Healthcare Industry Veteran Joins Clearwater as Vice President of Business Development

New Role Designed to Help Healthcare Cyber Risk Management Leader Further Build Presence as Top Partner for Private Equity Firms and Attorneys

NASHVILLE, TN (February 25, 2021) – Clearwater, the leading provider of Enterprise Cyber Risk Management and HIPAA Compliance solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Will Pendleton has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development. In this new role, Mr. Pendleton will focus on continuing to grow the company’s presence as a top partner to private equity firms and attorneys seeking to ensure their portfolio companies and clients have strong cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance programs.

For the past four years in a row, Clearwater has been rated the top Compliance and Risk Management solutions provider in Black Book Market Research’s annual healthcare industry survey, which in 2020 received responses from 2,424 security professionals representing 705 provider organizations. Attorneys and private equity firms focused on the healthcare industry have long recognized Clearwater as a leader as well.

“Based on all I’ve seen over the years, Clearwater’s risk analysis methodology and software are in the best-of-breed tier and can be seriously considered by any organization striving to meet regulatory requirements in performing HIPAA risk analysis,” says Leon Rodriguez, Former Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LP.

Mr. Pendleton comes to Clearwater from Curex Capital, a biotech/pharma-focused hedge fund where he was responsible for the financial analysis of the company’s portfolio. Prior to his time at Curex, he managed corporate development activities for Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. He also served as a sales executive for ExamOne, a Quest Diagnostics’ subsidiary. Mr. Pendleton is based in Nashville, TN, where he has lived since earning an MBA with honors from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

“We are very excited to bring Will on board and apply even greater focus and energy toward our work with attorneys and private equity firms,” says Clearwater’s Chief Sales Officer Dan Pruyn. “Healthcare attorneys recommend Clearwater to their clients because they know our solutions go deeper and further to protect their clients, and private equity firms are recognizing the same thing when it comes to protecting their portfolio companies.”

Clearwater is the leading provider of Enterprise Cyber Risk Management and HIPAA compliance software and consulting services for the healthcare industry. Our solutions enable organizations to gain enterprise-wide visibility into cybersecurity risks and more effectively prioritize and manage them, ensuring compliance with industry regulations. Clearwater’s suite of IRM|Pro® software products and consulting services help healthcare organizations to avoid preventable breaches, protect patients and their data, and meet OCR’s expectations, while optimizing cybersecurity investments. More than 400 healthcare organizations, including 70 of the nation’s largest health systems and a large universe of business associates that serve the industry, trust Clearwater to meet their information security needs. For more information about Clearwater, please visit



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