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Entries from April 2020

Mike Gentile, CISOSHARE

April 27th, 2020 · Comments

Mike-Gentile-Headshot.pngMike Gentile has been on the forefront of security program development for more than 20 years. These experiences inspired him to create CISOSHARE where he serves as the Founder, President and CEO. Initially an experiment, now one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, CISOSHARE strives to create an environment based completely on learning and teaching in everything it does. Mike has also designed CISOSHARE's security program development application that provides a suite of program measurement and do-it-yourself tools for improving any security program. Previously, Mike built, grew and sold a leading GRC company and is a co-author of both The CISO Handbook and CISO Soft Skills.

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Scott Griest, PrimaHealth

April 14th, 2020 · Comments

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Scott Griest is a sales-focused executive who has led multiple high-growth startups in the technology and financial services sectors. In addition to being an established entrepreneur and executive, he is an investor in several LA tech startups and a current board advisor for LEND360.

 

As the Chief Operating Officer of PrimaHealth Credit Mr. Griest is responsible for leading sales, account services, and loan servicing operations. 

 

Previously, Mr. Griest was the founder and CEO of American Finance Solutions, a merchant cash advance operation that twice earned a place on the Inc. 5000 list. He successfully sold the business to Rapid Capital Funding, which was later acquired by North American Bancard and renamed Bambu Finance. While at Bambu Finance Scott managed both a sizable direct sales operation as well as affiliate sales representatives.

 

Earlier, Mr. Griest was the co-founder and COO of Consolidebt, a consumer finance company that served the underbanked, which was acquired by Resolve Processing. Prior experience also includes marketing and management posts at Salesmation (a company co-founded by PrimaHealth Credit founder Brendon Kensel), Saatchi & Saatchi, and Isuzu North America.

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