebuilt the product specialist and customer success management teams and achieved record HITRUST customer growth and retention rates. He works closely with his team to provide a successful customer experience and helps them attain the full value of HITRUST services.

Matthew Datel

Matthew Datel

Director, Education & Strategic Initiatives

Matt is focused on the expansion of HITRUST’s assessor community. In his role as Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives, Matt also oversees the Assessor Program and the HITRUST Academy. He serves as the key point of contact for all CSF Assessor organizations and assists them with their strategic efforts to realize continued success in the program. As a part of Matt’s role, he assists new organizations looking to join the CSF Assessor Program and contributes to the continuous improvement of the HITRUST Academy courses, including the development of new educational content.

Jeremy Huval

Jeremy Huval

Director, Compliance & Internal Audit

Jeremy ensures the integrity of the HITRUST CSF Assurance Program. He and his team conduct quality reviews on all certified reports issued by HITRUST and continue to collaborate with the HITRUST Assurance team on matters such as report generation, process optimization, HITRUST CSF Assurance Program Requirements updates, and MyCSF enhancements. Jeremy also leads HITRUST’s Internal Audit Department, an internal consulting and assurance function aimed at improving internal operations and ensuring an appropriate level of internal controls exist within the organization.

Jacob Bustos

Jacob Bustos

Director of Vendor Risk Management & Assessment XChange

Jacob is responsible for implementing the HITRUST assurance program and ensures the HITRUST Assessment XChange is operating effectively to support growth through automation and acceptance of the XChange Manager. He also leads a team to advance the knowledge of organizations and their vendors on HITRUST’s Assessment Exchange process through education and assisting existing organizations migrate to the new HITRUST Assessment XChange Manager.