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MCA Names Michael Smith as CIO; Lisa Firestone Quoted

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Michael Smith
Michael Smith CIO MCA

Managed Care Advisors (MCA) has appointed Michael Smith as chief information officer (CIO) to support the organization’s growth strategy and business opportunities, following the recent award of  SaaS, Case Management and COVID-19 Management contracts. 

“After careful consideration, we chose Michael Smith because of his solutions-oriented and innovative approach to solving complex challenges. His unique ability to simplify complex issues into actionable solutions is exactly what we need to support our continued growth,” said Lisa Firestone, MCA president and CEO.

In his new role, Smith will supervise MCA’s Technical Solutions and will serve on the Senior Leadership Team and Executive Quality Steering Committee (EQSC). Smith’s skill set includes Cloud, IT Transformation, Information Assurance, Vulnerability Management, Security Operations Management, Agile and Enterprise Architecture.

Smith has joined MCA with more than two decades of experience in supporting information security requirements for both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Commerce. Smith has a demonstrated history focused on providing premier services to the federal, Department of Defense (DoD), civilian, health and commercial sectors in cyber disciplines. 

He is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert on government regulations and standards such as FISMA, HIPAA, and NIST. He directly oversees corporate governance, risk, and compliance functions, promoting effective Cyber and Information Security policies to address resilience, Insider Threat & Third-Party Risk Management.

Smith has previously worked for Accenture, where he served as a senior vice president of Risk & Compliance. He began his career with the U.S. Marine Corps, and since has held notable roles in security operations, business development, including chief security officer (CSO), chief information security officer (CISO) and other leadership positions with excellent communication skills. 

He is also a Certified Information Security Officer (CISO), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, PECB: ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 & v4, Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), and Certified Scrum Master.

“We specifically earmarked Michael Smith because he comes with not only two decades of experience, but he is very experienced in security, from infrastructure, software security, and personnel… We needed to have someone to lead that charge with the experience and depth that Michael brings. It’s so important to the people we serve as well as our business,” Firestone said during her Executive Spotlight Interview with ExecutiveBiz

During Lisa Firestone’s Executive Spotlight, she addressed new acquisitions, hires, and technologies that have expanded MCA’s presence in the federal sector.