Gary Ridner, MBA, CISSP, CISM has more than 25 years of information technology and security experience in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, education, and manufacturing. Before joining Clearwater Compliance, Ridner worked as a security consultant assisting dozens of healthcare organizations assess their HIPAA compliance and security risk profile and implement policies, procedures and appropriate security controls to remediate any HIPAA compliance gaps.

Prior to his work as a healthcare security consultant, Ridner served in a number of senior information systems management positions where he was responsible for managing teams, upgrading organizational infrastructure, implementing common security frameworks (ISO 27001/27002 and PCI) and security controls, improving disaster recovery and developing business continuity planning and procedures.

Ridner received his MBA in management information systems from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He has earned both the Certified Information Security Systems Professional and Certified Information Security Manager designations.