The value Vistrada brings to our clients is rooted in the talents and ingenuity of our team. Our team members bring deep and rich experiences in Business, Technology, and Management consulting.
Robert is a founder and Managing Director for Vistrada. He brings over 25 years of operating, consulting and venture leadership experience to our clients. Robert co-founded the company to allow operational, energetic and entrepreneurial spirited people to help clients build strong companies and deliver on key programs. Robert has focused on developing an agile delivery team with proven consulting skills and operational expertise. He believes that we must help clients plan appropriately but execute and “iterate to perfection”.
Robert developed his professional expertise with over 10 years at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) building his career around fortune 100 companies. He resigned from Accenture to work with early stage companies at Katalyst, a venture accelerator. As a Principal at Katalyst, Robert covered the technology and sales leadership roles for several portfolio companies in North America and Europe. Robert then ventured out to create Vistrada in 2007 during the most challenging period of the US economy especially for startups.
Robert sits on the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) Advisory Board at the University at Albany. He is also the Economic Advisor to the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) scheduled to launch in 2023. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University at Albany.
Rene Reid, founder and partner at the firm, has spent over 20 years in the Hospital and Health Care Industry. She provides overall strategic and operational leadership within the firm. Rene is focused on identifying the talent and allocating capital needed to grow the firm to meet its long-term strategic growth plans across new industries. She continues to leverage her expertise in the Healthcare space to support our clients and partners. She brings extensive experience across revenue analysis, revenue recovery, contract and system compliance to many of her clients seeking to maximize and optimize revenue. Rene has conducted multiple compliance studies of clinics and hospital departments to assess their financial contribution and improve operational procedures. Rene has built and maintained great working relationships with providers and payors while operating as a key liaison between these parties. Rene also brings extensive experience with coding and testing of reimbursement systems.
James provides technology leadership to Vistrada across technology service delivery, software, and infrastructure. James brings more than 25 years of experience executing technology analysis, delivery, and operations for companies from startups of less than 10 employees to Fortune 50 corporations. James has held previous leadership roles as a CTO at Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, CTO at Adjility Consulting, Managing Consultant at Curam, a Director at Adjoined Consulting (acquired by Capgemini), Vice-President at Digital Demographics, and Senior Manager at Accenture. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Bryon is a tenured CISO, cybersecurity professional, and GRC thought leader with over 25 years of experience. He has designed, implemented, and driven the maturation of comprehensive security programs across the globe that enable organizations to exceed internal goals and achieve continuous compliance with external requirements.
Bryon’s finance, energy, healthcare, e-commerce, government, and other industry experience includes managing all facets of security programs including the implementation of control frameworks, security assessments, policies and procedures, incident response, IT risk management, identity & access management, cybersecurity technologies, business continuity, vendor due diligence, security awareness training, and compliance audits. He is also passionate about leading and mentoring security team personnel at all stages of their careers to help develop tomorrow’s security leaders.
Working with other executives as a trusted partner, Bryon collaborates to define corporate tactical and strategic plans that support successful programs by balancing internal, contractual, and regulatory requirements with business operations.
Stephanie is Vistrada's Director of Product Management and the Chief Operating Officer for Vistrada’s HipJobJuice career portal. She brings over 20 years of consulting, product management, and business operations experience to our clients. Her areas of responsibility include Product Management, business operations, oversight of marketing activities and delivery of Vistrada's Triton Regulatory Data Service.
Stephanie has developed her professional expertise with nearly 10 years at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) with a variety of clients in life sciences and state/federal government. She then worked at a variety of start-ups and boutique consulting firms, gaining additional experience in operations, sales, product management, marketing, while also leading teams to complete large product implementations (including one with more than 40,000 users).
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts from Russell Sage College, is an experienced equestrian, is a member of the Elkridge Harford Hunt Club and is a student at Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Rob is a proven CIO and Technology Leader with 20+ years of experience delivering technology strategies and solutions that drive business results and support operational goals. He has managed all aspects of corporate IT including technology specialists, cybersecurity, infrastructure, custom software, cloud implementations, ERP, e-Commerce, analytics, etc.
Rob has extensive experience leading many projects including implementations of corporate cybersecurity programs with next-generation firewalls, end-point protection, security operations centers, phishing simulations, cybersecurity awareness training programs, penetration testing, and security related corporate policies. Rob has also lead cybersecurity incident responses and been involved in crisis management responses.
