WHOA.com, a cloud provider delivering enterprise-grade cloud architecture featuring multiple Tier IV data centers, has announced the addition of two industry veterans to WHOA.com’s Executive Advisory Board. These two new members include 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.
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.
Mr. Santalo 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.
WHOA‘s newest board member, Larry Whiteside, 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, Mr. 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.