HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 1, 2017 – WHOA.com a leader in Cybersecure and compliant cloud solutions announced today the addition of industry veteran and former Chairman and CEO of CareCloud Albert Santalo, and Vice President of healthcare and critical infrastructure in the Office of the CISO at Optiv Larry Whiteside to WHOA.com’s Executive Advisory Board.
“Albert and Larry bring valuable healthcare industry experience to our Executive Advisory Board,” said Mark Amarant, CEO of WHOA.com. “Both have significant experience to help WHOA.com build and strengthen its position in the cloud security and compliant healthcare markets. We are excited to have them on the team.”
Albert Santalo is a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. He has raised in excess of $100 million of equity capital from venture and angel investors for companies he has founded.
He is currently investing in and advising various technology ventures. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of CareCloud, a company he founded in 2009 that is working to disrupt the status quo of healthcare IT with a modern, cloud-based platform. Previously, Santalo was Chairman and CEO of Avisena, a venture-backed revenue cycle management company he founded for physicians that was acquired in 2015. Prior to Avisena, he worked at the Hackett Group / Answerthink, a management and technology consulting firm, where he served as a director in the IT Transformation and Strategy Practice.
Larry Whiteside, WHOA’s newest board member, currently serves as vice president of healthcare and critical infrastructure in the Office of the CISO at Optiv. Whiteside also is co-founder and executive vice president of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP).
Prior to Optiv, Whiteside served as the chief security officer at Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), an organization that supplies cost-effective electricity for Central Texas, manages water supplies and floods in the lower Colorado River basin, provides public parks, and supports community development in 58 Texas counties. Whiteside also worked at Comodo as corporate strategy advisor to the CEO, Lynx Technology Partners as CSO, Spectrum Health as CISO and director of enterprise operations, and Visiting Nurse Service of NY as CISO.
Whiteside started his career as an officer in the United States Air Force and separated in 2002. He served as chief, information warfare/network security divisions and chief, network security division – single agency manager for the Air Force at the Pentagon. In recognition for his achievements, Whiteside received the Company Grade Officer of the Year award for his units in 1997 and 2000, and a nomination for the National Information Security Executive of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
Whiteside received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science at Huston-Tillotson University. He is an active member in various industry organizations such as Information System Security Association (ISSA), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and multiple industry-based security committees dedicated to strengthening security in the public sector. Whiteside is a well-respected security expert, having briefed individuals at some of the highest levels of Department of Defense. He also is a thought leader in the industry with extensive experience presenting at conferences such as the Gartner Security Summit, RSA Conference and SC World Congress, and has been featured in many articles relating to information security and risk management.
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