Serving as an Executive Steering Committee member, Rob partners and collaborates with other executives setting corporate strategies and direction.
Sharon Edelmann is a Director in Vistrada's Consulting Services practice focusing on helping clients execute IT strategies that deliver business value, including through delivery of Business Intelligence solutions.
Prior to joining Vistrada, Sharon was Director of Technology Services at an enterprise SaaS company where she led a team building integrations and drove the effort to embed a Business Intelligence capability into the company’s core product. Prior to this, Sharon was at one of the leading consultancies focused on web solutions where she managed technical delivery projects and engaged in hands-on software development for Global 1000 clients. Sharon started her career at Accenture, serving major high-tech clients as a member of the Technology Architecture practice. Sharon has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia, as well as a Certificate of Applied Data Science from the University of Michigan.
Erik is a Client Partner responsible for driving, growing, and scaling Vistrada’s Business Intelligence (“BI”) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (“GRC”) capabilities and practices, which includes strategy definition and planning, account management, project delivery, practice leadership, team building, and the development of strong relationships with key business and technology partners. He is a seasoned sales, business development, and practice leader, with 30+ years of experience serving in the consulting industry. Erik has worked for large Global Systems Integration and Big Four firms including Accenture and KPMG, delivering a full lifecycle of business and technology services to Fortune 500 Commercial companies and government organizations/agencies.
Matt is a proven CISO with over 20 years of Computer Networking and Information Security expertise. Matt has helped hundreds of companies build security programs and grown information security practices into nationwide security solutions providers, worked with companies who have experienced breaches for information security regulation issues, and consulted with the FBI and NYPD on security threats and attacks assisting with investigation, documentation, and pursuit of offenders.
Matt has extensive experience in dealing with the payment card and healthcare industries assisting organizations both pre-and post breaches. Matt has experience working at large corporations (e.g., Emerson Electric, En Pointe Technologies, Northrop-Grumman, etc.), mid-size corporations (Veridyn, SLAIT Consulting), and small corporations (Vintage IT, Pivot Networks etc.). Through this experience, Matt has helped build and define services from network design and installation, troubleshooting, regulatory compliance and service development.
Matt has designed technical networks architectures, developed policies and procedures, and implemented physical security controls for companies in health care, financial, and energy verticals, including Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. Matt has served on several advisory boards for technology companies.
Matt is a sought-after keynote speaker and published author who frequently appears on national newscasts such as NBC Nightly News, Squawk Box, The Today show and many others concerning security and technology issues such as social engineering and security programs.
Preet provides Human Capital leadership to Vistrada across all of its business lines, focusing on matching the right talent with client needs and growing Vistrada’s team of professionals. Preet brings more than 30 years of professional experience to Vistrada, covering a variety of industries including Financial Services, Telecom, Publishing, Media & Entertainment, Government, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Electronics. Preet has held senior leadership positions at Accenture, Morgan Stanley, and has run an ISO certification body. Preet holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Chris leads our BI / Analytic practice. Chris has over 10 years of experience in creating dynamic full stack solution to multi-dimensional problems. With an eye towards design and detail understanding of the complex data relationships he excels in delivering actionable intelligence to the BI/Data Visualization landscape. Chris is well versed in all aspects of software development and has led multinational/multi discipline teams to deliver solutions in scope and on time. Creating solutions to answer complex questions is key in all of the solutions he delivers. Chris holds a bachelors degree from Virginia Tech majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.
John is an accomplished information technology leader with 20+ years of consulting, outsourcing and broad industry experience solutioning, selling and executing complex IT initiatives. John has also served as a trusted advisor, industry SME and key collaborator for clients, senior executives and research firms (CBE/Gartner), providing insights and thought leadership into strategic planning efforts. John has held previous leadership roles as Senior Vice President of IT Infrastructure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Senior Manager within Accenture’s Technology Consulting practice serving dozens of Fortune 500 clients. His focus areas include Information Security, IT Strategy, IT Risk Management, IT Finance Management, Technology Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Architecture, Solution Engineering, Cloud Automation and Outsourcing. John is a CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner, CISM certified and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Johns Hopkins University.