Syapse announced the appointment of Kirk Fjeldheim as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
As CISO, Fjeldheim will be responsible for Syapse’s overall information security strategy including data protection, IT change management, audit and compliance.
“Security has always been a top priority in all aspects of our operations and appointing Kirk reflects our continued commitment in this regard,” said Vinod Subramanian, Senior Vice President of Data Insights and Operations at Syapse. “Data is critical to solving our most pressing healthcare challenges, whether that is creating a better understanding of how cancer impacts different populations or making sure the right targeted therapy gets to the right patient. Syapse is committed to mitigating risk and continually adopting best practices aligned to protect sensitive healthcare data for all our partners and the people they care for.”
Fjeldheim is an accomplished information security and privacy executive with a proven track record of establishing internationally recognized information security programs for high-growth technology companies. Fjeldheim was most recently Chief Information Officer at SugarCRM, where he led IT, security and compliance for programs for this global CRM software company. Prior, he was Vice President of IT and Security at Rally Health, where he led security and compliance for more than 1,400 employees and developed and implemented HIPAA compliance and risk management efforts for a customer application reaching 38 million users. He has also held senior IT positions at Zynga, Xsigo Systems, Openwave Systems and Siebel Systems.