Bob Chaput, Founder & CEO
Bob Chaput is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in healthcare information security today. Chaput is the founder and chief executive officer of Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management solutions that are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. As a leading authority on cybersecurity and information risk management of health data, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems, including Fortune 100 organizations and other federal government institutions, to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure patient safety.
A leader who has a unique view of healthcare cybersecurity innovation, Chaput has been responsible for the associated regulatory compliance and security of some of the world’s largest healthcare networking and computing infrastructures. His direct responsibility and customer experience include safeguarding some of the world’s largest HR, Benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security for employers, healthcare providers, health plans and governments.
Prior to forming Clearwater in 2009, Chaput held executive level positions with publicly traded global companies such as GE, Johnson & Johnson and Healthways. At Healthways, he safeguarded the health data of 45 million Americans, and at GE, he was responsible for the human resources databases, health insurance programs, compensation and payroll systems for more than 400,000 of its employees.
Chaput brings nearly 40 years of combined healthcare and cybersecurity experience, managing complex projects for more than 500 clients.
Chaput earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and two advanced certificates from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Belmont University and the ITT Technical Institute and is a Certified ISC2 HCISPP Instructor.