AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClearDATA®, a leading healthcare cloud, security and compliance expert, has named Suhas Kelkar as Chief Product Officer and Thomas McKeever as General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer to further the agility and power of cloud services for healthcare. The addition of these new roles comes at a pivotal time for ClearDATA as the company broadens its global compliance capabilities and accelerates innovation to better serve enterprise healthcare organizations including payers, providers, life sciences, global systems integrators and health technology solutions companies.
“We are very pleased to have Suhas and Tom join our executive leadership team and are confident their respective expertise will be an important asset for ClearDATA,” said Darin Brannan, Chief Executive Officer at ClearDATA. "Suhas’ commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation coupled with Tom’s technology and compliance-specific legal experience make their insight valuable to our growth strategy."
Suhas Kelkar has more than 20 years of experience architecting and building scalable enterprise applications, which included leading large technical teams in start-up, midsize and enterprise organizations. Previously, he was the Vice President-CTO Office at BMC and during his ten-year career there he held various key roles including Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific, Vice President Application Security, Vice President Executive Briefing program and Vice President Incubation/Innovation Labs. Prior to BMC, Suhas worked at Rational Software, Serena, Philips Medical systems and co-founded a social impact startup that won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. Holding seven patents in cloud computing, Suhas brings his expertise and vision to ClearDATA’s product management and product engineering teams.
“Disruptive technology continues to change the healthcare industry at a rapid pace with an added challenge to maintain a gold standard for privacy, security, and compliance in the healthcare cloud,” said Suhas. “I am excited to be part of the ClearDATA team and further ClearDATA's mission to modernize and transform healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond.”
The new General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Thomas (Tom) McKeever, is relocating to Austin from Silicon Valley and brings over a decade of experience for all legal issues for start-ups, mid-sized and public technology companies such as Actuate, Shutterfly and Accela. Prior to that, Tom worked for a federal district court judge and at leading law firms Wilson Sonsini and Heller Ehrman and Sun Microsystems. Currently, he also serves as an advisor to DocMatter, the first global knowledge and discussion forum for medical professionals. Holding a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, Tom is well-versed in balancing business with risk mitigation as a company scales.
“Bringing healthcare to the public cloud with appropriate compliance, privacy and security is a serious challenge and one well worth investing time and resources to do. The team at ClearDATA is uniquely talented with a great mix of skills, knowledge and experience to achieve their mission, and I look forward to working alongside them to help our customers provide better healthcare outcomes,” said Tom.
To learn more about how ClearDATA is making healthcare better every single day, visit https://www.cleardata.com.
Healthcare professionals across the globe trust the ClearDATA HITRUST-certified cloud to safeguard their sensitive data and power their critical applications available across the major public cloud platforms. For healthcare organizations, customers receive one of the most comprehensive Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in the industry, combined with market-leading healthcare-exclusive security and compliance solutions, and multi-cloud expertise. ClearDATA’s innovative platform of solutions and services protects customers from data privacy risks, improve their data management, and scale their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling the industry to focus on making healthcare better by improving healthcare delivery, every single day.