ANCA POP | Managing principal consultant

Anca Pop focuses on aligning the business with technology and information security solutions.  As an information security, compliance and IT consultant, she has been focused on bringing a customized approach to security for clients.  She has expertise in leading security and risk assessment projects, technology refresh projects, IT governance initiatives and policy and procedure documentation engagements.  She has worked with numerous start-ups and helped with funding strategies as well as IT solution evaluations for cloud services and infrastructure.

She served in the role of Director of Product Development for Cybera, a leading provider of secure application networking services, where she performed high-level analysis of technology market trends and development of market strategies.

Additionally, she has work for two of the nation’s leading healthcare companies.   She has held the positions of Manager of Information Security as well as Director of Business Management for Platform Services for Emdeon(now Change Healthcare), where she ensured regulatory compliance within the healthcare and claims processing arenas as well as IT Service Management and Compliance.

With Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Anca held the role of Senior IT & Compliance Auditor, where she led technical quality and compliance efforts, with particular focus on vendor reviews. She diligently uncovered opportunities to enhance processes, while cultivating relationships within the Information Technology and Services (IT&S) group to align business objectives with technology practices.  She also championed continuous IT auditing initiatives.

She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Computer Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University, an Associate degree in Computer Science from Washtenaw Community College, as well as an Associate in Engineering, Electrical Engineering from Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca


ERIC JOLLY | Managing principal consultant

Eric Jolly’s main emphasis is on delivering new services seamlessly to current and emerging markets as well as transforming businesses to maximize shareholder value.

He has diverse experience in strategy development and deployment, business transformation in start-up companies to mature organizations, process re-engineering, technology solutioning and continuous improvement methodology adoption.

A business professional adept at developing broad, enterprise wide views of a business opportunity and charged with identifying tangible customer value propositions. Provides thought leadership, business architecture analysis, solution recommendations, business case development, customer relationship development and overall strategy to drive innovation and meet clients where they are going when they need to be there.

He was a 5-year Healthcare IT business change leader at Hospital Corporation of America(HCA) that included technology solutioning and developing the Lean Six Sigma(LSS) Process/Performance Improvement Program to drive change across the IT enterprise for software development and support.  Prior to healthcare IT, Eric was in automotive(Nissan, Mercedes Benz, and PACCAR) for over 13 years serving in leading roles around Operational Excellence that included vendor management and development, product and process design and quality improvement, and capacity planning.  Eric has exposure in Consumer Transactional Services, Manufacturing, Banking, IT and Healthcare.

He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a previous Baldridge examiner and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and a Master of Business Administration from Belmont University’s Jack Massey School


NICK NERO | SENIOR SECURITY ENGINEER

Nick Nero is an information security professional with 15+ years of IT experience across several domains.  He has experience in developing and implementing complex information security solutions in large enterprises and small start-ups.  He has experience in developing information security standards and policies as well as experience with developing information security training materials and familiarity with industry standard frameworks – COBIT, ISO 27001. 

Nick assists Striker Advisory with vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and cybersecurity services.  He also was the Director of Technology at LikeLive, LLC and managed all day-to-day technology operations for a cloud-based video interviewing platform including troubleshooting, maintenance, risk management, etc. 

He reported to the CIO and SVP of Technology Strategy for 20th Century Fox designing and evaluating secure media streaming delivery platforms and managed the on-going development and expansion of an enterprise-wide digital asset management solution. He designed and evaluated secure cloud computing platforms for the migration of on-site services into the cloud.  

Nick also had a leading security role with The Walt Disney Company as Director of Advanced Technology and conducted security assessments of secure online video delivery platforms, tracked DRM vulnerabilities, and a corporate representative to industry-wide DRM and format standards.  He also developed an automated open source vulnerability detection program, the vulnerability management and risk rating standards as well as remediation protocol standards for Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Disney Corporate IT.  He was also responsible for the development of a database encryption protocol for PCI compliance and built the first corporate PKI and deployed it for Wi-Fi authentication across Walt Disney Theme parks. 

Certifications:  MCSE, CISSP, CISM, CCNA Auditing Regulatory Compliance


KIM TIPTON | VP OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND CLINICAL STRATEGY

Health Care and Managed Care Executive with over 15 years of experience in corporate leadership, health care regulations, and quality metrics.  Strong client management professional with HIE implementation and consultative skills in assessing, evaluating, and developing clinical workflows and quality metric strategies. Verifiable track record of success driving unprecedented revenue and profitability gains with highly competitive organizations and markets. Passionate and intensely focused on bottom line results.

She has in-depth experience in HIPAA compliance with a clinical perspective as it relates to providers, payers, and hospitals.  Kim was the Interim Outpatient Care Management Director for B.E. Smith responsible for designing the integration of outpatient care management with inpatient care management and analyzing outpatient care management return on investment related to providing continuum of care.  She was also responsible for metrics related to care management such as NCQA and DSRIP.

Kim severed as the VP of Clinical and Quality Initiatives for Diatherix Laboratories where she was responsible for payor contracting and integration of clinical and quality designs.  She negotiated and closed health plan contracts covering more than 15 million lives for multiple lines of business.  She influenced integration of clinical and quality metrics into the implementation of Diatherix service offerings throughout health systems and designed new health plan contract process with billing and sales to include health plan coverage mapping.

