February 13, 2012 12:30 ET

WPC Announces Executive Leadership Team Hires to Grow Business and Security & Compliance Practice

Accomplished Executive Ray Guzman and Renowned Security Expert Brad Hutson Bring Wealth of Healthcare, Technology and Other Diverse Industry Experience

BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - WPC, a full-service healthcare business process consulting organization in Brentwood, Tenn., announced today that it has named Ray Guzman as senior vice president of sales and business development and Brad Hutson, CISSP, CISA, CEH, CCSA, as chief security officer. WPC's executive leadership team appointments come on the heels of an expanding client base and solutions portfolio driving eHealth excellence for hospitals, health systems, payers and other healthcare organizations.

"We are excited to welcome Ray and Brad to WPC," said Eric Mueller, services president, WPC. "They bring demonstrated leadership and exceptional knowledge in their respective professions that will allow us to expand market share and best position WPC to capitalize on our momentum in the healthcare industry. We view their roles as pivotal in shaping our future direction and helping propel us to the next level of successful growth in business development and security and compliance."

Guzman will lead WPC's sales and business development initiatives to facilitate new growth opportunities, as well as refine the company's strategic direction and competitive advantage. He brings significant experience in the healthcare and technology industries with a successful track record in strategic planning, enterprise sales, team orchestration and leadership, contract negotiation, and project management.

Guzman formerly held expanding sales and business development positions over the past nine years at Microsoft. There, he managed major healthcare accounts and developed partnership strategies throughout the healthcare industry. Guzman's performance earned him a spot in Microsoft's Exceptional Potential (ExPo) program, which identifies and develops top Microsoft performers for future senior leadership roles. Guzman is also a U.S. Army veteran.

The hiring of Hutson supports the expansion of WPC's security and compliance consulting team. Hutson will lead the expanded practice to assist WPC clients with adhering to expanded federal regulations and demands for the greater safeguarding of patient data.

Hutson comes to WPC with more than 25 years of experience in government, law enforcement, and healthcare security encompassing diverse areas such as: data, application development, infrastructure, e-Commerce, business continuity/disaster recovery, and auditing. As one of the original members of the HIPAA task force to design security rules and regulations, he brings his extensive knowledge of HIPAA HITECH security and data breaches to hospitals, health systems and payers. Hutson is a recognized security software development expert and a certified FDIC security auditor who led a security advisory team consisting of chief security officers from three global consumer reporting companies.

In previous positions, Hutson was chief technology officer for several Fortune 500 companies and government entities where he provided security consulting to large financial institutions and healthcare organizations including the development of end-to-end processes that governed training and application security testing, certifications and audits.

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About WPC
WPC is a healthcare industry leader, providing world class consulting solutions and serving as the exclusive publisher of critical HIPAA implementation publications and related products. Anchored by its nearly 40-year heritage, WPC provides technical, business process and compliance expertise. Its comprehensive solutions empower healthcare organizations to optimize operational performance and effectively manage complex business and technology change. Domain experts specialize in: ICD-10, security and compliance, electronic medical records adoption, health information exchange, payment reform, Accountable Care Organization qualifications, and more. For more information, visit

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