CXO Tech Council
VP, Information Security
Centene Corporation & Carolina Complete Health
Rick is VP, Information Security at Centene Corporation, he acts as CISO for Centene’s Healthcare Enterprise subsidiaries and CISO of Carolina Complete Health Medicaid healthplan based in Charlotte, NC.
In his prior role, Rick worked as Virtual CISO supporting international companies. There, Rick developed the curriculum for a Cybersecurity Master’s degree program for an International University.
In 2022 Rick was named on Global top 100 leaders in InfoSec by Corinium Group. Rick is a frequent speaker at cybersecurity conferences, guest on cybersecurity podcasts, a member of The CyberWire Hashtable, on the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) CXO Trust Advisory Council, and the Boards of his local Charlotte ISC2 and CSA Chapters. He works with several Venture Capital firms reviewing security technology and is on the board of advisors for several startups.
Rick is a member of the CIS Critical Security Controls editorial panel, and was a lead author on the newest version 8 of the Controls. Rick has a Cybersecurity YouTube channel where he recorded an overview of updates and changes into each of the 18 new CIS CSC v8 Controls, as well as videos on other cybersecurity topics.
Rick has alternated between being a cybersecurity management consultant and CISO throughout his 25+ year cybersecurity career, where he has run ethical hacking, incident response and forensics, and risk management teams.