Kirk leads technology strategy for Cambia’s Health Plans, working with Health Plans business leadership and technology teams to create transformative, person-focused solutions. Overseeing Cambia Enterprise Architecture as well as multiple full-stack delivery teams, Kirk’s organization is responsible for driving Cambia Health Plans’ Cloud First strategy and its migration to an event-driven microservices architecture in the Cloud. Kirk’s teams also drive interoperability services between Cambia Health Plans and the health care ecosystem of providers, payers, employers, and consumers.
Prior to moving into his current role in March of 2017, Kirk served as Cambia’s Chief Information Security Officer for six years. As Cambia’s CISO, Kirk drove information security for all Cambia lines of business and was an early advocate and adopter of building and hosting HIPAA workloads in the Cloud. Kirk has over 17 years of experience in health care information security, including nine years with WebMD where Kirk served as Director of Information Security.
Kirk earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in Humanities from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Program for Security Executives. Kirk is a member of the Executive Board of the Citizen’s Crime Commission and heads its Cybersecurity committee. Kirk is also a Board Member of the Human Access Project.