She was the Director of Clinical Operations at Community Health Alliance and led a multi-disciplinary team to implement a utilization management, case management, disease management, and wellness platform programs and achieved NCQA Accreditation.  She led a clinical team in development of a Quality Improvement Program, Provider Manual, Case Management and Disease Management Program Evaluations and all HIPAA policies and procedures.   She collaborated with the team to generate reporting for quality metrics to include: NCQA, HEDIS, QRS, State, STARS, QHP, and CMS.

Kim has also served in leading roles as the Director of Client Management and Operations for Informatics Corporation of America as well key clinical roles at HealthWays, Arkansas Rehab and Pharma Partners and ITT Hartford.


TONY GARCIA | SENIOR SECURITY ENGINEER

Tony Garcia has over 13yrs of information security experience including both domestic and international organizations.  He has depth and breadth in IT infrastructure and networks that allows for a holistic understanding of information security compliance needs in an organization.   

Tony assists Striker Advisory with risk assessments, policy creation, and virtual CISO services.  He has served in leading Security and Compliance roles such as Principal Security Architect/Consultant,  Sr. Security Strategist, Technology Solutions Principle Consultant, Information Security Lead Consultant and has been a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 CISO’s.  He has worked for companies such as Toyota, BT Global, Microsoft, Deloitte and Touché.

Tony is a technical subject matter expert for infrastructure, networking, wireless, security, identity, virtualization, mobile application architecture design (iPhone / Android), load balancing, hardware/OS platforms and datacenter solutions and technologies.   

He has consulted Fortune 500 companies for governance risk and compliance and an international resource for security, privacy and regulatory compliance including SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, PCI, ISO 27001/27002.  Tony has initiated, coordinated, and executed district information security and compliance efforts, including webcasts for internal sales team, partners, and customers.  He has authored IT security compliance policies based on ISO 17799 framework and NSA-IAM methodology focused on system security:  Problem Management, Incident Response, Data Classification, Risk Management, Change/ Configuration Control. Compliance frameworks subject matter expert (ITIL, CoBIT, COSO, NSA-IAM).

Tony has conducted numerous enterprise security assessments including:  Penetration testing, physical security, network architecture/design, social engineering, and security awareness training.  Remediation services such as design and server/system hardening based on Defense in Depth methodology.  He has achieved the US DOD’s Top secret security clearance-TSSCI. 

Certifications:  CISSP, CISM, CCSK, ITIL, NSA-IAM, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer NT4/2000/2003/2008, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional, CompTIA Project+/Security+/I-NET+/Network+.


Aaron wilson | SENIOR SECURITY ENGINEER

Combat proven blend of leadership and technical aptitude for defining requirements, planning and implementation of systems and business workflows with Agile approach.  Fluent with technical and business language. Often the "go to" consultant for bridging gaps between user/customer operations and underlying architecture delivery for a wide range of organizations and missions. Keen eye for analyzing critical flaws and helping define scope and risk of problems, and developing budget-conscious approaches to resolve.

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  • Excellent communicator; speech writer for 3-star Commanding General; Guest speaker at ISR Conferences; author of numerous white papers and technical planning & requirements documents.

SHELBY KOBES | MEDICAL DEVICE SECURITY SPECIALIST

Shelby is strongly driven to help solve the Information Security issues faced by organizations and hospitals today.  He is customer-mission focused and positions security problems as opportunities to help organizations achieve their goals.  Shelby has researched the implications and security risks that medical technology will pose to individual information and personal security and has researched the governance that is needed surrounding deployment of these devices to secure the information collected, and he has developed a plan to help prioritize medical devices in a hospital setting. 

Shelby has worked with Vanderbilt University in regards to developing and designing an incident response plan and in process of developing an enterprise level risk level management system.  He has also worked as a medical device security architect for UnityPoint Health completing a medical device assessment and prioritization of assets.  Shelby has researched how medical device developers could incorporate security policies to secure private information and hardware from attacks.

He has also serverd as a Health Information and Cyber Security Consultant for UnitedHealth Group.  Shelby aided in the development of a HITRUST vendor risk assessment and has performed vendor assessments, connected to stakeholders and vendor teams, and led a small team of consultants.  He used the HITRUST framework to perform detailed assessments of high-risk vendors for UHC and OPTUM. Shelby also coordinated team members and trained new additions for future assessment.   

He also served as a Health Security Consultant for PwC which enabled him to experience many different security-related projects. He worked with experienced pen testers and on projects that looked for vulnerabilities in the network of a large student loan company. During this project, Shelby used tools in Kali Linux and Nmap to scan ports for common vulnerabilities within the client’s network. This enabled Shelby to hone skills in footprinting, network scanning, web page testing and report writing. 

Shelby’s goals are to develop a system of security for medical devices that is business-mission focused and allows hospitals to have a system that is sustainable and iterative in nature.


KONRAD KOSMALA | CUSTOM WEB DESIGNER

Konrad is a passionate self-starter that graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School where he studied Entrepreneurship and Sales. During his studies, before graduating from Chapel Hill, Konrad launched several successful education and technology consulting businesses that generated over $300,000 in revenue. His focus is on the customer experience, and understanding what makes content stand out and move people to make educated decisions.